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Fabric Circuits Pave the Way For Wearable Tech
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Fabric Circuits Pave the Way For Wearable Tech

Researchers at Hong Kong's Institute of Textiles and Clothing have developed what they call a fabric circuit board, a textile threaded with electrical wiring. 

Google's Fact-Checking Bots Build Vast Knowledge Bank
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Google's Fact-Checking Bots Build Vast Knowledge Bank

Google is building the largest store of knowledge in human history—and it's doing so without any human help.

Proof Confirmed of 400-Year-Old Fruit-Stacking Problem
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Proof Confirmed of 400-Year-Old Fruit-Stacking Problem

A computer-verified proof of a 400-year-old problem could pave the way for a new era of mathematics.

Traffic Light Hackers Could Cause Jams Across the US
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Traffic Light Hackers Could Cause Jams Across the US

Branden Ghena pulls his car up under a traffic light in a city in Michigan.

Messaging App Lets You Leave Secrets on Street Corners
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Messaging App Lets You Leave Secrets on Street Corners

It's your birthday and a message from a friend suggests you go to a nearby street corner.

Twitter Bots Grow ­p and Take On the World
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Twitter Bots Grow ­p and Take On the World

On 18 July, someone in the Russian government edited Wikipedia.

Art By Algorithm: Computer Evolves New Artworks
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Art By Algorithm: Computer Evolves New Artworks

New software  creates digital artworks using algorithms that mimic natural selection. 

U.s. Government Chatbot Gets You to Tell All
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U.s. Government Chatbot Gets You to Tell All

Want access to the U.S. government's secrets? Talk to the robot.

Turing's Oracle: The Computer That Goes Beyond Logic
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Turing's Oracle: The Computer That Goes Beyond Logic

An "oracle" computer proposed by celebrated mathematician Alan Turing in 1938 that goes beyond conventional human logic is the focus of a Missouri State University...

Meet Jibo, the Cute Social Robot that Knows the Family
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Meet Jibo, the Cute Social Robot that Knows the Family

In suite 712 of the Eventi Hotel, high above the sticky June bustle of Midtown Manhattan, New York, one of the world's most advanced consumer robots awaits command...

Disco-Era Spacecraft Not Dead, Just Out of Gas
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Disco-Era Spacecraft Not Dead, Just Out of Gas

A citizen science effort to revive a middle-aged spacecraft has come to a close after the probe's rockets failed to fire.

Tibetan Altitude Gene Came from Extinct Human Species
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Tibetan Altitude Gene Came from Extinct Human Species

Tibetans are comfortable at high altitudes where the air is thin.

Virtual Flashlight Reveals Secrets of Ancient Artefacts
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Virtual Flashlight Reveals Secrets of Ancient Artefacts

The Revealing Flashlight projects computer-generated models onto real objects, filling in missing details wherever the spotlight lands. 

Make Robots ­seful By Teaching Them to Talk Like ­S
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Make Robots ­seful By Teaching Them to Talk Like ­S

When Ashutosh Saxena wants some coffee or ice cream, he can ask a robot to make it for him.

Computer Spots Rare Diseases in Family Photos
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Computer Spots Rare Diseases in Family Photos

New software can learn to identify rare medical conditions by analyzing a face in a digital photograph. 

How Isis Is Winning the Online War For Iraq
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How Isis Is Winning the Online War For Iraq

As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) claimed control of Iraq's biggest oil refinery and akey border crossing between Iraq and Jordan—it lost a key...

Computer Spots Rare Diseases in Family Photos
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Computer Spots Rare Diseases in Family Photos

Doctors faced with the tricky task of spotting rare genetic diseases in children may soon be asking parents to email their family photos.

Hackers Reverse-Engineer Nsa's Leaked Bugging Devices
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Hackers Reverse-Engineer Nsa's Leaked Bugging Devices

Security researchers have reverse-engineered some of the wireless spying devices used by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Commercial Quantum Computer Still Awaits Ultimate Test
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Commercial Quantum Computer Still Awaits Ultimate Test

Quantum computers promise to revolutionise the digital world, but how do you tell if a computer really is harnessing the power quantum mechanics?

Pluto-Bound Craft Seeks Manhattan-Sized Lump of Ice
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Pluto-Bound Craft Seeks Manhattan-Sized Lump of Ice

Desirable destinations at the fringes of the solar system can be hard to find.
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