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TED 2015: Google Boss Wants Self-Drive Cars 'for Son'
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TED 2015: Google Boss Wants Self-Drive Cars 'for Son'

The director of Google's self-driving car project says he wants self-driving cars to be standard on roads within five years. 

Data Mining Reveals When a Yellow Taxi Is Cheaper Than Uber
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Data Mining Reveals When a Yellow Taxi Is Cheaper Than Uber

A researcher compared Uber's prices with those of New York City's Yellow Cabs. 

Apple's Haptic Touch Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs
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Apple's Haptic Touch Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs

If you're into magic tricks, stop by an Apple Store and park yourself in front of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Click around on the trackpad for a while. Voila!

Shrill? To N.C.A.A. Tournament Referees, It's Symphonic
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Shrill? To N.C.A.A. Tournament Referees, It's Symphonic

Susan Mueller, a flutist and the chairwoman of the Nevada-Las Vegas music department, examined the referee's whistle in her hand.

Edward Snowden Would Like to Explain Himself to a Jury, but He Can't
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Edward Snowden Would Like to Explain Himself to a Jury, but He Can't

Edward Snowden wants to come home.

Supercomputers Help Solve Puzzle-Like Bond for Biofuels
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Supercomputers Help Solve Puzzle-Like Bond for Biofuels

Researchers used the Extreme Science and Discovery Environment to discover the nature of the adhesion complex of cellulosomal proteins.

Cyborg Beetle Research Allows Free-Flight Study of Insects
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Cyborg Beetle Research Allows Free-Flight Study of Insects

University of California, Berkeley researchers are studying cyborg insects to learn more about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns. 

Mitsubishi Quiets Car Noise With Machine Learning
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Mitsubishi Quiets Car Noise With Machine Learning

Mitsubishi Electric says its new noise suppression technology can improve the quality of hands-free phone communication in cars. 

Computer-Stored Encryption Keys Are Not Safe From Side-Channel Attacks
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Computer-Stored Encryption Keys Are Not Safe From Side-Channel Attacks

Tel Aviv University researchers have found a way to ex-filtrate complex encryption data using side-channel technology. 

Robots Take Over the Ironing
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Robots Take Over the Ironing

Researchers funded by the European Union have developed a state-of-the-art robot capable of organizing fabrics, textiles, and garments, then folding them neatly...

Will Smart Machines Make Us Stupid? AI Experts Weigh In
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Will Smart Machines Make Us Stupid? AI Experts Weigh In

Society stands at a crossroads of artificial intelligence: We can design computers that sharpen our wits or we can let our machines turn us into ignoramuses.

Germany Moves Away From U.S.-Dominated IoT Standards Groups
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Germany Moves Away From U.S.-Dominated IoT Standards Groups

Germany's main telco, tech and manufacturing companies have formed an alliance to make sure that when devices do start speaking to each other over the Internet...

Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times
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Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times

Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London have found that several million Internet hosts are still vulnerable to the FREAK flaw in the SSL/TLS encryption...

Data Structures Influence Speed of Quantum Search in Unexpected Ways
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Data Structures Influence Speed of Quantum Search in Unexpected Ways

Although intuition says searching for data in a network would be fastest in a highly connected database, this logic does not hold for quantum computing, according...

Google's Eric Schmidt Downplays Fears Over Artificial Intelligence
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Google's Eric Schmidt Downplays Fears Over Artificial Intelligence

Google chairman Eric Schmidt suggested fear over artificial intelligence (AI) is overblown during a keynote address at the South by Southwest Conference with author...

Seven Strategies for Keeping Women in STEM Fields
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Seven Strategies for Keeping Women in STEM Fields

The 28-member Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering Working Group has developed a seven-point plan for achieving gender equity in science, technology,...

Cars Could Learn to Drive Themselves from Human Behavior
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Cars Could Learn to Drive Themselves from Human Behavior

Object recognition makes up one part of autonomous car technology, but then comes the question of what the car does in response to what it detects.

#RosettaWatch: New Clues About the Origin of Comet 67P
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#RosettaWatch: New Clues About the Origin of Comet 67P

Philae, the European Space Agency probe that landed on and then bounced across the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in November, has provided researchers...

New Keys to Data Security
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New Keys to Data Security

An intelligent keyboard can tell who you are, and power itself from your typing.

Mercury Seen As Never Before
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Mercury Seen As Never Before

NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is set to plunge to its doom on 30 April, ending nearly four years of exploration of Mercury. Before it goes, the mission is sending...
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