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Documentary on eSports Shows Video Games in Transition
The rise of eSports leaves plenty of uncertainty among professional gamers and tournament organizers
(Apr 23, 2015)
Android Creator Andy Rubin's Playground for Hardware Startups
Thinking about hatching a hardware company? A new incubator might be the place for you
(Apr 23, 2015)
Proposal Would Put Laser Cannon on ISS to Blast Space Junk
A powerful orbital laser could eliminate centimeter-scale orbital debris in just five years
(Apr 23, 2015)
How Google Handled a Year of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests
Following a European court ruling, Google expunged more than half a million links
(Apr 23, 2015)
Baseball's Player-tracking Statcast System Debuts
After limited trials last season, Statcast, a radar and motion-capture system, is now ready for...
(Apr 23, 2015)
Soggy Computing: Liquid Devices Might Match the Brain's Efficiency
Vanadium dioxide switches could be great for a new kind of computing, but maybe they're just too...
(Apr 22, 2015)
Baidu's Boffin Describes Beijing's Homegrown Self-Driving Car
China's Google also wants a wondercar, and China's regulators are opening the roads for it
(Apr 22, 2015)
Building a New Home? Better Make It Solar Ready
Palo Alto celebrates Earth Day with green building codes targeting solar energy use and water...
(Apr 22, 2015)
New Material Can Change Its Color and Texture Like a Cuttlefish
Beyond camouflage applications, material holds out promise for speeding up growth of biological...
(Apr 21, 2015)
MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad
Could allow mobile device use even when hands are full
(Apr 21, 2015)
All-photonic Quantum Repeaters: a Major Step Towards a Worldwide Quantum Internet
Matter quantum repeaters: The end of a dogma?
(Apr 21, 2015)
From Engineer to Manager: How to Cope With Promotion
Swapping technical expertise for management skills can be difficult
(Apr 21, 2015)
Laser-printed polysilicon transistors on paper
Could improve wearable electronics, lead to trillions of cheap sensors
(Apr 21, 2015)
Disney Does Better Dubbing
More than 9,600 alternatives found for "clean swatches"
(Apr 21, 2015)
PR2 Robot Figures Out How to Make a Latte
Your robot butler is now closer than ever
(Apr 21, 2015)
40 Percent of Hanford Nuclear Waste Would Fit in One 5-km Deep Borehole
All of the U.K.'s high-level nuclear waste could be buried in just a few extremely deep holes
(Apr 20, 2015)
Theory Lowers the Speed Limit for Quantum Computing
A lower theoretical speed limit for quantum entanglement puts new bounds on future quantum computers
(Apr 20, 2015)
Unlucky Robot Gets Stranded Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor, Sends Back Critical Data
A brave little robot has given its non-life to send back critical data on the inside of the damaged...
(Apr 20, 2015)
How Nicaraguan Villagers Built Their Own Electric Grid
Modern infrastructure had bypassed Nicaragua’s northern highlands, so locals took matters into...
(Apr 20, 2015)
Camera Array Gives You Real-Time Third Person View As You Drive
It's not a video game, it's the next step in automotive safety
(Apr 20, 2015)