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The Dream Life of Driverless Cars
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The Dream Life of Driverless Cars

On a brisk afternoon in October, an oddly ­equipped Honda CR-V inched through London traffic.

Bringing Iphone-Style Medical Research to the Android World
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Bringing Iphone-Style Medical Research to the Android World

Weill Cornell Medical College professor Deborah Estrin says the ResearchStack project seeks to introduce an open source software framework similar to ResearchKit...

The Crispr Quandary
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The Crispr Quandary

One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a...

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.
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Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.

Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence technology, with start-ups sprouting up and Google and Facebook pouring vast sums into projects that would...

­.s. Tech Giants May Blur National Security Boundaries in China Deals
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­.s. Tech Giants May Blur National Security Boundaries in China Deals

One Chinese technology company receives crucial technical guidance from a former People's Liberation Army rear admiral. Another company developed the electronics...

Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age
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Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age

Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice, and no place, save the Library of Congress, can match the collection at Harvard's Law School Library...

Cassini Seeks Insights to Life in Plumes of Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon
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Cassini Seeks Insights to Life in Plumes of Enceladus, Saturn’s Icy Moon

Where there is water, is there life?

Manipulating Faces From Afar in Real Time
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Manipulating Faces From Afar in Real Time

Computer scientists say they have created a process dubbed "live facial re-enactment" that can instantaneously transfer facial expressions. 

Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests 'spooky Action' Is Real.
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Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests 'spooky Action' Is Real.

In a landmark study, scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported they have conducted an experiment they say proves one of the most...

Museum Specimens Find New Life Online
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Museum Specimens Find New Life Online

In a brightly lit room on the third floor of the Museum of Natural History here, stacks of wooden drawers are covered in glass, some panes so dusty that it is difficult...

An Error Leads to a New Way to Draw, and Erase, Computing Circuits
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An Error Leads to a New Way to Draw, and Erase, Computing Circuits

For the physics researcher Andrew L. Yeats, a light-bulb moment led to an important new insight.

Behind the European Privacy Ruling That's Confounding Silicon Valley
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Behind the European Privacy Ruling That's Confounding Silicon Valley

On Tuesday, when Max Schrems won a landmark privacy case in the European Court of Justice, Edward Snowden told him on Twitter that he had "changed the world for...

Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally
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Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally

Building on years of research, 82 researchers from institutions around the world reported on Thursday that they have built a reconstruction of a section of rat...

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.
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Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.

At the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Catharine A. Conley has a lofty job title: planetary protection officer.

Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot ­nder the Hood
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Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot ­nder the Hood

Shwetak N. Patel looked over the 2013 Mercedes C300 and saw not a sporty all-wheel-drive sedan, but a bundle of technology.

Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips
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Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips

At the inaugural International Solid-State Circuits Conference held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1960, a young computer engineer...

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child
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Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child

It looked like a child's playroom: toys in cubbies, a little desk for doing homework, a whimsical painting of a tree on the wall.

Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent
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Software Is Smart Enough For Sat, but Still Far From Intelligent

An artificial intelligence software program capable of seeing and reading has for the first time answered geometry questions from the SAT at the level of an average...

­.s. and China Seek Arms Deal For Cyberspace
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­.s. and China Seek Arms Deal For Cyberspace

The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will...

China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms
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China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms

The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly...
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