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agriculture

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Ancient parchment's secrets revealed through DNA

A history of agriculture is locked away in centuries worth of documents from the British Isles -- if you know how to find it.

By December 9, 2014

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California DAs sue ride-sharing app Uber, settle with rival Lyft

San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys claim Uber is misleading passengers on driver background checks and fraudulently charging "safe rides" fees. Lyft chooses to settle similar claims against it.

By December 9, 2014

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Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014

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In North Korea, hackers are the new elite

In the country dubbed the "Hermit Kingdom," just how do the cyberelite operate?

By December 6, 2014

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Drones set to take off in Europe before US -- no thanks to Amazon

Experts in autonomous aerial vehicles suggest Amazon and Google won't be the ones to pilot the industry to new heights.

By November 4, 2014

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Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.

By August 14, 2014

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Plants muster defenses when they 'hear' an attack

Plants vs. Caterpillars? Nope, it's not a video game mashup. It's a very real battle, and the plants are using a unique method to win.

By July 5, 2014

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ARM tries to spread its chips to forests, fields, and factories (Q&A)

Gary Atkinson's job is to make sure the Internet of Things becomes the next big thing for chip designer ARM.

By July 4, 2014

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The Internet of Things sprouts in the garden

Edyn hopes to raise $100,000 for its smart Garden Sensor and Water Valve system, both of which allow gardeners to make decisions in real-time based on their specific conditions.

By June 5, 2014

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Europe lavishes $3.8 billion on robotics research program

To automate manufacturing instead of watch it move elsewhere, European Commission unveils new robotics funds.

By June 3, 2014