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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism
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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism

Engineers have constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, self-assembly, and organization—three key traits of life.

Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades
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Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades

A Human Brain/Cloud Interface will give people instant access to vast knowledge and computing power via thought alone, experts predict.

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe
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In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe

On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...

Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System
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Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System

Computer scientists have designed DNA molecules that can carry out reprogrammable computations, which suggests that molecular self-assembly could be a reliable...

Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics
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Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics

A research team at Ohio State University have discovered a dual-personality material that displays in-plane electron and cross-plane hole conduction in thermopower...

Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.
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Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.

A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence. Others at the university created some of the most significant applications of it, such...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in American life, universities across the United States have been devising ways to teach students how to grapple with...

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86
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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.

Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona
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Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona

A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber's self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg...

Why Scientists Sometimes Make Extraordinary Claims
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Why Scientists Sometimes Make Extraordinary Claims

The interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua plunged into our solar system in 2017, leaving a trail of mystery in its wake.

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Trump Says He Wants '5G, and even 6G' Wireless Tech. But what Is 6G? 

On Thursday, President Trump urged wireless technology companies to step up their efforts to build next-generation data networks, tweeting that he wanted "5G, and...

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.

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....

Argonne Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Quantum Noise
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Argonne Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Quantum Noise

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method for alleviating the effects of ​"noise" in quantum information systems, which has implications...

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.

The Talent Shortage in Quantum Computing
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The Talent Shortage in Quantum Computing

William Oliver says a lack of available quantum scientists and engineers may be an inhibitor of the technology's growth.
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