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Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (anything but a Password)
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Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (anything but a Password)

Passwords are a pain to remember. What if a quick wiggle of five fingers on a screen could log you in instead? Or speaking a simple phrase?

The Tevatron's Enduring Computing Legacy
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The Tevatron's Enduring Computing Legacy

Few laypeople think of computing innovation in connection with the Tevatron particle accelerator, which shut down earlier this year. Mention of the Tevatron inspires...

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Bouncing Data Would Speed Up Data Centers

Inside the huge data centers operated by Internet companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, information is processed at blistering speed, but it still has to...

Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet
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Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet

If you drive down highway 880 from Oakland, Calif., take an exit about 30 miles south, and snake past a long line of car dealerships, you’ll find an ordinary...

How the 10,000-Year Clock Measures Time
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How the 10,000-Year Clock Measures Time

Ten thousand years is about the age of civilisation. Archaeologists have a few relics that have spanned this period, mostly stone tools and works of art. But...

Why We Don't Have Domestic Robots Yet
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Why We Don't Have Domestic Robots Yet

On The Jetsons, Rosie was the robot maid with a heart of silicon and the voice of an aging cocktail waitress. She did everything: cook, clean, take care of the...

Why Apple's Acquisition of Anobit Matters
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Why Apple's Acquisition of Anobit Matters

Apple reportedly acquired the Israeli flash memory design firm Anobit in a deal that cost the company $500 million.

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IBM Predicts Home Electricity From Your Bike, Mind-Reading Computers

There's something about the year-end reflective state of mind that causes tech companies and institutions (and pundits) to make predictions about what they think...

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Quantum Computing with Holograms

Light is one of the most promising carriers of quantum information. It is robust against decoherence because it does not interact with stray electric and magnetic...

Pick Up the Phone, Nfl: The Future Is Calling
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Pick Up the Phone, Nfl: The Future Is Calling

On the sidelines during every game, New York Jets cornerback Donald Strickland performs a trick familiar to any toddler who has ever held a flip book.

Prof Promises Supercomputer on Every Desktop
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Prof Promises Supercomputer on Every Desktop

When Wu Feng looks at an iPad, he sees something more than a great way to play Fruit Ninja.

Driverless Car: Google Awarded ­.s. Patent For Technology
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Driverless Car: Google Awarded ­.s. Patent For Technology

The intellectual rights relate to a method to switch a vehicle from a human-controlled mode into the state where it takes charge of the wheel.

Rare, Last Look Inside Space Shuttle Atlantis
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Rare, Last Look Inside Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space shuttle Atlantis, which only five months ago flew the final mission of NASA's 30-year shuttle program, is now being prepared for its public display at the...

Mosaic Report: Synergies Between Cs, Social Sciences
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Mosaic Report: Synergies Between Cs, Social Sciences

The NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences recently released a report that assessed the directorate's research investments and identified...

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Iran's Alleged Drone Hack: Tough, but Possible

Take everything that Iran says about its captured U.S. drone with a grain of salt. But its new claim that it spoofed the drone’s navigational controls isn't implausible...

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Dm: Iran Pioneering Drone Production

Iran is a leading country in manufacturing different types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi stressed on Monday.

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5 Disruptive Technologies Happening Now

From e-books to 3D printing, these technologies are destroying markets and creating new ones.

New Path to Flex and Stretch Electronics
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New Path to Flex and Stretch Electronics

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have developed a technique for producing flexible and stretchable backplanes that could be used, in combination...

Sharpening the Lines
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Sharpening the Lines

Researchers at MIT and the University of Utah have developed a technique that they say surpasses the fundamental limits of microchip design and could lead to more...

Did a U.s. Radar Research Station Disable Russia's Phobos Probe?
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Did a U.s. Radar Research Station Disable Russia's Phobos Probe?

Soon after the ill-fated Phobos-Grunt spacecraft stalled in Earth orbit, a former Russian official implicated "powerful American radars" in Alaska. Is there a...
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