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Russians Fight to Save Mars Probe After Mishap
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Russians Fight to Save Mars Probe After Mishap

Russian space engineers scrambled Wednesday to salvage an ambitious science mission to Mars after the unmanned spacecraft became stranded in Earth orbit. If they...

It Started Digital Wheels Turning
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It Started Digital Wheels Turning

Researchers in Britain are about to embark on a 10-year, multimillion-dollar project to build a computer—but their goal is neither dazzling analytical power nor...

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Google Changes Search Algorithm, Trying to Make Results More Timely

Many Google search results will be more timely after Google made a significant change to its search algorithm last week that it said would affect about 35% of...

Catching a Wave, and Measuring It
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Catching a Wave, and Measuring It

James Gosling wants to network the world’s oceans.

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The Genius of Jobs

One of the questions I wrestled with when writing about Steve Jobs was how smart he was. On the surface, this should not have been much of an issue.

Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children
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Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children

Jaden Lender, 3, sings along softly with the "Five Little Monkeys" app on the family iPad, and waggles his index finger along with the monkey doctor at the warning...

How Revolutionary Tools Cracked a 1700s Code
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How Revolutionary Tools Cracked a 1700s Code

It has been more than six decades since Warren Weaver, a pioneer in automated language translation, suggested applying code-breaking techniques to the challenge...

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New Malicious Program by Creators of Stuxnet Is Suspected

The designers of Stuxnet, the computer worm that was used to vandalize an Iranian nuclear site, may have struck again, security researchers say.

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­.s. Debated Cyberwarfare in Attack Plan on Libya

Just before the American-led strikes against Libya in March, the Obama administration intensely debated whether to open the mission with a new kind of warfare...

Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trades
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Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trades

Regulators in the United States and overseas are cracking down on computerized high-speed trading that crowds today’s stock exchanges, worried that as it spreads...

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Steve Jobs's Patents

The 317 Apple patents that list Steven P. Jobs among the group of inventors offer a glimpse at his legendary say over the minute details of the company's products—from...

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Government Aims to Build a 'Data Eye in the Sky'

More than 60 years ago, in his "Foundation" series, the science fiction novelist Isaac Asimov invented a new science—psychohistory—that combined mathematics and...

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In Supercomputing, a Turn to Energy-Saving Graphics Chips

In computing, as in so many fields, the best path to progress is often not a straight line.

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Coming Soon: The Drone Arms Race

At the Zhuhai air show in southeastern China last November, Chinese companies startled some Americans by unveiling 25 different models of remotely controlled aircraft...

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White House Orders New Computer Security Rules

The White House plans to issue an executive order on Friday to replace a flawed patchwork of computer security safeguards exposed by the disclosure of hundreds...

Steve Jobs, Apple's Visionary, Dies at 56
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Steve Jobs, Apple's Visionary, Dies at 56

Steven P. Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then led a cultural transformation in the way music, movies...

Before Latest Phone Debut, Apple Has Harsher Competition
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Before Latest Phone Debut, Apple Has Harsher Competition

As soon as Apple unveils its highly anticipated new version of the iPhone on Tuesday, millions of people are likely to start plotting how to be among the first...

Dealing With an Identity Hijacked on the Online Highway
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Dealing With an Identity Hijacked on the Online Highway

Despite his prominent position as a Republican candidate for president, Rick Santorum has lost control of his online identity. And for all the snickering online...

The Last Days of the Old Parking Meter
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The Last Days of the Old Parking Meter

Motorists' bane, magnet for thieves, and memorialized in the Beatles' "Lovely Rita," the diminutive parking meter has led an outsize life. But its days in New...

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In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column

"WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver's seat en route to a win, as it leads 51–10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found...
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