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Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:15
North Korea is more than willing to breach sanctions to earn cash

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Building a Better Mirror for Telescopes

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:52
More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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To Advance Medicine's Future, NIH Tries to Win the Trust of Mistreated Communities

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:00
The agency hopes to enroll 1 million people in its precision medicine effort

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Should Apple iPhone X Trust Facial Recognition for Security?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:45
New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps

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En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly by Earth

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:00
The encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from Asteroid Bennu

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How to Explore Otherworldly Oceans

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:30
The tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS that can transmit video and long-term chemical measurements at...

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Some of the Best Parts of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already Here

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:15
Consumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference

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Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes Deep

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:15
Deep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons

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Artificial Intelligence: The Gap Between Promise and Practice

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:00
A true AI revolution can't happen without a re-engineering of how business organizations operate

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This Is Why Science Loves Twins

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:30
They help with tough issues like facial recognition technology and nature vs nurture

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After Cassini's End at Saturn, Outer Planets Exploration Shifts to Jupiter

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:30
NASA and the European Space Agency may soon launch new missions to the solar system’s largest planet

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Can Taking Down Websites Really Stop Terrorists and Hate Groups?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:45
Trump’s assertions notwithstanding, a more strategic approach involving industry, law enforcement and government it needed

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Why Just Play Video Games When You Can Design Your Own?

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:00
Spending a week at animation academy got kids looking at one of their favorite hobbies from a brand new perspective

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Facebook's Anti-Semitic Ad Categories Persisted after Promised Hate Speech Crackdown

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:30
After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring

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Trump Order Resurfaces Debate about "Militarizing" Police

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:45
The White House lifted Obama’s ban on gear like tracked vehicles and grenade launchers, imposed after harsh police response to Ferguson protests

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New SpaceX Video Shows How Not to Land a Rocket

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00
Watch the epic—and explosive—blooper reel for the Falcon 9 booster’s arduous path to reusability

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Cassini's "Grand Finale" Will Be a Blaze of Glory

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:45
The Cassini orbiter will burn out, but its legacy won’t fade away

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The New Economy of Excrement

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:15
Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertilizer, fuel and even food

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Never Mind the iPhone X, Battery Life Could Soon Take a Great Leap Forward

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:15
Addressing the amount of energy consumed by the CPU when running particular software could make a major difference to how long we need to charge our devices in future

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Searching for the Next Facebook or Google: Bloomberg Helps Launch Tech Incubator

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:45
The former mayor speaks with Scientific American about the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City: “Culture attracts capital a lot quicker than capital will attract culture.”

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