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William Gibson: I Never Imagined Facebook
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William Gibson: I Never Imagined Facebook

Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work.

For Rosetta Mission's Scientists, the Thrill Is in the Comet Chase
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For Rosetta Mission's Scientists, the Thrill Is in the Comet Chase

Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding...

Space-Time Visionary
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Space-Time Visionary

Thanks to theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, real science is embedded in Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, in which explorers seek a new home for humankind.

Google Scholar Pioneer on Search Engine's Future
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Google Scholar Pioneer on Search Engine's Future

Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar, talks about the service's history and what he sees for its future.

Casting Light on the Internet's Shadows (and Shadowing)
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Casting Light on the Internet's Shadows (and Shadowing)

In an interview, Princeton University professor Arvind Narayanan and the Center for Information Technology Policy's Solon Barocas discuss the ethical and social...

New Clock May End Time As We Know It
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New Clock May End Time As We Know It

"My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct," says Tom O'Brian.

Oculus Rift 'Fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'Minority Report' FX Guru
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Oculus Rift 'Fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'Minority Report' FX Guru

Oculus Rift is "fantastic" but virtual reality won't replace movies just yet, according to two legends of special effects.

FT Interview with Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page
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FT Interview with Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page

Wouldn't the world be a happier place if 90 per cent of the people with jobs put their feet up instead and left the robots to do the work?

What Is It Like to Control a Robotic Arm with a Brain Implant?
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What Is It Like to Control a Robotic Arm with a Brain Implant?

Jan Scheuermann is not your average experimental subject.

Megan Smith: 'You Can Affect Billions of People'
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Megan Smith: 'You Can Affect Billions of People'

Now that you work at the White House, approximately how many times a day do you find yourself thinking, God, we did this so much better at Google?

The Robot in the Cloud: A Conversation With Ken Goldberg
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The Robot in the Cloud: A Conversation With Ken Goldberg

University of California, Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg is establishing a research center that will focus on developing surgical robots.

Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'Terrifying' Online Video Challenges
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Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'Terrifying' Online Video Challenges

Think online video is old hat? Think again.

William Gibson Writes the Future
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William Gibson Writes the Future

William Gibson lives in an overwhelmingly green suburb with old-money roots south of Vancouver's downtown, and it is in this suburb that I am currently wandering...

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts
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Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable to a national epidemic of collapsing bridges.

Q&A With Futurist Martine Rothblatt
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Q&A With Futurist Martine Rothblatt

In an interview, satellite radio pioneer and futurist Martine Rothblatt says she believes there is little doubt humans will eventually invent ways to create virtual...

In Conversation Marc Andreessen
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In Conversation Marc Andreessen

It's not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen.

The Holder of Secrets
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The Holder of Secrets

From the garden terrace of a sixth-floor walkup on a quiet Berlin street, there was a clear view to the TV Tower, in Alexanderplatz.

FBI Director on Privacy, Electronic Surveillance
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FBI Director on Privacy, Electronic Surveillance

James Comey, the director of the FBI, says the Internet is the most dangerous parking lot imaginable.

5 Insights from Vint Cerf on Bitcoin, Net Neutrality and More
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5 Insights from Vint Cerf on Bitcoin, Net Neutrality and More

When Vint Cerf, often called the "father of the Internet," is speaking, it's wise to listen.
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