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09.29.12
Alt-week 9.29.12: 3D pictures of the moon, 4D clocks and laser-controlled worms
09.29.12

Alt-week 9.29.12: 3D pictures of the moon, 4D clocks and laser-controlled worms

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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08.07.12
Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98
08.07.12

Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98

Astronomy just lost one of its vanguards, as Sir Bernard Lovell has died at 98. The UK-born scient...

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07.10.12
Graphene heals itself, powers our dreams and nightmares
07.10.12

Graphene heals itself, powers our dreams and nightmares

Slowly, but surely graphene is pushing our technological hopes, dreams and, yes, nightmares toward...

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07.11.11
British researchers design a million-chip neural network 1/100 as complex as your brain
07.11.11

British researchers design a million-chip neural network 1/100 as complex as your brain

If you want some idea of the complexity of the human brain, consider this: a group of British univer...

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12.25.10
Hedge fund using Twitter to predict stock prices, OK Cupid to meet girls
12.25.10

Hedge fund using Twitter to predict stock prices, OK Cupid to meet girls

For some reason, we weren't surprised when Derwent Capital Markets announced plans to launch a hedg...

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08.23.10
Nokia N900 does real-time face tracking for verification (video)
08.23.10

Nokia N900 does real-time face tracking for verification (video)

In a world where smartphone unlock patterns and PINs can be easily gleaned from display muck, and c...

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07.16.10
Scientists formalize perfect handshake; world peace on track for 2012
07.16.10

Scientists formalize perfect handshake; world peace on track for 2012

PH = (e² + ve²)(d²) + (cg + dr)² + π{(4< s >2)(4< p >2)}² +...

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07.11.10
Pulsar clocks spin closer to reality
07.11.10

Pulsar clocks spin closer to reality

Contrary to popular legend, Pulsar wristwatches don't use the light of dying stars to keep time. How...

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05.01.08
Researchers tout progress towards graphene-based gadgets
05.01.08

Researchers tout progress towards graphene-based gadgets

We've heard researchers tout the many benefits of graphene before, and it doesn't look like they're...

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