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Meet the Largest Science Project in ­S Government History—the James Webb Telescope
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Meet the Largest Science Project in ­S Government History—the James Webb Telescope

Since Galileo first discovered the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, telescopes have gotten larger, more accurate, and more powerful.

Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible
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Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible

Cothority, a new software project designed to make secret backdoored software updates nearly impossible, is offering to help Apple ensure that any secret court...

Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars
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Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars

There can't be many job titles out there cooler than "futurist." And earlier this week, I sat down with Sheryl Connelly, who holds that position at the Ford Motor...

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Closing In on Einstein's Ripples
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After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Closing In on Einstein's Ripples

The rain began to fall as Joe Giaime and I scrambled down a lonely rise, back toward the observatory's main building.

From Exile to Eminence: How the Alien Hunters Conquered Astronomy
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From Exile to Eminence: How the Alien Hunters Conquered Astronomy

When Jill Tarter first began to look for aliens, she drew looks askance from her friends and colleagues.

Particle's Electron Is a 'cellular Arduino' with a Global Data Plan
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Particle's Electron Is a 'cellular Arduino' with a Global Data Plan

Particle, a company that makes development kits for wireless Internet of Things applications—formerly known as Spark Devices—is preparing to ship a new board-based...

Autonomous Car Makers Hand Over Data on Glitches and Failures to California Dmv
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Autonomous Car Makers Hand Over Data on Glitches and Failures to California Dmv

If you want to build a self-driving car and test it on public roads in California, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles says that every year you have to submit...

Backslash: Anti-Surveillance Gadgets For Protesters
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Backslash: Anti-Surveillance Gadgets For Protesters

When riot police descended on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last year sporting assault rifles and armored vehicles, the images sparked an awareness of the military...

Astronomers Begin Building Super Telescope to See Dawn of the ­niverse
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Astronomers Begin Building Super Telescope to See Dawn of the ­niverse

The biggest and baddest telescope in the world stands atop a volcanic peak in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Programmers Are a Tiny Bit Introverted, but Otherwise Agreeable
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Programmers Are a Tiny Bit Introverted, but Otherwise Agreeable

"Prevalent stereotypes describe software engineers as socially inept introverts that are single-mindedly focused on computers," writes psychologist Timo Gnambs...

How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron
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How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron

As guards were going so far as to check inside NFL fans' wallets as part of routine security measures before a recent preseason game at Levi's Stadium, a different...

Robokiller Wins Ftc Prize By Annihilating Robocalls
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Robokiller Wins Ftc Prize By Annihilating Robocalls

A new technology called "RoboKiller" has won a $25,000 grand prize from the Federal Trade Commission in the agency's "Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back" contest...

Here Are Eff's Most Influential Cases from Its First 25 Years
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Here Are Eff's Most Influential Cases from Its First 25 Years

On Friday, July 10, the Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Toss Your Manual Overboard; Augmented Reality Aims at Big Industry
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Toss Your Manual Overboard; Augmented Reality Aims at Big Industry

For better or for worse, augmented reality (AR) is charging forward in the consumer space—but there's a place for AR in the industrial world as well.

'epic' Fail—how Opm Hackers Tapped the Mother Lode of Espionage Data
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'epic' Fail—how Opm Hackers Tapped the Mother Lode of Espionage Data

Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management.

Number of People with Access to U.s. Classified Data Down 12% in One Year
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Number of People with Access to U.s. Classified Data Down 12% in One Year

The U.S. government is tightening the reins on the number of employees and contractors with access to classified information.

How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less
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How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less

There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows anyone to learn the combination in eight or fewer tries, a process that requires less than two...

As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones
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As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones

On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas.

For a Brighter Robotics Future, It's Time to Offload Their Brains
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For a Brighter Robotics Future, It's Time to Offload Their Brains

Robots already stand in for humans in some of the dullest and most dangerous jobs there are, handling everything from painting cars to drilling rocks on Mars.

Apple's Contribution to the Smartwatch: An App-Centric Approach and Wi-Fi
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Apple's Contribution to the Smartwatch: An App-Centric Approach and Wi-Fi

As much as patent and trade-dress lawsuits would like to stop it, getting to today's idea of a modern, mature smartphone was a collaborative effort.
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