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Scientists Develop Device For Image Compression
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Scientists Develop Device For Image Compression

Duke University researchers are using a new class of artificial materials, called metamaterials, to design a sensor that compresses images much more efficiently...

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...

Digital Globes Offer a Dynamic Vision
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Digital Globes Offer a Dynamic Vision

In the main hall of the hands-on science exhibits at the Cape Town Science Center in South Africa, a lifeless, tattered globe stands under naked fluorescent bulbs...

Wallflowers of Silicon Valley Get Asked to Dance
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Wallflowers of Silicon Valley Get Asked to Dance

After years of being wallflowers at Silicon Valley's hottest tech conferences and Sean Parker's after-parties, enterprise technology firms are now part of the "in"...

A Rising Tide of Noise Is Now Easy to See
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A Rising Tide of Noise Is Now Easy to See

When a hurricane forced the Nautilus to dive in Jules Verne’s "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," Captain Nemo took the submarine down to a depth of 25 fathoms...

Microsoft Seeks an Edge in Analyzing Big Data
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Microsoft Seeks an Edge in Analyzing Big Data

Eric Horvitz joined Microsoft Research 20 years ago with a medical degree, a Ph.D. in computer science and no plans to stay. "I thought I’d be here six months,"...

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.

Campaigns Mine Personal Lives to Get Out Vote
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Campaigns Mine Personal Lives to Get Out Vote

Strategists affiliated with the Obama and Romney campaigns say they have access to information about the personal lives of voters at a scale never before imagined...

Power, Pollution, and the Internet
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Power, Pollution, and the Internet

Jeff Rothschild's machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately. They were about to melt.

Facebook Can Id Faces, but Using Them Grows Tricky
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Facebook Can Id Faces, but Using Them Grows Tricky

Facebook on Friday confronted a new obstacle over what to do with one of its most vital assets—pictures.

Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow
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Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow

A number of Internet service providers, including Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have recently upped the maximum speeds of broadband they offer...

Tech's New Wave, Driven by Data
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Tech's New Wave, Driven by Data

Technology tends to cascade into the marketplace in waves. Think of personal computers in the 1980s, the Internet in the 1990s, and smartphones in the last five...

Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing
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Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing

Within a few years, Amazon.com's creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company’s larger and more secretive...

Coming Soon, Google Street View of a Canadian Village You'll Never Drive To
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Coming Soon, Google Street View of a Canadian Village You'll Never Drive To

There are no cars in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Aside from a few trucks, snowmobiles are the preferred form of transportation for much of the year in the hamlet high...

How Big Data Became So Big
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How Big Data Became So Big

This has been the crossover year for Big Data—as a concept, as a term, and, yes, as a marketing tool.

The Campaign to Digitize Your Wallet Is Intensifying
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The Campaign to Digitize Your Wallet Is Intensifying

Last week, Starbucks joined forces with Square, a technology start-up that lets you pay for things with a smartphone. Coming from a company whose cafes seem to...

New Google Tools to Make the Search Engine More All-Knowing
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New Google Tools to Make the Search Engine More All-Knowing

When Google imagines the future of Web search, it sees a search engine that understands human meaning and not just words, that can have a spoken conversation with...

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In First, Software Emulates Lifespan of Entire Organism

Scientists at Stanford University and the J. Craig Venter Institute have developed the first software simulation of an entire organism, a humble single-cell bacterium...

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...

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...
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