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Losing Control: The Dangers of Killer Robots
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Losing Control: The Dangers of Killer Robots

New technology could lead humans to relinquish control over decisions to use lethal force.

Why Robots Need to Be Able to Say 'no'
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Why Robots Need to Be Able to Say 'no'

Should you always do what other people tell you to do?

What Makes a 'smart Gun' Smart?
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What Makes a 'smart Gun' Smart?

Every time a toddler accidentally shoots a friend or family member, a teen kills himself via gunshot or a shooter perpetrates an act of mass violence, public discussion...

A Team Member's View of All the Work on Earth It Took to Get New Horizons to Pluto
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A Team Member's View of All the Work on Earth It Took to Get New Horizons to Pluto

Science is hard and good science is harder—it takes persistence and tons of patience.

Intelligent Life in the ­niverse? Phone Home, Dammit!
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Intelligent Life in the ­niverse? Phone Home, Dammit!

We've been conditioned by television and movies to accept the likelihood of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

How Wwi Codebreakers Taught Your Gas Meter to Snitch on You
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How Wwi Codebreakers Taught Your Gas Meter to Snitch on You

In the depths of night on August 5th 1914 the British Cable Ship Alert took the first significant action of World War I, severing the five German submarine cables...
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