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Google, Facebook ask court to reject patents on abstract ideas

A group of tech companies argues that combining abstract ideas with "on a computer" does not deserve a patent and stymies innovation.

By Dec. 9, 2012

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Photos: Mars orbiter's abstract impressions

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter dispatches more than 1,500 new high-resolution close-ups of the Red Planet, though many of the images are really studies in blue.

16 Images By Sep. 4, 2009

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E-whiskers put sensitive catlike sensors on robots

Berkeley researchers have created flexible sensors that mimic a cat's whiskers from elastic fibers, nanotubes, and nanoparticles. Science: making robots cuter as well as more useful.

By Jan. 22, 2014

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Lack of Mars methane a blow to chances of finding life

The dream of discovering life on Mars took a hit with the release of a study highlighting the Curiosity rover's methane-less adventures on the Red Planet.

By Sep. 19, 2013

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Wacom's WILL wants you to draw on any screen

Wacom, the specialists in gadgets for digital artists and designers, invents a system for drawing on phones, tablets, or computers.

By Feb. 26, 2014

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Study finds online gamers aren't antisocial basement dwellers

After observing the behaviors of thousands of gamers, with a focus on MMORPGs, researchers conclude that loners are the outliers, not the norm.

By Mar. 28, 2014

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Zombie moss: Plant revives after 1,500 frozen years

Scientists pull a sample of moss out of an ancient deep-freeze and discover it was just waiting for a chance to grow again.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Get that song out of your head the scientific way

Did you overhear a pop song at the supermarket that now won't leave your head alone? Scientists are claiming to have found the best way to banish it.

By Mar. 25, 2013

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Scientists find natural hormone that counteracts marijuana high

Pregnenolone might be released by the body to fight the nice feelings created by pot. At least that's what French scientists believe.

By Jan. 5, 2014

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Supertiny sensors could improve antibiotics in the fight against superbugs

Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.

By Mar. 6, 2014