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NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap
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NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap

Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north...

Two-Hundred-Terabyte Maths Proof Is Largest Ever
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Two-Hundred-Terabyte Maths Proof Is Largest Ever

Three computer scientists have announced the largest-ever mathematics proof: a file that comes in at a whopping 200 terabytes1, roughly equivalent to all the digitized...

Self-Driving Truck Acts Like an Animal
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Self-Driving Truck Acts Like an Animal

The traditional way of developing vehicles may not work when developing future autonomous vehicles.

The Pipes Powering the Internet Are Nearly Full--What Do We Do?
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The Pipes Powering the Internet Are Nearly Full--What Do We Do?

The optical fibers that transmit data throughout the Internet have almost reached their capacity limits.

Shoot an Atom Into Silicon, and You May Have the Beginnings of a Quantum Computer
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Shoot an Atom Into Silicon, and You May Have the Beginnings of a Quantum Computer

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say they have devised a possible first step toward the creation of a practical quantum computer. 

Using Cellphone Data to Study the Spread of Cholera
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Using Cellphone Data to Study the Spread of Cholera

Researchers recently led a study showing how human mobility patterns contributed to the spread of a cholera epidemic in Senegal in 2005. 

The Algorithm That Can Predict When a Tsunami Will Strike
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The Algorithm That Can Predict When a Tsunami Will Strike

Australian National University researchers have developed an algorithm that can recreate the movements of a typical tsunami to determine its threat level.

Push for Encryption Law Falters Despite Apple Case Spotlight
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Push for Encryption Law Falters Despite Apple Case Spotlight

After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies...

 Google beats Oracle as U.S. jury declares ‘fair use’ of Java in Android
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Google beats Oracle as U.S. jury declares ‘fair use’ of Java in Android

A U.S. jury handed Alphabet’s Google a major victory in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Oracle Corp.

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says
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Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says

Never mind Terminator-like killer robots. Artificial intelligence researchers are grappling with more realistic questions like whether their creations will take...

Illuminating Life's Building Blocks
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Illuminating Life's Building Blocks

Biophysicist Joerg Bewersdorf says that 2006 was fluorescence microscopy's annus mirabilis—a 'miraculous year' as momentous in its own way as 1905, when Albert...

Meet Terrapattern, Google Earth's Missing Search Engine
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Meet Terrapattern, Google Earth's Missing Search Engine

"Why don't you click on the tennis court?" Golan Levin, an associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University, suggested.  

Japanese-Language MyShake App Crowdsources Earthquake Shaking
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Japanese-Language MyShake App Crowdsources Earthquake Shaking

Researchers have released a Japanese version of an application that crowdsources ground-shaking information from smartphones to detect earthquakes. 

Mental Health Alerts via Facebook?
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Mental Health Alerts via Facebook?

Social media data could be used to detect and track at-risk youth and mental health patients.

Shortened URLs May Open a Window on Your Life
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Shortened URLs May Open a Window on Your Life

The trend of using shortened URLs offers a new opportunity for hackers to invade users' privacy, according to Cornell Tech researchers. 

Scientists Create 'Rewritable Magnetic Charge Ice'
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Scientists Create 'Rewritable Magnetic Charge Ice'

Researchers have created rewritable magnetic charge ice, which could lead to new computing technologies. 

Checklist of Worst-Case Scenarios Could Help Prepare for Evil AI
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Checklist of Worst-Case Scenarios Could Help Prepare for Evil AI

University of Louisville researcher Roman Yampolskiy and hacktivist Federico Pistono are examining worst-case scenarios for a potential malevolent artificial intelligence...

How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry
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How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry

Unit 8200 is Israel's most mysterious agency. No one outside knows exactly how it operates, who works there, or how they learn.

IBM Memory Advances Could Speed Up Your Phone
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IBM Memory Advances Could Speed Up Your Phone

Ever wanted to pound your PC as it crawls through a restart or fumed that your phone takes much too long to launch an e-book app?  
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