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The Critics Rave... For Microsoft?
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The Critics Rave... For Microsoft?

"Gorgeous," raves The Huffington Post. "Best-looking smartphone operating system in the industry," gushes Slate. "Far superior to most if not all the Android...

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Enterprise Will Spend $19 Billion on Apple Hardware in 2012

The "Bring Your Own Device" philosophy spreading through enterprise these days is proving a real boon to Apple.

Leaping Lizards and Dinosaurs Inspire Robot Design
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Leaping Lizards and Dinosaurs Inspire Robot Design

University of California, Berkeley researchers are developing robots based on lizards, giving the robots tails to help them maintain balance. "Inspiration from...

Trajectory Maneuver Slated for Jan. 11
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Trajectory Maneuver Slated for Jan. 11

An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.

'Greeley Haven' is Winter Workplace for Mars Rover
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'Greeley Haven' is Winter Workplace for Mars Rover

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will spend the next several months at a site informally named "Greeley Haven."

Pentagon Scientists Use 'time Hole' to Make Events Disappear
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Pentagon Scientists Use 'time Hole' to Make Events Disappear

Soldiers could one day conduct covert operations in complete secrecy, now that Pentagon-backed physicists have figured out how to mask entire events by distorting...

3-D Chips Grow Up
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3-D Chips Grow Up

Researchers are starting to build chips in the third dimension, and many industry experts believe that this year the chip will start to become a cube. Building...

Apache Launches Hadoop 1.0
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Apache Launches Hadoop 1.0

The Apache Software Foundation has released Apache Hadoop 1.0, an open source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. "This is a release...

Risky Rescue for Crippled Air Force Satellite
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Risky Rescue for Crippled Air Force Satellite

It was an epic space rescue that, in audacity and risk, echoed NASA's campaign to save the astronauts aboard the doomed Apollo 13 moon mission.

Nasa Rover Mission Marks 8 Years on Mars
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Nasa Rover Mission Marks 8 Years on Mars

While people on Earth have just finished celebrating the arrival of a new year, two NASA robots a world away are marking a big milestone of their own: eight years...

Scientists Create Brain-Like, Massively Parallel Computer from Molecules
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Scientists Create Brain-Like, Massively Parallel Computer from Molecules

If you thought Japan was merely the master of miniaturization, tentacles, and creepy robots, think again: A group of Japanese scientists have built a massively...

Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations
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Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations

After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to discover that an American civilian...

Computer Chips That Repair Themselves
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Computer Chips That Repair Themselves

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers have created a self-healing method that fixes cracks or failures in the circuits of computer chips.

Rise of the Drone: From Calif. Garage to Multibillion-Dollar Defense Industry
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Rise of the Drone: From Calif. Garage to Multibillion-Dollar Defense Industry

In 1980, Abraham Karem, an engineer who had emigrated from Israel, retreated into his three-car garage in Hacienda Heights outside Los Angeles and, to the bemusement...

Beijing Launches Its Own Gps Rival
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Beijing Launches Its Own Gps Rival

China has begun operating a homegrown satellite navigation service that is designed to provide an alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System and, according...

Carmakers, ­.s. Worry About Hacking of Cars
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Carmakers, ­.s. Worry About Hacking of Cars

Imagine this nightmarish possibility: al-Qaida terrorists remotely disabling the brakes on thousands of cars racing down a Bay Area freeway during the morning...

John McCarthy, 1927 - 2011
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John McCarthy, 1927 - 2011

Winner of the 1971 A.M. Turing Award, John McCarthy was a founder of artificial intelligence and inventor of the Lisp programming language.

Revamping Storage Performance
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Revamping Storage Performance

Great strides are being made in finding fast alternatives to the slow disks that dominate storage systems, but fast media are not nearly enough.

Better Medicine Through Machine Learning
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Better Medicine Through Machine Learning

Computers that tease out patterns from clinical data could improve patient diagnosis and care.

Congress Funds Exascale Computing
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Congress Funds Exascale Computing

The U.S. Department of Energy recently won full Congressional funding to support the pursuit of exascale computing. 
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