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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.

Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps
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Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps

Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

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.

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...

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...

Columbia Engineers Develop Flexible Lithium Battery For Wearable Electronics
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Columbia Engineers Develop Flexible Lithium Battery For Wearable Electronics

A team of researchers has developed a flexible lithium-ion battery with excellent electrochemical and mechanical properties that make it a promising candidate as...

The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings
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The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings

When Eugenia Kuyda created her chatbot, Replika, she wanted it to stand out among the voice assistants and home robots that had begun to take root in peoples lives...

Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth
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Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth

The 2018 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication, released Tuesday, features 49 technologies the agency helped create that are used in almost every facet of...

Tech Giants Brace For Europe's New Data Privacy Rule
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Tech Giants Brace For Europe's New Data Privacy Rule

Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and...

Rise of the Supercomputers: South Korea Rushes to Boost AI
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Rise of the Supercomputers: South Korea Rushes to Boost AI

China, Japan, and South Korea are flexing their muscles in the supercomputing arena.

Tiny Implant Opens Way to Deliver Drugs Deep Into the Brain
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Tiny Implant Opens Way to Deliver Drugs Deep Into the Brain

Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision.
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