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Something's Off With the Turbolaser Shots in *The Last Jedi*

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 07:00
I'm OK with movies fudging science a bit—except when the rules of "physics" change within their universe.
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Uber's Flying Cars, Tesla's Troubles, and More Car News This Week

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 06:00
Plus: Rolls-Royce's $325,000 SUV, how street design can save lives, and Nashville says 'nope' to public transit.
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The Trump Administration Plays Catch-Up on Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 05:51
At the Trump White House's first major engagement with leaders in AI, the administration mostly watched and learned.
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Saying Goodbye to 'Halo Online,' the Fan Game That Recreated a Decade-Old Classic

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 05:00
Halo Online never officially came out outside of Russia, but thanks to a fan mod boasted a massive community for years. Now it's done.
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Microsoft Enabling Javascript in Excel Has Security Pros Anxious

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:00
Enabling JavaScript should make Excel more powerful, but increasing access points makes it even more of a web security nightmare than it already is.
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Can This AI-Powered Baby Translator Help Diagnose Autism?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:00
With enough data from the Chatterbaby app, researchers could mine irregularities in cry patterns for signals about hunger, pain—and maybe one day, autism.
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Save Lives With Slower Streets—Not Self-Driving Cars

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:00
Autonomous vehicles could save lots of lives, someday. Right now, we need better street design.
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Is Amazon Prime Still Worth It?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:00
Amazon Prime's price increase kicks in today—but it's still a bargain for most people.
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How Facebook Binds, and Shatters, Communities

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:00
If a platform can provide community, we’ll gladly give up privacy—as we have throughout human history.
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Kilauea and the Implacable Power of Volcanic Lava

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:58
The Hawaiian volcano continues to erupt. There’s not much anyone can do about it except watch.
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Lots of Doctors Recommend Weed Without Understanding It

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:00
Half of oncologists who recommended marijuana did so without feeling they had sufficient knowledge of the drug.
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MoviePass Rival Sinemia Is in It for the Long Haul

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:59
Sinemia may have an awkward name, but its movie subscription plans are priced for sustainable growth.
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House Democrats Release 3,500 Russia-Linked Facebook Ads

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:00
In the most extensive look yet at the IRA troll factory's Facebook efforts, familiar themes emerge.
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The Brutal Normalcy of the War on Terror

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:00
Seemingly mundane images tell the story of our two-decade-long battle.
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Photo of the Week: Hawaii's Massive Volcano Seen From Above

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 06:00
Photographer Demian Barrios used a drone to capture the stunning image of Kilauea's fissure.
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Are Air Fryers Worth It?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 05:00
Can the trendy, expensive countertop air fryer outperform a simple sheet pan in an oven?
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T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Promises Mean Little for Consumers

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 05:00
Opinion: The proposed merger of two wireless giants will reduce competition and should be blocked.
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Inside the Arena Where Drones Battle a Wall of 1,300 Computer Fans

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 05:00
In Caltech’s fancy new drone arena, the machines face terrifying atmospheric disturbances, all to help shape the future of flight.
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The Catch-22 of Mass Prescribing Antibiotics

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 04:00
Researchers have found that seemingly unnecessary drugs are saving lives in the developing world. Is that worth the threat of antibiotic resistance?
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Rolls-Royce Reveals the $325,000 Cullinan, Its Rowdy, Regal SUV

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 04:00
The luxury carmaker's new behemoth combines a massive engine and clever suspension to take the fancy folk absolutely anywhere they care to go.
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