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Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track
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Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

Of the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables...

Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science
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Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

The convergence of computer science and biology has the potential to yield new perspectives on fundamental biological problems.

Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?
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Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?

Chris Monroe's vision for quantum computers is simple: He wants people to use them.

Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars
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Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars

Listen, I get it. You want to go to Mars. I want to go to Mars. (Sort of.) And the plan—it's good.

Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't
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Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't

Inside a sealed clean room near Toulouse, France, Maurice Sylvestre points out something called SuperCam.

Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News
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Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend.

The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers
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The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers

Nicole Camarillo was touring the Army base at Fort Meade, Maryland, in early 2017 when a young captain—I'll call him Matt, due to the sensitivity of his position—crossed...

Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder
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Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder

Pain is an indispensable tool for survival.

Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (­ntil 2040)
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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (­ntil 2040)

The self-driving robots are coming to transform your job. Kind of. Also, very slowly.

Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone
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Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

Apple describes its mobile devices as designed in California and assembled in China.

Crime Fighting Gets High-Tech Advances
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Crime Fighting Gets High-Tech Advances

When criminals are plotting, so are vigilant police departments.

How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other
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How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other

Just six months after joining Apple, Sal Soghoian's job was already on the line.

The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design
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The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

In 2011, the Dutch industrial giant Philips unveiled something it called the Microbial Home.

Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence
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Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence

Time wasa software companies left inventing new hardware to others.

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform
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Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

In some ways, Synthego looks like any other Silicon Valley startup.

The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots ­se to Make Your Flight Better
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The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots ­se to Make Your Flight Better

As you queue anxiously on the jet bridge, you pull out your tablet to see how much battery you've got left.

A New Startup Wants to ­se Crispr to Diagnose Disease
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A New Startup Wants to ­se Crispr to Diagnose Disease

In 2011, biologists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier published a landmark paper introducing the world to Crispr. The arcane family of bacterial proteins...

When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders
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When John Doerr Brought a 'Gift' to Google's Founders

On a fall day in 1999, in the heart of Silicon Valley, I arrived at a two-story, L-shaped structure off the 101 freeway. It was young Google's headquarters, and...

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI
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Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company's software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What unlikely feats could...

The White House Loses Its Cybersecurity Brain Trust
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The White House Loses Its Cybersecurity Brain Trust

Today, the White House confirmed that cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce will head back to the National Security Agency, where he previously ran the nation's top...
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