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AIs Invent Weird New Limbs to Beat Virtual Obstacle Courses
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AIs Invent Weird New Limbs to Beat Virtual Obstacle Courses

What are the best two legs for running an obstacle course? One leg that crawls at the knee joint, and one massive leg dragged behind for stability like a kangaroo's...

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

Online Game Will Spot If You Have Hidden Cybersecurity Talents
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Online Game Will Spot If You Have Hidden Cybersecurity Talents

Studying music? Good news, you may have the skills to work in cybersecurity. An online training platform launching next week in the UK—with the backing of Robert...

Automation Will Have a Bigger Impact on Jobs in Smaller Cities
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Automation Will Have a Bigger Impact on Jobs in Smaller Cities

The robot takeover will start in the smaller cities.

The Easter Egg Puzzles that Are Hiding Inside Video Games
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The Easter Egg Puzzles that Are Hiding Inside Video Games

Brad Hill knew what the jumbled letters represented, but he had no idea where they would lead.

Super-Fast Parkinson's App Will Track Symptoms More Closely
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Super-Fast Parkinson's App Will Track Symptoms More Closely

A smartphone app that uses deep learning lets people with Parkinson's disease test their symptoms at home in just 4 minutes.

The Wikipedia Bots that Are Engaged in Spats that Never End
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The Wikipedia Bots that Are Engaged in Spats that Never End

Is. Isn't. Is. Isn’t. Is. Isn't.

Marconi Forged Today's Interconnected World of Communication
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Marconi Forged Today's Interconnected World of Communication

At Guglielmo Marconi's grand state funeral in Rome in 1937—orchestrated with military-style pomp by the black-shirted Benito Mussolini—the largest wreath on the...

Hololens Augmented Reality to Foil Hack Attacks in Factories
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Hololens Augmented Reality to Foil Hack Attacks in Factories

The robotic production line is churning along just fine when Kevin Jones plugs a USB stick into the control computer.

Our Top 5 Wacky Nasa Missions that Might Just Happen
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Our Top 5 Wacky Nasa Missions that Might Just Happen

Meet the space technologies of tomorrow—or maybe a decade after that.

The Hot New Job in Silicon Valley Is Being a Robot's Assistant
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The Hot New Job in Silicon Valley Is Being a Robot's Assistant

"I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords." So goes the joke every time artificial intelligence threatens to supersede humans in another job.

Inside China's Plan to Give Every Citizen a Character Score
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Inside China's Plan to Give Every Citizen a Character Score

Where you go, what you buy, who you know, how many points are on your driving licence, how your pupils rate you.

Dna-Cutting Enzymes Could Slice Through Gene Editing Patent Spat
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Dna-Cutting Enzymes Could Slice Through Gene Editing Patent Spat

Who owns the biggest biotech advance of the century?

The Cyber-Mechanics Who Protect Your Car from Hackers
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The Cyber-Mechanics Who Protect Your Car from Hackers

A couple of weeks ago, a small team of security researchers gathered near a car parked outside one of their company’s buildings.

How to Spot Home-Grown Isis Recruits Online Before They Leave
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How to Spot Home-Grown Isis Recruits Online Before They Leave

Britain's youngest suicide bomber. That is how the name Talha Asmal was introduced to the public last week.

Cyber Citizen Tool Shows Which Countries' Laws Cover Our Surfing
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Cyber Citizen Tool Shows Which Countries' Laws Cover Our Surfing

"Where am I?" In the real world, it's an easy question to answer. Online, things can get more complicated.

AI Interns: Software Already Taking Jobs from Humans
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AI Interns: Software Already Taking Jobs from Humans

Forget Skynet. Hypothetical world-ending artificial intelligence makes headlines, but the hype ignores what's happening right under our noses.

Virtual Zombie Apocalypse Can Prepare ­S For Disaster
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Virtual Zombie Apocalypse Can Prepare ­S For Disaster

Why use online games to study our responses to catastrophic events?

The Plan to Find Alien Life in Europa's Icy Seas
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The Plan to Find Alien Life in Europa's Icy Seas

How do you solve a problem like Europa?

Actual Race on Moon Could Decide Lunar Xprize Winner
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Actual Race on Moon Could Decide Lunar Xprize Winner

We may be on for an actual space race. Two competitors for the Google Lunar XPrize say they will buddy up to get their rovers to the moon by the end of next year...
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