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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 December 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 September 4, 2009

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Supreme Court raises bar on software patent claims

New ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank means firms must do more to advance 'abstract' software claims to receive a patent.

By June 19, 2014

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World's longest film releases 72-minute teaser

The world's longest film, set to premiere in 2020, will clock in at 720 hours. Here's a (relatively) brief teaser.

By July 7, 2014

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Sydneysiders reminded to retune digital TV

If you're in the greater Sydney area, today's the day to retune your digital TV.

By March 17, 2014

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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 January 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 September 19, 2013

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Clickbait Dissertations: Academic papers get Upworthy headlines

Academia just got more glamorous with a series of eyeball-grabbing paper titles designed to lure online readers. These dissertations will blow your mind!

By June 11, 2014

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Stir desk uses Fitbit to give you credit for standing

Smart furniture startup Stir folds Fitbit activity tracking into its Kinetic standing desk.

By June 5, 2014