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By mapping the way patents cite each other, network scientists have been able to study how different technologies rely on each other and how new technologies emerge.
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A sneak peek at Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch suggests that other smart watches could still compete.
- How Advanced Solar Cells Work
Flexible, efficient solar cells will make solar power cheaper.
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Many experts would have us believe that robots and other technologies are behind the job drought. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
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Nektar Therapeutics is developing a painkiller that may enter the brain too slowly to be abused.
- Intel’s Laser Chips Could Make Data Centers Run Better
Silicon chips with optical technology allow a new form of superfast data connection.
- We Need a Moore’s Law for Medicine
Technology is the primary cause of our skyrocketing health-care costs. It could also be the cure. <
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How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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