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Flight of the Warbots
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Flight of the Warbots

How a save-the-earth maker of solar-powered aircraft became the world's most prolific manufacturer of military drones.

It Won't Be Easy For Iran to Dissect, Copy ­.s. Drone
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It Won't Be Easy For Iran to Dissect, Copy ­.s. Drone

Prepare the dissection table. Iran says it’s planning to disassemble its prized acquisition: a CIA-operated drone that apparently crashed in its territory. Its...

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Iranian Armed Forces to Simulate U.s. Rq-170 Drone

A senior parliamentarian underlined Tehran's advanced technological capabilities and possibilities, and said the Iranian Armed Forces intend to simulate the design...

Pro-Grade (3D Printer-Made?) ATM Skimmer
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Pro-Grade (3D Printer-Made?) ATM Skimmer

In July 2011, a customer at a Chase Bank branch in West Hills, Calif., noticed something odd about the ATM he was using and reported it to police.

Look, ­p in the Sky! It's a Drone, Looking at You
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Look, ­p in the Sky! It's a Drone, Looking at You

Unmanned aircraft—or drones—are playing a large role in U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, but they're starting to show up the the skies above the U.S....

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Voice Control, the End of the Tv Remote?

Before he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs left clues that he was working on a new product that would revolutionize how we interact with our TVs. "It will have the...

Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly?
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Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly?

The future of search may look a little like Kirsten Goldenberg, a 14-year-old high-school student in Los Angeles. When she needs help with a homework problem,...

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IBM's 3 Big Chip Breakthroughs Explained

IBM has made three breakthroughs that could help chips continue following Moore's Law.

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...

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Body-Sharing Robot Lets You Experience Another Place

Ever wished you could be in two places at once? Now you can share your body with a telepresence robot created by Dzmitry Tsetserukou of Toyohashi University of...

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Will the Kinect 2 Be Able to Read Your Lips?

How will users hack this one? The Kinect is a device that inherently grows and expands: Microsoft itself has come around to acknowledging that the oft-hackedreally...

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Studying Human-Robot Interactions

A few months ago, scientists at Willow Garage, a robotics company in Menlo Park, Calif., invited a few ordinary people into their labs and gave them an assignment...

IBM Makes Revolutionary Racetrack Memory Using Existing Tools
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IBM Makes Revolutionary Racetrack Memory Using Existing Tools

IBM researchers have developed the first prototype of racetrack computer memory, which combines on one chip all of the components needed to read, store, and write...

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How the 'internet Of Things' Is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms

When city services can autonomously go online and digest information from the cloud, they can reach a level of performance never before seen. First up, water...

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.

Underwater Drones Giving More Eyes to Police Harbor Unit as Searches Grow
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Underwater Drones Giving More Eyes to Police Harbor Unit as Searches Grow

With President Obama in town last week, things were busy for the New York Police Department's Harbor Unit. Federal security agents were disseminating lists of...

Microsoft's Kinect: A Robot's Low-Cost, Secret Weapon
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Microsoft's Kinect: A Robot's Low-Cost, Secret Weapon

As robots seek to mimic humans' ability to see and hear, they have a secret weapon in Microsoft's Kinect game motion-sensing controller.

Squishy, Soft Robots Crawl Their Way to the Cutting Edge
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Squishy, Soft Robots Crawl Their Way to the Cutting Edge

A new breed of robots based on spineless creatures such as starfish and caterpillars could change the way humans interact with machines.

Supercomputers Take a Cue From Microwave Ovens
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Supercomputers Take a Cue From Microwave Ovens

To develop more efficient supercomputers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers are studying consumer electronics such as microwave ovens, cameras,...

Open Source System for Robot Hardware to Speed ­p Robot Development
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Open Source System for Robot Hardware to Speed ­p Robot Development

Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have launched an open source system for robot hardware designed to serve as a library that robot developers...
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