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The Friendship That Made Google Huge
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The Friendship That Made Google Huge

One day in March of 2000, six of Google's best engineers gathered in a makeshift war room.

Mars Beckons
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Mars Beckons

The science and technology behind NASA's latest space explorer to land on Mars are so awe-inducing that it's hardly surprising when scientists commenting on the...

CRISPR Inventor Feng Zhang Calls for Moratorium on Gene-Edited Babies
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CRISPR Inventor Feng Zhang Calls for Moratorium on Gene-Edited Babies

Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the technology to create gene-edited babies. ...

 Inspired by Sci-Fi, an Airplane with No Moving Parts and a Blue Ionic Glow
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Inspired by Sci-Fi, an Airplane with No Moving Parts and a Blue Ionic Glow

Since their invention more than 100 years ago, airplanes have been moved through the air by the spinning surfaces of propellers or turbines.

Apple Launches App Development Program to Support Women Entrepreneurs
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Apple Launches App Development Program to Support Women Entrepreneurs

The Apple Entrepreneur Camp aims to help app-driven businesses owned or led by women leverage their technology through a series of intensive labs, specialized support...

Amazon's Machine Learning Courses Now Available to All Developers
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Amazon's Machine Learning Courses Now Available to All Developers

The machine learning courses Amazon uses to train its engineers are now available for free through AWS.

You Will Be Replaced. Here's How
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You Will Be Replaced. Here's How

Route 9 skims by Boston and cuts clear across Massachusetts to Pittsfield, a city of roughly 50,000, the largest in Berkshire County.

How Cheap Labor Drives China's A.I. Ambitions
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How Cheap Labor Drives China's A.I. Ambitions

Some of the most critical work in advancing China's technology goals takes place in a former cement factory in the middle of the country's heartland, far from the...

Video Games Are Now So Beautiful Players Are Spending Hours Framing Stunning Works of Internet Art
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Video Games Are Now So Beautiful Players Are Spending Hours Framing Stunning Works of Internet Art

To capture the perfect lighting, Rasmus Furbo directed Spider-Man to crouch on top of a queen-size bed.

How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?
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How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

During the summer before the 2016 presidential election, John Seymour and Philip Tully, two researchers with ZeroFOX, a security company in Baltimore, unveiled...

The Ingredients Powering the DOD's New Nonlethal Weapons
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The Ingredients Powering the DOD's New Nonlethal Weapons

We may never know whether Cuba attacked American diplomats with microwave weapons—but we do know similar devices exist.

This Company Is Helping Build China's Panopticon. It Won't Stop There 
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This Company Is Helping Build China's Panopticon. It Won't Stop There 

The lobby of SenseTime's Beijing office makes you feel a bit like you've stumbled into a Philip K. Dick novel.

The Case Against Quantum Computing
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The Case Against Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is all the rage. It seems like hardly a day goes by without some news outlet describing the extraordinary things this technology promises.

Playing Catch-­p, Germany Throws Money at AI
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Playing Catch-­p, Germany Throws Money at AI

Germany plans to invest more than 3 billion euros ($3.39 million) by 2025 to beef up its artificial intelligence capabilities and appoint 100 professors to lecture...

Sci-Fi Movies Are the Secret Weapon that Could Help Silicon Valley Grow Up
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Sci-Fi Movies Are the Secret Weapon that Could Help Silicon Valley Grow Up

If there's one line that stands the test of time in Steven Spielbergs 1993 classic "Jurassic Park," it's probably Jeff Goldblum's exclamation, "Your scientists...

Topic Modeling Tapped to Improve Mobile Apps
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Topic Modeling Tapped to Improve Mobile Apps

A research team's text-mining method aggregates and parses customer reviews to help developers improve mobile apps.

'Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Implanted Into Patient with Parkinson's Disease
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'Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Implanted Into Patient with Parkinson's Disease

Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted 'reprogrammed' stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson's disease for the first time.

AI Can Now Catch Lies on Your Expense Report
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AI Can Now Catch Lies on Your Expense Report

One employee traveling for work checked his dog into a kennel and billed it to his boss as a hotel expense. Another charged yoga classes to the corporate credit...

France to 'Embed' Regulators at Facebook in Fight Against Hate Speech
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France to 'Embed' Regulators at Facebook in Fight Against Hate Speech

In the first move of its kind, Facebook will allow a small number of French regulators to "embed" inside the company and examine how the social media giant combats...

Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain
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Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain

Samsung has created smart TV software you can control with your brainwaves.
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