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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Future, From Virtual Reality to Anonymity
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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Future, From Virtual Reality to Anonymity

No one ever accused Mark Zuckerberg of standing pat.

Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars
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Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars

The hacker in the Italian Job did it spectacularly.

Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda's Dancing Humanoid Robot
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Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda's Dancing Humanoid Robot

Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life.

How the U.s. Built the World's Most Ridiculously Accurate Atomic Clock
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How the U.s. Built the World's Most Ridiculously Accurate Atomic Clock

Throw out that lame old atomic clock that's only accurate to a few tens of quadrillionths of a second.

Wanna Build a Rocket? Nasa's About to Give Away a Mountain of Its Code
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Wanna Build a Rocket? Nasa's About to Give Away a Mountain of Its Code

Forty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, NASA open sourced the software code that ran the guidance systems on the lunar module.

Hypnotic Art Shows How Patterns Emerge From Randomness in Nature
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Hypnotic Art Shows How Patterns Emerge From Randomness in Nature

British mathematician Alan Turing is perhaps best known for the Turing test, which determines if a computer can be considered intelligent based on whether it can...

How Vintage Tech Helped ­S Track the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
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How Vintage Tech Helped ­S Track the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

The saga of MH370, the Malaysian Airlines flight missing for more than two weeks, seems to be entering its final chapter.

This Underwater Microphone Could Find the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
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This Underwater Microphone Could Find the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Authorities are all but certain Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the south Indian Ocean in water that may be as deep as 23,000 feet.

Facebook Introduces 'hack,' the Programming Language of the Future
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Facebook Introduces 'hack,' the Programming Language of the Future

Facebook engineers Bryan O'Sullivan, Julien Verlaguet, and Alok Menghrajani spent the last few years building a programming language unlike any other.

You Can Take Selfies of Your Aorta With This Mini Camera
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You Can Take Selfies of Your Aorta With This Mini Camera

Scientific studies of selfies have yielded interesting insights on personalities, gender differences, and national moods, but scientist F. Levent Degertekin has...

Inside the New Arms Race to Control Bandwidth on the Battlefield
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Inside the New Arms Race to Control Bandwidth on the Battlefield

An electromagnetic mystery in northern Iraq changed the course of Jesse Potter's life.

Europa Mission Gets Boost from President's New Nasa Budget
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Europa Mission Gets Boost from President's New Nasa Budget

A dedicated mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa, one of the best bets for life beyond Earth in our solar system, has inched a little closer to reality today.

Nasa's Latest Robot: A Rolling Tangle of Rods That Can Take a Beating
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Nasa's Latest Robot: A Rolling Tangle of Rods That Can Take a Beating

Space-bound robots tend look like tanks and are about as flexible as the Tin Man after a rainstorm.

Netflix Is Building an Artificial Brain ­sing Amazon's Cloud
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Netflix Is Building an Artificial Brain ­sing Amazon's Cloud

Nothing beats a movie recommendation from a friend who knows your tastes.

Menthal App Reveals Just What a Screen Addict You've Become
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Menthal App Reveals Just What a Screen Addict You've Become

A new app will allow smartphone owners to determine how much time they spend on their devices. 

Target Got Hacked Hard in 2005. Here's Why They Let It Happen Again
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Target Got Hacked Hard in 2005. Here's Why They Let It Happen Again

A gang of shadowy hackers tears through the systems of big-box retailers, making off with millions of credit and debit card numbers in a matter of weeks and generating...

Meet the Man Google Hired to Make AI a Reality
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Meet the Man Google Hired to Make AI a Reality

Geoffrey Hinton was in high school when a friend convinced him that the brain worked like a hologram.

The Malware That Duped Target Has Been Found
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The Malware That Duped Target Has Been Found

The malicious program used to compromise Target and other companies was part of a widespread operation using a Trojan tool known as Trojan.POSRAM, according to...

Out in the Open: Ex-Google Ad Man Saves You From Ad Hell
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Out in the Open: Ex-Google Ad Man Saves You From Ad Hell

The World Privacy Forum recently told the U.S. Congress the data brokerage industry is making millions of dollars selling lists of all kinds of data to marketers...

Darpa's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course
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Darpa's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course

In a robotic twist on American Gladiators, 17 robots and their teams will descend upon Florida this week to see which ones have the greatest superhero potential...
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