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Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.
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Kentaro Toyama went to India with noble intentions for using technology to improve people’s lives. Now he’s wrestling with why the impact was so small.
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A Stanford professor claims to have invented a Bitcoin-like system that can handle payments faster and with more security.
- A Way to Hide Corporate Data from Hackers
A system that keeps data on corporate computers and mobile devices encrypted until it is viewed may help prevent breaches.
- Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s. <
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