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It’s not certain whether Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down because of mistaken identity, but it is plausible.
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The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
- Energy Demands of Networked Devices Skyrocket
As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.
- Thermoelectric Material to Hit Market Later This Year
A California-based company is commercializing an abundant, naturally occurring material that can turn waste heat into power.
- Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices
Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery.
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The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias–just listen to the most confident. <
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New variants will pose a challenge, but early signs suggest the shots will still boost antibody responses.
Human-plus-AI solutions mitigate security threats
With the right human oversight, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence can help keep business and customer data secure
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From million-dollar slide shows to Steve Jobs’s introduction of the iPhone, a bit of show business never hurt plain old business.
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