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Yandex's Self-Driving CES Demo Comes Without a Human Backup

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:35
The "Google of Russia" showed up in Vegas with a bold and daring demonstration of what a Moscow-trained robot Moscow can do.
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Antibiotics Are Failing Us. Crispr Is Our Glimmer of Hope

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:30
Antibiotics are still massively overprescribed, a new study shows. With no new drugs in sight, some scientists are turning to Crispr for a reboot.
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Trump Must Be a Russian Agent; the Alternative Is Too Awful

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:05
We know a lot about the “what” of the Mueller probe’s findings. The crucial questions now focus on the “why.”
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Anti-Trump Activists Defend Fake-*Washington Post* Stunt

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:03
Protesters have created satirical newspapers before, but the tactic comes with more baggage in the era of fake news.
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A Crocodile-Like Robot Helps Solve a 300-Million-Year Mystery

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:00
Researchers use a fossil, fancy computer work, and a complex robot to tease apart how an early land-walking animal moved.
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Most Users Still Don't Know How Facebook Advertising Works

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:36
A new Pew survey also finds that more than 50 percent of Facebook users are uncomfortable with how the company compiles their information for ads.
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The Dutch Science Park Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:00
For his book Universe, photographer Jos Jansen documented a neutrino-detecting orb, data visualizations, and other ambitious projects in the Netherlands.
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Best Skiing and Snowboarding Gear (2019): Jackets, Boots, and More

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:00
From custom skis to the ultimate in-bounds backpack, everything you need to make the most of powder days.
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For Nervous Californians, Fire-Proofing Is a New Obsession

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00
In wildfire-prone cities and towns, increasingly worried residents are banding together to prevent future disasters.
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A 'Fortnite' Vulnerability Exposed Accounts to Takeover

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00
Epic Games has since patched the attack, which would have allowed attackers to view account info, listen in on in-game conversations, and more.
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8 Best Travel Coffee Mugs (2019): Insulated, Steel, Thermal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00
From classics like Zojirushii, Yeti, and Stanley to new mugs from OtterBox and Snow Peak, I tried a ton of travel tumblers this winter. These are the best.
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A Poker-Playing Robot Goes to Work for the Pentagon

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:00
A bot trained to beat poker stars could offer strategic lessons to generals simulating a future war.
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A Floating Glass Bead Could Help Physicists Probe the Unknown

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:00
New tabletop sensors could be sensitive enough to glimpse gravitational waves and even dark matter particles.
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The Millions Silicon Valley Spends on Security for Execs

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00
Facebook told investors it expects to spend $10 million annually on security for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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As the Government Shutdown Drags on, Security Risks Intensify

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00
From potential nation state hacks to a brain drain, the shutdown has done nothing good for cybersecurity.
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Porny Presidential Fanfic Isn't Just Kinky—It's Political

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:00
You probably won’t enjoy reading about President Trump getting it on with Mike Pence (or Putin, or Shrek), but you’re not really supposed to.
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Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:10
By joining forces, the major automakers have each diversified their self-driving portfolios.
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10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:58
On the anniversary of the remarkable crash landing, remember just how quickly it all happened.
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Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:39
Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.
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The 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer Raises Some Questions

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:54
Think Peter Parker got dusted for good in 'Infinity War'? Think again.
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