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World's First 'Cybathlon' Pits High-Tech Prosthetics against One Another
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World's First 'Cybathlon' Pits High-Tech Prosthetics against One Another

Bob Radocy finished screwing a light bulb into a lamp perched on the desk ... and the crowd went wild.

Highlights from the 2016 World Maker Faire
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Highlights from the 2016 World Maker Faire

The chill in the air last weekend was a reminder that fall has arrived in New York City.

Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers
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Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers

To do science, scientists need money—and usually a lot of it because specialized equipment and tools don’t come cheap.

When Will Computers Have Common Sense? Ask Facebook
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When Will Computers Have Common Sense? Ask Facebook

Facebook is well known for its early and increasing use of artificial intelligence.

How to Hack the Hackers: The Human Side of Cyber Crime
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How to Hack the Hackers: The Human Side of Cyber Crime

Say what you will about cybercriminals, says Angela Sasse, "their victims rave about the customer service".

Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft
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Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft

Japan's flagship astronomical satellite Hitomi, which launched successfully on February 17 but tumbled out of control five weeks later, may have been doomed by...

Pentagon Paying Techies to Think Like Terrorists
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Pentagon Paying Techies to Think Like Terrorists

To stop a terrorist, it helps to think like one.

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million 'Apollo Project of the Brain'
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The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million 'Apollo Project of the Brain'

Three decades ago, the U.S. government launched the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor to sequence and map all the genes of the human species.

GPS and the World's First 'Space War'
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GPS and the World's First 'Space War'

Twenty-five years ago U.S.-led Coalition forces launched the world’s first "space war" when they drove Iraqi troops out of Kuwait.

The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech's Big Breakthrough
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The Embarrassing, Destructive Fight over Biotech's Big Breakthrough

A defining moment in modern biology occurred on July 24, 1978, when biotechnology pioneer Robert Swanson, who had recently co-founded Genentech, brought two young...

New Law Paves the Way for Asteroid Mining—But Will It Work?
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New Law Paves the Way for Asteroid Mining—But Will It Work?

Mining asteroids may sound like a concept ripped from science fiction, but a new law is aiming to make it a reality.

Advanced Robotics on a Dime
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Advanced Robotics on a Dime

The robotic butlers and sentries of sci-fi fantasies already roam our planet, but you can't have them—not yet.

Alien Transit Systems May Be a Giveaway in the Search for ET
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Alien Transit Systems May Be a Giveaway in the Search for ET

Avi Loeb has an unorthodox new idea about how to search for alien civilizations—and it is hardly a surprise.

Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers
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Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers

There was a time when neuroscientists could only dream of having such a problem.

Smartphone Screen Lets You Reach Out and Touch Some 'Thing'
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Smartphone Screen Lets You Reach Out and Touch Some 'Thing'

A tiny startup outside Chicago has created external hardware for a smartphone that enables a user to feel as well as see an image on flat glass.

Search for Alien Life Ignites Battle Over Giant Telescope
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Search for Alien Life Ignites Battle Over Giant Telescope

There is a gaping hole in the latest effort to reinvigorate the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), one so big it could hold an estimated 357 million...

Tricorder XPRIZE Competition Heats Up
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Tricorder XPRIZE Competition Heats Up

On the classic TV series Star Trek, Dr. McCoy made his job look easy.

Future 'Top Guns' Will Be Battle Managers Flying Bigger, Slower Aircraft
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Future 'Top Guns' Will Be Battle Managers Flying Bigger, Slower Aircraft

At the dawn of aerial combat 100 years ago, World War I flying aces frequently closed to within 15 meters before firing at enemy aircraft with their machine guns...

Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law
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Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law

In their new book, Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary, authors Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock and Rachel Jones chronicle...

Dating Services Tinker with the Algorithms of Love
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Dating Services Tinker with the Algorithms of Love

You may have seen the Parks and Recreation episode where Tom Haverford makes 26 different online dating profiles to increase his odds of matching with every woman...
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