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Insurers Brace For the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents
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Insurers Brace For the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents

As autonomous driving technology advances, perhaps the most notable benefit is the promise of a striking reduction in accidents.

Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle
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Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle

Does the Higgs boson have a cousin?

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities
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A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities

Taking inspiration from the way humans seem to learn, scientists have created AI software capable of picking up new knowledge in a far more efficient and sophisticated...

Americans Attracted to Isis Find an 'echo Chamber' on Social Media
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Americans Attracted to Isis Find an 'echo Chamber' on Social Media

When a lonely Virginia teenager named Ali Amin got curious about the Islamic State last year and went online to learn more, he found a virtual community awaiting...

As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides
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As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides

Roboticists and doctors deployment of innovations in computerized, robotic, and Internet-connected technologies to help aging adults stay independent longer. 

Can’t Put Down Your Device? That's By Design
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Can’t Put Down Your Device? That's By Design

Greg Hochmuth was one of the first software engineers hired at Instagram.

Data Storage on Dna Can Keep It Safe For Centuries
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Data Storage on Dna Can Keep It Safe For Centuries

Two separate recent experiments have demonstrated the possibilities of encoding information in synthetic DNA molecules. 

A Century Ago, Einstein's Theory of Relativity Changed Everything
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A Century Ago, Einstein's Theory of Relativity Changed Everything

By the fall of 1915, Albert Einstein was a bit grumpy.

Agriculture Linked to Dna Changes in Ancient Europe
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Agriculture Linked to Dna Changes in Ancient Europe

The agricultural revolution was one of the most profound events in human history, leading to the rise of modern civilization.

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.

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.

Toyota on Friday announced a five-year, $1-billion investment to establish an artificial intelligence research laboratory in Silicon Valley.

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?

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.
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