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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...

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.

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.

Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement from Fake-News Site
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Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement from Fake-News Site

It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook...

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.

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World
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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.

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...

As China Marches Forward on  A.I., the White House Is Silent
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As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030.

Sky-High Salaries Are the Weapons in the AI Talent War
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Sky-High Salaries Are the Weapons in the AI Talent War

If you want to command a multiyear, seven-figure salary, you used to have only four career options: chief executive officer, banker, celebrity entertainer, or pro...

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...

Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort
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Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort

Monika Bickert is a serious, impressive person. Before she became Facebook's head of global policy management, she put her Harvard law degree to work as an assistant...

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...

Inside North Korea's Hacker Army
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Inside North Korea's Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul's Gangnam district: smartphone...

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.

Get Ready For Most Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero, Goldman Says
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Get Ready For Most Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero, Goldman Says

The tumble in cryptocurrencies that erased nearly $500 billion of market value over the past month could get a lot worse, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s...

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.
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