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The Remarkable Story of the Underwater Internet
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The Remarkable Story of the Underwater Internet

In October of 1971, in the midst of the Cold War, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Halibut entered heavily guarded Russian waters in the Sea of Okhotsk.

Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block
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Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.

Changes Afoot as DARPA Challenge Robots Prep for Upgrade
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Changes Afoot as DARPA Challenge Robots Prep for Upgrade

Researchers are preparing developing autonomous humanoid robots for the finals of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's robotics challenge. 

Study Shows Role of Media in Sharing Life Events
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Study Shows Role of Media in Sharing Life Events

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently studied what happens when people share news via new media. T

Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses
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Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

New display technology uses algorithms to alter an image based on a person's actual vision prescription.

K Computer Runs Largest Ever Ensemble Simulation of Global Weather
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K Computer Runs Largest Ever Ensemble Simulation of Global Weather

Researchers have successfully run 10,240 parallel simulations of global weather on the 10-petaflops K computer--the largest number ever executed. 

NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record
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NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of...

The Birth of Topological Spintronics
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The Birth of Topological Spintronics

Researchers have discovered a new material combination they say could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic. 

Russia Offers $110,000 to Crack Tor Anonymous Network
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Russia Offers $110,000 to Crack Tor Anonymous Network

Russia has offered 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.

Behind the Smoking Guns: Inside NYPD's 21st Century Arsenal
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Behind the Smoking Guns: Inside NYPD's 21st Century Arsenal

In the early morning hours of last Sept. 25, a stocky young man bolted the Bora Bora Lounge in Highbridge, the Bronx, with a gun in his hand and squeezed off seven...

How to Invent a Person Online
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How to Invent a Person Online

On April 8, 2013, I received an envelope in the mail from a nonexistent return address in Toledo, Ohio.

Wireless Home Automation Systems Reveal More Than You Would Think About User Behavior
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Wireless Home Automation Systems Reveal More Than You Would Think About User Behavior

Saarland University researchers have found modern smart home wireless automation systems can pose a security risk. 

Transistor Successor Set to Bring on 'The Machine' Age Soon
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Transistor Successor Set to Bring on 'The Machine' Age Soon

Researchers are working to develop memristors, a response to the diminishing return of the transistor technology used in today's computer chips. 

UNSW Robots Win World Football RoboCup
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UNSW Robots Win World Football RoboCup

The University of New South Wales team won the grand final of the 2014 RoboCup Standard Platform League robot soccer tournament, held in Brazil. 

Art By Algorithm: Computer Evolves New Artworks
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Art By Algorithm: Computer Evolves New Artworks

New software  creates digital artworks using algorithms that mimic natural selection. 

The Need for Speed
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The Need for Speed

Researchers are using high-performance computers to achieve new breakthroughs in science and engineering. 

Digging Through Big Data to Find Alien Life
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Digging Through Big Data to Find Alien Life

Back in the 1970s, scientists at Ohio State University began searching for signs of intelligent alien life using a radio telescope the size of three football fields...

Google's New Moonshot Project: The Human Body
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Google's New Moonshot Project: The Human Body

Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.

U.S. Government Chatbot Gets You to Tell All
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U.S. Government Chatbot Gets You to Tell All

Want access to the U.S. government's secrets? Talk to the robot.

For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs
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For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs

A recent U.S. Census Bureau report says only about 26 percent of those who graduate with a four-year degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)...
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