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Letting people into their online accounts even when they mistype their password could make life easier without compromising security.
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A new report from the International Energy Agency includes projections for reductions in energy use and carbon dioxide emissions that could be wildly optimistic.
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New advances in biotechnology could keep your flowers in bloom longer.
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While helping us get things done, virtual assistants will also give tech companies valuable new insights into our lives.
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Facebook and Twitter, among others, have agreed to enact a more stringent way of policing hate speech on their platforms in Europe. <
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Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
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The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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