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November 2012


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Why Is This Supercomputer So Superfast?

Why Is This Supercomputer So Superfast?

The world's fastest supercomputers have come back to the U.S. In June, the title was claimed by a machine named Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore Labs. Monday, at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, what could…


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The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality

The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality

It is The Future. You wake up at dawn and fumble on the bedstand for your (Google) Glass. Peering out at the world through transparent screens, what do you see?


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Most U.s. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds

Most U.s. Drones Openly Broadcast Secret Video Feeds

Four years after discovering that militants were tapping into drone video feeds, the U.S. military still hasn't secured the transmissions of more than half of its fleet of Predator and Reaper drones, Danger Room has learned.


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Tracking Voters' Clicks Online to Try to Sway Them

Tracking Voters' Clicks Online to Try to Sway Them

A few weeks ago, Thomas Goddard, a community college student in Santa Clara, Calif., and a devoted supporter of President Obama, clicked on mittromney.com to check out the candidate’s position on abortion.


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On the Digital Trail

On the Digital Trail

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.


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Software on Mars

Software on Mars

With the AEGIS system, the Mars Exploration Rovers can autonomously select, capture, and analyze images using onboard logic.


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Control Without Controllers

Control Without Controllers

Disney's Touché project could transform every conductive surface into a touch-control surface.

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