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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town
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Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology.

Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution
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Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution

Two thousand years ago, the Romans used elevators—powered by pulleys, levers, and slaves—to raise gladiators and wild beasts into the Colosseum for death-match...

Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option
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Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option

Drone-based delivery could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the transportation sector, according to newly published research.

FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat
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FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat

The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei.

Can a Cockroach Teach a Robot How to Scurry Across Rugged Terrain?
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Can a Cockroach Teach a Robot How to Scurry Across Rugged Terrain?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are coaxing cockroaches to share some crucial locomotion tips that could help future robotic vehicles traverse treacherous...

Crypto-Currency Craze 'Hinders Search for Alien Life'
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Crypto-Currency Craze 'Hinders Search for Alien Life'

Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers want to expand operations at two observatories.

Robot Density Rises Globally
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Robot Density Rises Globally

Driven by accelerating automated production, 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries around the...

Biologists Would Love to Program Cells As If They Were Computer Chips
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Biologists Would Love to Program Cells As If They Were Computer Chips

Sitting in his startup lab space on the outskirts of MIT's campus, Alec Nielsen opens his laptop and types in instructions for a genetically modified yeast cell...

His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming
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His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming

Among the many, many Democrats who will seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020, most probably agree on a handful of core issues: protecting DACA, rejoining...

How Nuclear Weapons Research Revealed New Climate Threats
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How Nuclear Weapons Research Revealed New Climate Threats

After atmospheric scientist Ivana Cvijanovic began pushing a computerized climate simulation to its limits, she noticed a disturbing result: as Arctic sea ice nearly...

Your Gadget's Next Power Supply? Your Body
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Your Gadget's Next Power Supply? Your Body

Researchers have developed a small metallic tab that attaches to the human body and generates electricity from simple movements.

German Navy Experiences 'lcs Syndrome' in Spades as New Frigate Fails Sea Trials
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German Navy Experiences 'lcs Syndrome' in Spades as New Frigate Fails Sea Trials

The German Navy has a lot of problems right now.

Beyond Silicon: Researchers Solve a Materials Mystery Key to Next-Generation Electronic Devices
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Beyond Silicon: Researchers Solve a Materials Mystery Key to Next-Generation Electronic Devices

And a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientist Chang-Beom Eom has directly observed the missing second half of the duo necessary to move...

How to Design a New Chip on a Budget
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How to Design a New Chip on a Budget

We recently had an interesting exchange with bunnie Huang, hardware guru and creator of Chumby, NetTV, and the Novena laptop, among other things. He's also theHacking...

From Drones to Dredgers: Stop China's Top Tech Falling Into Foreign Hands, Military Warns
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From Drones to Dredgers: Stop China's Top Tech Falling Into Foreign Hands, Military Warns

China's military has raised the alarm about the country's cutting-edge tech falling into foreign hands—as Beijing continues to come under fire from the West for...

Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges
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Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges

We are living in the midst of a profound technological restructuring of human society. The machines that once only frolicked in science fiction have begun to infiltrate...

Blockchain to Track Congo's Cobalt from Mine to Mobile
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Blockchain to Track Congo's Cobalt from Mine to Mobile

Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt's journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones...

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel
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Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

How Intel Creates Its Dazzling Drone Light Shows
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How Intel Creates Its Dazzling Drone Light Shows

After the lights went dark in the Monte Carlo resort's Park Theater, a buzzing army of 110 small drones with flickering red lights started to float up to the ceiling...
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