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Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds
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Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds

The company revealed some new search tools on Wednesday at I/O, its annual developers conference.

Landlords Double as Energy Brokers
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Landlords Double as Energy Brokers

The trophy high-rises on Madison, Park, and Fifth Avenues in Manhattan have long commanded the top prices in the country for commercial real estate, with yearly...

Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream
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Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream

Last week, engineers sniffing around the programming code for Google Glass found hidden examples of ways that people might interact with the wearable computers...

A Digital Eye to Watch Soccer's Trouble Spots
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A Digital Eye to Watch Soccer's Trouble Spots

The organization at the heart of international soccer’s technological advancement is located in a generic two-story building just off the A4 highway here, a few...

Human Genome, Then and Now
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Human Genome, Then and Now

Eight years of work, thousands of researchers around the world, $1 billion spent—and finally it was done.

Justices Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid
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Justices Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid

The Supreme Court is poised to take up the highly charged question of whether human genes can be patented. But another question could trump it: Has the field of...

Tiny Chiplets: A New Level of Micro Manufacturing
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Tiny Chiplets: A New Level of Micro Manufacturing

Under a microscope, four slivers of silicon—electronic circuits called chiplets—perform an elaborate, jerky dance as if controlled by a hidden puppet master.

The Mayor's Geek Squad
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The Mayor's Geek Squad

It was a case for a digital Sherlock Holmes.

Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns
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Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns

On the pilot's computer screen, planted at ground level a few yards from the airport runway here, the data streaming across the display tracked an airplane at 1...

Google Concedes That Drive-By Prying Violated Privacy
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Google Concedes That Drive-By Prying Violated Privacy

Google on Tuesday acknowledged to state officials that it had violated people's privacy during its Street View mapping project when it casually scooped up passwords...

A Laboratory Grows Young Scientists
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A Laboratory Grows Young Scientists

During lunch hour, the hallways of Ossining High School have a kind of barely contained chaos.

Next, 4d Printers?
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Next, 4d Printers?

Now that the promise of 3D printing has landed on the national agenda, researchers want to increase the stakes—with so-called 4D printing.

Connecting the Neural Dots
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Connecting the Neural Dots

In setting the nation on a course to map the active human brain, President Obama may have picked a challenge even more daunting than ending the war in Afghanistan...

And Now, From I.b.m., Chef Watson
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And Now, From I.b.m., Chef Watson

I.B.M.'s Watson beat "Jeopardy" champions two years ago. But can it whip up something tasty in the kitchen?

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,...

Nielsen Adjusts Its Ratings to Add Web-Linked Tvs
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Nielsen Adjusts Its Ratings to Add Web-Linked Tvs

For media executives, there may be nothing worse than a viewer or listener who is not counted.

Rat-Size Ancestor Said to Link Man and Beast
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Rat-Size Ancestor Said to Link Man and Beast

Humankind's common ancestor with other mammals may have been a roughly rat-size animal that weighed no more than a half a pound, had a long furry tail and lived...

Broad Powers Seen For Obama in Cyberstrikes
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Broad Powers Seen For Obama in Cyberstrikes

A secret legal review on the use of America's growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike...

The Origins of 'big Data': An Etymological Detective Story
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The Origins of 'big Data': An Etymological Detective Story

Words and phrases are fundamental building blocks of language and culture, much as genes and cells are to the biology of life.

A Digital Paradise By the Dashboard Light
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A Digital Paradise By the Dashboard Light

The driver of the first Corvette, in 1953, was welcomed by a lovely fan of numbers—a sweeping, eye-catching speedometer denominated in 10-mile-per-hour intervals...
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