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The Next Frontier Is Inside Your Brain
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The Next Frontier Is Inside Your Brain

The Obama administration is planning a multiyear research effort to produce an "activity map" that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human,...

Two Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros
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Two Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros

Projects to imitate the brain and to develop new materials for information technology have won awards of about 1 billion euros (U.S. $1.34 billion) each were announced...

Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation
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Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation

A book by two Massachusetts Institute of Technology economists argues that the pace of automation is accelerating and robotics development is taking away jobs from...

Drivers With Hands Full Get a Backup: The Car
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Drivers With Hands Full Get a Backup: The Car

Car makers increasingly are adopting technologies for use in autonomous vehicles that take advantage of the array of optical and radar sensors in new cars. The...

Robotic Gadgets For Household Chores
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Robotic Gadgets For Household Chores

Joseph Schlesinger, an engineer living near Boston, thinks robotic toys are too expensive, the result of extravagant designs, expensive components and a poor understanding...

Learning to Accept, and Master, a $110,000 Mechanical Arm
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Learning to Accept, and Master, a $110,000 Mechanical Arm

After the explosion, Cpl. Sebastian Gallegos awoke to see the October sun glinting through the water, an image so lovely he thought he was dreaming.

Scientists See Promise in Deep-Learning Programs
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Scientists See Promise in Deep-Learning Programs

Deep-learning technology, an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, has grown in speed and accuracy. Deep...

The Future, as Imagined by Google
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The Future, as Imagined by Google

In Eric E. Schmidt's future, his life will be a lot easier.

A Robot With a Reassuring Touch
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A Robot With a Reassuring Touch

If you grab the hand of a two-armed robot named Baxter, it will turn its head and a pair of cartoon eyes—displayed on a tablet-size computer-screen "face"—will...

New Wave of Adept Robots Is Changing Global Industry
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New Wave of Adept Robots Is Changing Global Industry

At the Philips Electronics factory on the coast of China, hundreds of workers use their hands and specialized tools to assemble electric shavers. That is the old...

The Drone Zone
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The Drone Zone

Holloman Air Force Base, at the eastern edge of New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range, 200 miles south of Albuquerque, was once famous for the daredevil maneuvers...

Simulated Space 'terror' Offers Nasa an Online Following
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Simulated Space 'terror' Offers Nasa an Online Following

The video is called "Seven Minutes of Terror," and describes, with the suspense and cinematography of a movie preview, what will happen next month when a one-ton...

A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley
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A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley

Some budding entrepreneurs and computer whizzes based here in the Pacific Northwest are starting to turn heads down in Silicon Valley.

How Many Computers to Identify a Cat? 16,000
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How Many Computers to Identify a Cat? 16,000

Inside Google’s secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses, a small group of researchers began working several...

Freaks, Geeks, and Microsoft
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Freaks, Geeks, and Microsoft

When the Kinect was introduced in November 2010 as a $150 motion-control add-on to Microsoft's Xbox consoles, it drew attention from more than just video-gamers...

Seeking Robots to Go Where First Responders Can't
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Seeking Robots to Go Where First Responders Can't

In the event of another disaster at a nuclear power plant, the first responders may not be humans but robots.

The Human Voice, as Game Changer
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The Human Voice, as Game Changer

Vlad Sejnoha is talking to the TV again.

Genius and Tragedy at Dawn of Computer Age
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Genius and Tragedy at Dawn of Computer Age

One of the many myths about Apple is that the company's name is a reference to the half-eaten apple reportedly found beside the corpse of the British computer scientist...

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When Self-Driving Cars and the Real World Collide

Even as Google tests its small fleet of self-driving vehicles on California highways, legal scholars and government officials are warning that society has only...

A New Secret Weapon For Electronics Shoppers
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A New Secret Weapon For Electronics Shoppers

There was a time not so long ago that buying a car was one of the worst shopping experiences. As you drove off the dealer's lot, you couldn't escape the feeling...
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