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FAA Lets Hollywood's Drones Take to the Air
The FAA is granting several television and movie companies permission to use small, remotely piloted aircraft to shoot scenes on sets.
Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair
Google Science Fair winners Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow discovered a strain of bacteria that could help fight world hunger.
MIT Study: Online Courses Work As Well As Normal Ones
A new MIT study found that taking MOOC (massive open online course) was just as effective sitting in a classroom.
Robotic Cheerleaders Strut Their Stuff
Japanese electronics co. reveal troupe of pint-sized cheerleaders to inspire the next generation of developers. The robots, balancing on gyroscopes, use infrared sensors and ultrasonics to interact with their environment, the music and each other.
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India's Mars Spacecraft Breaks Barriers
India's Mars spacecraft is remarkable not just because it was successful on the first attempt. It made India the first Asian country with a successful and it was about ten times cheaper than the U.S.' version.
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Robot Octopus Swims Freely in the Aegean Sea
Scientists in Greece have developed an eerily realistic robot octopus.
Facebook Wi-Fi Drone as Big as 747 Could Fly in 2015
The Internet giant is hoping to test out its Wi-Fi-providing drones by next year.
Sea-Faring Robots Could One Day Patrol the Oceans
A deal between Liquid Robotics and Boeing means fleets of robots could eventually watch the seas for enemy submarines and drug traffickers.
Tim Cook: Apple's New HQ Will Be 'Greenest' on Planet
Speaking at a climate change event, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed the company's new headquarters would be the "greenest building on the planet."
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X Prize Offers $15 Million for Tablet Apps That Teach
The X Prize Foundation is setting up a $15 million global learning challenge to tempt people to build tablet apps that will help underserved kids teach themselves.
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Move Over, Braille: This New App Helps Blind People Read
The KNFB Reader app allows blind people to listen to an audio readback of printed text.
Kickstarter: Creators Must Complete Project, or Fess Up
Kickstarter's new policies mandate that creators complete their projects, or make their best effort to bring the project to the "best possible conclusion."
New Book Spotlights the Google Revolution
Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg talk about “How Google Works,” a new book that provides a look inside the $50 billion global company.
Moon-Hoax Claim Shot Down With Video-Game Tech
Graphics hardware company Nvidia decided to prove the moon landing really happened — by simulating it in a video game.
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Navy Triton Spy Drone Completes Cross-Country Flight
The Navy's huge Triton unmanned aerial vehicle has just finished a nearly 3,800-mile trip across the country.
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U2 Working With Apple on New, Secure Music Format
U2 is planning a new "audiovisual interactive format" that will resist pirating — but is that even possible?
Air Force Research Laboratory
Are Laser Weapons the Future, or Just Hype?
Defense contractors have been trotting out new weapons systems. But will they ever be ready for battle?
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Oracle's Larry Ellison Stepping Down as CEO
Oracle said Larry Ellison, its co-founder and longtime CEO, will be stepping down, effective immediately to be replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz.
Robot Bartenders? Why Not, Says 'Love Boat' Star
Royal Caribbean has hired a robot bartender. Ted Lange from "The Love Boat" says bartenders should not be worried.
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Uber, Others Cause 65 Percent Drop in SF Taxi Rides: Report
Consider the San Francisco taxi industry disrupted. A new report shows that taxi rides have dropped dramatically since Uber came on the scene.
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California Permits Punch the Gas on Self-Driving Cars
Testing of self-driving cars has been going on in a number of states for a while, but regulations are starting to catch up to the nascent industry.
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Heat Tracker: How Wearables Could Detect Gunshots
A new study says that cheap wearables could help monitor people who might illegally use firearms.
Tour Egypt's Pyramids and Sphinx With Google Maps
Now you can take virtual tours of the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Egypt's other historic hot spots, courtesy of Google Street View.
Tim Cook Hints at Improvements for Apple TV
Apple's CEO says TV viewing technology is “stuck back in the ‘70s” and adds, “The interface is terrible.”
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