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Learning How Little We Know About the Brain
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Learning How Little We Know About the Brain

Research on the brain is surging.

Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots For Ebola
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Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots For Ebola

Robotics scientists nationwide are pondering an intriguing possibility: Might robotic technologies deployed in rescue and disaster situations be quickly repurposed...

To Siri, With Love
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To Siri, With Love

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri.

Technology Takes the Wheel
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Technology Takes the Wheel

Google's driverless car may still be a work in progress, but the potential for semiautonomous vehicles on American roads is no longer the stuff of science fiction...

The Google Formula For Success
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The Google Formula For Success

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?

Drone Exemptions For Hollywood Pave the Way For Widespread ­se
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Drone Exemptions For Hollywood Pave the Way For Widespread ­se

The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with the help of Hollywood. The Federal Aviation Administration said six companies...

Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy
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Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy

In factories and warehouses, robots routinely outdo humans in strength and precision.

Looking to the Future of Data Science
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Looking to the Future of Data Science

The Association for Computing Machinery, a leading professional association in computer science, is holding its annual conference this week, focusing on what we’re...

New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another
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New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tires screech.

A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, Ibm Says
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A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, Ibm Says

IBM researchers have developed a new kind of computer chip that tries to mimic the way brains recognize patterns, relying on densely interconnected webs of transistors...

Rosetta Spacecraft Set For ­nprecedented Close Study of a Comet
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Rosetta Spacecraft Set For ­nprecedented Close Study of a Comet

After 10 years and four billion miles, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will arrive at its destination on Wednesday for the first extended, close...

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms
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Larry Page on Google's Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.

Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough
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Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough

Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns.

As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise
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As Robotics Advances, Worries of Killer Robots Rise

From driverless cars to delivery drones, a new generation of robots is about to revolutionize the way people work, drive and shop.

Intelligence Too Big For a Single Machine
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Intelligence Too Big For a Single Machine

Ever since the computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence in 1955, the field has gone through cycles of boundless optimism and sobering...

If Robots Drove, How Much Safer Would Roads Be?
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If Robots Drove, How Much Safer Would Roads Be?

Human error is the culprit in 93 percent of automobile crashes—including the pileup last weekend that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition, caused, prosecutors...

Google's Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel
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Google's Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Brakes or Steering Wheel

Humans might be the one problem Google can't solve.

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research
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Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car?

Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction
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Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction

Given the fast-paced changes that happen in technology, predicting the future has become more fun than guessing who will win the Super Bowl or "Dancing With the...

When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd
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When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

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