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Soft Robot Moves by Mimicking Plants

6 hours 16 min ago
A tough but flexible bot unfurls like a plant using a pressurized plastic tube to inch through rugged environments.

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Attention Passengers: Your Flight Will Arrive 20 Years behind Schedule

12 hours 1 min ago
Robopocalypse creator Daniel Wilson sets aside his dystopian tendencies to help the XPRIZE’s Sci-fi collection and writing contest find a silver lining in our obsession with intelligent...

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What Do We Know about the Brain Cancer Plaguing Sen. John McCain?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:15
An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma

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Teaching Computers to Enjoy the View

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:00
Researchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Can You Hear Me Now? How to Protect Yourself From Voice Hackers

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:45
 Security has to start with sound itself

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Is Anyone Home? A Way to Find Out If AI Has Become Self-Aware

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:00
It’s not easy, but a newly proposed test might be able to detect consciousness in a machine

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Satellite Snafu Masked True Sea Level Rise for Decades

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:00
Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw

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Space Stations: Archaeological Sites in Low-Earth Orbit

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:30
Fresh insights are emerging from studying the ‘microsociety’ aboard the International Space Station

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Astronomers Detect Strange Signals from Red Dwarf Star

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:00
The radio bursts are tantalizing, but probably not transmissions from talkative aliens

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The Real Costs of Cheap Surveillance

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:30
U.S. firms have both the incentive and the opportunity to use information about us in undesirable ways

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Is Lip-Synching a Form of Cheating?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 06:00


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What an Artificial Intelligence Researcher Fears About AI

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:45
“Being a scientist doesn’t absolve me of my humanity”

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NIH Fetal Research Plan Blocked in House Panel's Draft Bill

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:15
The prohibition would be a symbolic win

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How Fake News Goes Viral--Here's the Math

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 03:45
Models similar to those used to track disease show what happens when too much information hits social media networks

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Should Artists Reveal How Much They Let Technology Make Creative Choices?

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:30
How much should an artist reveal about letting technology make some choices?

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Novel Gene Therapy for Leukemia Clears FDA Panel

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:15
The experimental treatment will now face review by the agency

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Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:40
The debate over so-called "net neutrality" has raged for more than a decade between tech entrepreneurs and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who deliver digital content to our computers...

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Lights, Cameras, CRISPR: Biologists Use Gene Editing to Store Movies in DNA

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:45
Technique demonstrated in E. coli suggests way to record events

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This Cell Phone Needs No Battery

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 08:00
An experimental cell phone works by absorbing and reflecting radio waves—meaning it's incredibly energy efficient and needs no battery. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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How Driverless Cars Will Transform Cities

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:30
A moving web of sensor-laden vehicles and smart intersections will transform how we get around town

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