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Modern Technology ­nlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll
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Modern Technology ­nlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll

Biblical scholars in Israel used technology developed by University of Kentucky computer scientists to examine an ancient charred scroll virtually with a digital...

In Backing Autonomous Cars, ­.s. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out
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In Backing Autonomous Cars, ­.s. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

The Obama administration's approach to hands-free driving is remarkably hands-off.

Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?
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Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

This is the year artificial intelligence came into its own for mainstream businesses, at least as a marketing feature.

A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet
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A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can't Do It All Yet

Jitendra Malik, a researcher in computer vision for three decades, doesn't own a Tesla, but he has advice for people who do.

Your Car's New Software Is Ready. Update Now?
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Your Car's New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

Tired of your vehicle and its aging, limited features? Don’t trade it in just yet. Download new software instead.

Does the Messaging Service Telegram Take Privacy Too Far?
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Does the Messaging Service Telegram Take Privacy Too Far?

The encryption of digital information is considered the best protection against hackers, snoops or potential enemies looking to poke around into private exchanges...

No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data
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No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Two robotic sailboats trace lawn-mower-style paths across the violent surface of the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska.

How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone
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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location?

How Driverless Cars May Interact With People
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How Driverless Cars May Interact With People

There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls...

Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check
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Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check

On a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore, Shvilla Rasheem arrived in Indianapolis, but her luggage did not.

China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications
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China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications

China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday, a major step in the country’s bid to be at the forefront of...

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s
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How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly...

They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.
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They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

Project Foghorn is one of those straight-from-science-fiction concepts we've come to expect from Alphabet, the sprawling conglomerate formerly known as Google.

Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels
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Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels

Artificial intelligence and robotics are leading a transformation in Silicon Valley expected to be as significant as the personal computing and commercial Internet...

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
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Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature

The push by some automakers to make fully autonomous vehicles a commercial reality is being tempered by others arguing against elimination of human driver intervention...

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
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Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature

Even before Tesla revealed that a fatal accident had occurred while one of its cars was in semiautonomous driving mode, a debate was well underway between researchers...

The Fully Self-Driving Car Is Still Years Away
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The Fully Self-Driving Car Is Still Years Away

The arrival of fully autonomous automobiles is complicated by the debate over how much self-supervision should be allowed.

Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?
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Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?

Most people believe self-driving vehicles should ultimately put their passengers' lives first, according to a new study.

Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.
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Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.

The banking password may be about to expire—forever.

Fighting Isis With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks
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Fighting Isis With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism.
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