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Working With NASA to Secure Drone Traffic
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Working With NASA to Secure Drone Traffic

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, and industry have partnered to develop a capability to manage U.S. airspace drone traffic.

The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything
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The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything

There was a time when the world's two great superpowers were obsessed with nuclear weapons technology.

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence
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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research.

Some Robots Walk. Others Fly. He Built One That Can Do Both
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Some Robots Walk. Others Fly. He Built One That Can Do Both

Alireza Ramezani has designed a robot that can walk and fly, and serve as a platform for agile robotics.

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is...

World-Renowned Subway Signal Guru Hired to Speed Up NYC's Trains
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World-Renowned Subway Signal Guru Hired to Speed Up NYC's Trains

A world-renowned subway signals guru named Pete Tomlin is giving riders their best chance at faster, more reliable subway trips—if transit officials can get the...

Harvard's Top Astronomer Says an Alien Ship May Be Among Us, and He Doesn't Care What His Colleagues Think
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Harvard's Top Astronomer Says an Alien Ship May Be Among Us, and He Doesn't Care What His Colleagues Think

Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty....

Researchers Build Sensors to Protect the Field of Dreams
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Researchers Build Sensors to Protect the Field of Dreams

Researchers from the University of Utah and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will develop sensors that detect when cornfields are getting attacked by insects...

The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse for Men
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The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse for Men

Demographics will determine who gets hit worst by automation and AI, according to Brookings. In the case of gender, men will be getting the short end of the stick...

Technologies to Watch in 2019
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Technologies to Watch in 2019

Seven specialists forecast the developments that will push their fields forward in the year ahead.

What the Future of Work Means for Cities
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What the Future of Work Means for Cities

Two weeks ago, MIT's David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting of American economists in Atlanta. Introduced by the former chair...

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project
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Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project

Everyone who remembers the Etch A Sketch slabs of yesteryear remembers how difficult it was to translate your vision onto its "magic screen," and how proud youWeb...

Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny
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Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as...

In Memory of Lawrence Roberts
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In Memory of Lawrence Roberts

Beeeeeeep.

Researchers Design a More Durable MEMS Switch
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Researchers Design a More Durable MEMS Switch

The new type of MEMS switch can extend the life of cell phones and make power lines more reliable.

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine
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One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

In early December, researchers at DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence company owned by Google's parent corporation, Alphabet Inc., filed a dispatch from the frontiers...

The Man Turning China Into a Quantum Superpower
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The Man Turning China Into a Quantum Superpower

On September 29, 2017, a Chinese satellite known as Micius made possible an unhackable videoconference between Vienna and Beijing, two cities half a world apart...

China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.
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China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.

In the early 1980s, a cluster of fledging computer companies opened up shop in a chaotic corner of northwest Beijing, near the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities...
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