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Cyberwar Manual Lays Down Rules For Online Attacks
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Cyberwar Manual Lays Down Rules For Online Attacks

Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it.

Physicists Say They Have Found a Higgs Boson
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Physicists Say They Have Found a Higgs Boson

It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago.

Wireless Connections Creep Into Everyday Things
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Wireless Connections Creep Into Everyday Things

A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner...

Sd College Tests Fingerprint Purchasing Technology
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Sd College Tests Fingerprint Purchasing Technology

Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough...

Al-Qaida Tipsheet on Avoiding Drones Found in Mali
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Al-Qaida Tipsheet on Avoiding Drones Found in Mali

One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand.

Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data
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Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars?

Pentagon Creates New Medal For Cyber, Drone Wars
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Pentagon Creates New Medal For Cyber, Drone Wars

They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.

Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?
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Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?

They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider...

North Korean Students Show Google Chief How They Search Web
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North Korean Students Show Google Chief How They Search Web

Students at North Korea's premier university have showed Google's executive chairman how they look for information online: they Google it.

Texas Teen Wins $100,000 National Science Prize
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Texas Teen Wins $100,000 National Science Prize

A high school student from Texas has won a $100,000 scholarship for a developing a computer algorithm that helps robots navigate around obstacles, an algorithm...

Google's Futuristic Glasses Move Closer to Reality
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Google's Futuristic Glasses Move Closer to Reality

Google recently announced that it is selling a prototype of its Internet-connected glasses, known as Google Glasses, to U.S. computer programmers for $1,500, hoping...

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Iran: 'flame' Virus Fight Began with Oil Attack

Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures—cutting off Internet links to Iran’s Oil Ministry...

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In Cuba, Mystery Shrouds Fate of Internet Cable

It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation...

Un Sets Stage For Blazing Fast Mobile Devices
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Un Sets Stage For Blazing Fast Mobile Devices

The United Nations has approved new standards for the IMT-advanced system, which should make the next generation of mobile technology 500 times faster than 3G smartphones...

Russian Space Chief Claims Space Failures May Be Sabotage
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Russian Space Chief Claims Space Failures May Be Sabotage

Some recent failures of Russian satellites may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said in comments apparently aimed at the...

Intel's Newest Project: Helping Stephen Hawking Speak
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Intel's Newest Project: Helping Stephen Hawking Speak

Intel is looking for ways to help famed British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech, according to a senior executive with the American...

­niversity Studies Crowdsourcing For Intelligence
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­niversity Studies Crowdsourcing For Intelligence

The U.S. intelligence community is studying how to tap the power of crowdsourcing through a multi-university effort. 

Robot's Space Debut 'giant Leap For Tinmankind'
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Robot's Space Debut 'giant Leap For Tinmankind'

NASA is sending a humanoid robot, called Robonaut 2, to the International Space Station for the first time. R2 has more than 350 electrical sensors throughout...

Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles
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Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles

University of Parma researchers recently embarked on an 8,000-mile, three-month road trip from Italy to China to test the limits of driverless vehicles. 

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Rampant Cheating Hurts China's Research Ambitions

Ghostwriting, plagiarizing or faking results is so rampant in Chinese academia that some experts worry it could hinder China's efforts to become a leader in science...
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