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Ready, Set, Think! Mind-Controlled Drones Race to the Future
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Ready, Set, Think! Mind-Controlled Drones Race to the Future

The University of Florida last week hosted what it called the world's first drone race involving brain-computer interfaces. 

Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'
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Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he's "not a believer...

Ny Judge: ­S Cannot Make Apple Provide Iphone Data
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Ny Judge: ­S Cannot Make Apple Provide Iphone Data

A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data,...

Pentagon Starts Aggressive Cyberwar Against Is
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Pentagon Starts Aggressive Cyberwar Against Is

Not long after Defense Secretary Ash Carter prodded his cyber commanders to be more aggressive in the fight against Islamic State, the U.S. ramped up its offensive...

Q&a: A Look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. Court Fight
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Q&a: A Look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. Court Fight

A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a work-issued iPhone used by a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Cockroach-Like Robots May Be the Future of Disaster Help
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Cockroach-Like Robots May Be the Future of Disaster Help

The Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms is a mini-robot that can mimic the cockroach's remarkable strength and agility. 

An Icky New Hero: Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters
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An Icky New Hero: Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

Car Infotainment Systems Distract Even with Voice Commands
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Car Infotainment Systems Distract Even with Voice Commands

Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered
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New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered

Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.

Hidden Gps Devices to Track Suspects Raise Legal Concerns
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Hidden Gps Devices to Track Suspects Raise Legal Concerns

For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask...

'next Gen Stats' Offer New Insights For Nfl Fans and Coaches
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'next Gen Stats' Offer New Insights For Nfl Fans and Coaches

As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster?

Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library
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Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library

The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and...

Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading to Public Streets
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Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading to Public Streets

Google has announced plans to debut the latest version of its self-driving car on public roads this summer. 

Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California
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Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies...

Nyc Subways Slowly ­pgrading from 1930s-Era Technology
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Nyc Subways Slowly ­pgrading from 1930s-Era Technology

New York City's subways—the nation's biggest mass transit network—serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to...

MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot
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MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot

A new cheetah-inspired robot can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 miles per hour, jump about 16 inches high, land safely, and continue running for 15...

How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road
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How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.​

Fbi Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption
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Fbi Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that...

School Bets Video Game Scholarship Can Draw Talent
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School Bets Video Game Scholarship Can Draw Talent

As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
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MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired...
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