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'most Realistic' Robot Legs Developed
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'most Realistic' Robot Legs Developed

University of Arizona researchers say they have developed the most biologically accurate robotic legs by replicating the central pattern generator, a neuronal network...

Simulated Space 'terror' Offers Nasa an Online Following
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Simulated Space 'terror' Offers Nasa an Online Following

The video is called "Seven Minutes of Terror," and describes, with the suspense and cinematography of a movie preview, what will happen next month when a one-ton...

When Does An App Need Fda's Blessing?
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When Does An App Need Fda's Blessing?

Bernard Farrell obsesses over every bite he eats, every minute of exercise he gets, and everything that stresses him out. And, more than anything else, Farrell...

Cybercriminals Sniff Out Vulnerable Firms
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Cybercriminals Sniff Out Vulnerable Firms

With cybercriminals a greater threat to small businesses than ever before, more entrepreneurs like Lloyd Keilson are left asking themselves who is to blame for...

Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front
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Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front

The U.S. military is accelerating its cyberwarfare training programs in an aggressive expansion of its preparations for conflict on an emerging battlefield.

A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley
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A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley

Some budding entrepreneurs and computer whizzes based here in the Pacific Northwest are starting to turn heads down in Silicon Valley.

Northwestern Researchers Create 'rubber-Band Electronics'
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Northwestern Researchers Create 'rubber-Band Electronics'

Northwestern University researchers have developed a design that enables electronics to bend and stretch more than 200 percent of their original size using a combination...

Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them
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Computer Watches Humans Play Connect Four, Then Beats Them

A computer scientist has published a paper detailing how systems can successfully win at boardgames after watching two minute-long videos of humans playing.

How Software-Defined Radio Could Revolutionize Wireless
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How Software-Defined Radio Could Revolutionize Wireless

In 1976, two shaggy-haired college dropouts founded a company called Apple to manufacture personal computers. The company's prospects looked so poor that the third...

U.s. Spy Agencies Say Won't Read Americans' Email For Cybersecurity
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U.s. Spy Agencies Say Won't Read Americans' Email For Cybersecurity

The head of the U.S. spy agency that eavesdrops on electronic communications overseas sought on Monday to reassure Americans that the National Security Agency would...

Drone Hijacking? That
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Drone Hijacking? That

On the evening of June 19, a group of researchers from the University of Texas successfully hijacked a civilian drone at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico...

The Robot of the Future That's About to Explore the Deep Past of Mars
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The Robot of the Future That's About to Explore the Deep Past of Mars

I want to tell you about a special place on the surface of Mars. Back in the solar system's early days, a large object slammed into the red planet, leaving behind...

The ­nified Theory of Wu
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The ­nified Theory of Wu

Virginia Tech Associate Professor at Wu-chun Feng, commonly known as "Wu," talks about productivity and his latest work on supercomputers.

Smart Headlights See through Rain and Snow
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Smart Headlights See through Rain and Snow

A prototype headlight system can detect raindrops or snow streaks and "dis-illuminate" them, thereby increasing visibility on the road ahead.

Start-Up Attempts to Convert Prof Hawking's Brainwaves Into Speech
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Start-Up Attempts to Convert Prof Hawking's Brainwaves Into Speech

An American scientist is to unveil details of work on the brain patterns of Prof Stephen Hawking he says could help safeguard the physicist's ability to communicate...

Hackers Steal BMWs in 3 Minutes Using Security Loophole
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Hackers Steal BMWs in 3 Minutes Using Security Loophole

There has been an unusual spike in the number of BMWs stolen in the U.K. this year, with some sources suggesting the number may be 300 cars or higher. The cars...

Google Shaman Explains Mysteries of 'compute Engine'
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Google Shaman Explains Mysteries of 'compute Engine'

Google started work on the Google Compute Engine over a year and a half ago, and it was all Peter Magnusson could do to keep his mouth shut.

Mind Control Moves Into Battle
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Mind Control Moves Into Battle

Technology that taps into a soldier's thought patterns could soon see action on the battlefield.

New Technology Slashes Data Center Energy Consumption
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New Technology Slashes Data Center Energy Consumption

A new energy-aware plug-in can reduce energy consumption in data centers by more than 20 percent, according to researchers with the European Union-funded FIT4Green...

Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There
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Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There

From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration...
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