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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...

Drone Crash in Iran Reveals Secret ­.s. Surveillance Effort
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Drone Crash in Iran Reveals Secret ­.s. Surveillance Effort

The stealth C.I.A. drone that crashed deep inside Iranian territory last week was part of a stepped-up surveillance program that has frequently sent the United...

Creating Artificial Intelligence Based on the Real Thing
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Creating Artificial Intelligence Based on the Real Thing

Ever since the early days of modern computing in the 1940s, the biological metaphor has been irresistible.

Software That Listens For Lies
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Software That Listens For Lies

She looks as innocuous as Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s famous detective.

Catching a Wave, and Measuring It
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Catching a Wave, and Measuring It

James Gosling wants to network the world’s oceans.

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Coming Soon: The Drone Arms Race

At the Zhuhai air show in southeastern China last November, Chinese companies startled some Americans by unveiling 25 different models of remotely controlled aircraft...

Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course
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Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course

A free online course at Stanford University on artificial intelligence, to be taught this fall by two leading experts from Silicon Valley, has attracted more...

Costly Drone Is Poised to Replace ­-2 Spy Plane
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Costly Drone Is Poised to Replace ­-2 Spy Plane

Tucked away here in the Mojave Desert, the assembly plant for the high-flying Global Hawk jet resembles a giant hobby shop. Work tables surround a handful of...

In Search of a Robot More Like ­S
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In Search of a Robot More Like ­S

The robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks often begins speeches by reaching into his pocket, fiddling with some loose change, finding a quarter, pulling it out and twirling...

Who
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Who

My dad, who at 98 no longer drives, used to complain about women drivers, defensive drivers, slow drivers, cab drivers and, occasionally, fast drivers. I should...

War Evolves With Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs
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War Evolves With Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs

Two miles from the cow pasture where the Wright Brothers learned to fly the first airplanes, military researchers are at work on another revolution in the air...
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