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 The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch
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The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch

There is even more to space innovation than the fledgling space tourism sector. Somewhat out of the public eye, there is a fast-growing space tech industry.

Developers are Fans of Blockchain, but Most Have Not Used it Much at Work
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Developers are Fans of Blockchain, but Most Have Not Used it Much at Work

A survey finds that most people are interested in Ethereum, but only 24% of surveyed developers have built anything with blockchain.

Hpe and Nasa Experiment With a Supercomputer That Could Help US Get to Mars
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Hpe and Nasa Experiment With a Supercomputer That Could Help US Get to Mars

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NASA announced a year-long joint experiment in which a "Spaceborne Computer" will be set up at the International Space Station, with...

Cybersecurity Researchers Claim Every Network Router at Risk of Secretly Leaking Data
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Cybersecurity Researchers Claim Every Network Router at Risk of Secretly Leaking Data

Researchers have demonstrated a method for stealing information by exploiting a network router's light-emitting diodes.

Mit's 'moral Machine' Crowdsources Decisions About Autonomous Driving, but Experts Call It Misguided
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Mit's 'moral Machine' Crowdsources Decisions About Autonomous Driving, but Experts Call It Misguided

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's "Moral Machine" platform lets the public judge the types of ethical decisions autonomous vehicles should make...

Australia Says Its First Self-Driving Car Can 'navigate Without Driver Input'
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Australia Says Its First Self-Driving Car Can 'navigate Without Driver Input'

An autonomous automobile developed by German manufacturer Bosch in collaboration with the Australian government were to be tested on Australian roads this week....

Angelica Lim: Flutist. Global Roboticist. Proud Master of a Robot Dalmatian Named Sparky.
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Angelica Lim: Flutist. Global Roboticist. Proud Master of a Robot Dalmatian Named Sparky.

Angelica Lim, a "developer on emotion recognition" on the Pepper robot at Aldebaran Robotics in Paris, specializes in building robots that can express emotions. ...

Ibm's Brain-Like Chip and the Quest For a 'cognitive Planet'
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Ibm's Brain-Like Chip and the Quest For a 'cognitive Planet'

IBM's recently announced TrueNorth chip follows the principles of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing.

IBM Says Carbon, Oxygen Essential to Advancing Resistive Memory
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IBM Says Carbon, Oxygen Essential to Advancing Resistive Memory

Researchers at IBM Zurich believe they have overcome some of the key challenges that have stood in the way of building memory technology using carbon. 
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