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Tight squeeze? Squishy robots could go from hard to soft

New material could help robots switch between hard and soft states to squeeze through small spaces -- much like an octopus.

By July 14, 2014

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IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.

By July 9, 2014

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World's first 3D-printed titanium bike is super light

Empire Cycles in the UK has partnered with additive manufacturer Renishaw to create the world's first fully 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame.

By February 6, 2014

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IBM's graphene-based circuitry could boost wireless communications

Researchers at Big Blue improved graphene-based radio receiver performance by attaching the fragile form of carbon material at the end of the chipmaking process.

By January 30, 2014

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The world's most accurate clock will keep time for 5 billion years

An experimental clock has set the records for both accuracy and stability, being able to keep time for longer than the Earth has been in existence.

By January 22, 2014

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Are we in the Matrix? Science looks for signs we're not real

Some say the odds are good that we're living in a computer simulation, and a few researchers think they might know how to find out the truth.

By December 13, 2013

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With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By July 4, 2013

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How the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash court

On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.

By July 3, 2013

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Intellectual Ventures settles patent lawsuit with Microsemi

The settlement marks the fifth lawsuit resolved in recent months by the controversial patent holding company, which claims control of more than 40,000 intellectual-property assets.

By January 21, 2013

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IBM brings carbon nanotube-based computers a step closer

Helping the hunt for something to replace silicon transistors, Big Blue researchers have found a way to precisely place carbon nanotubes -- or rather, to encourage them to place themselves.

By October 28, 2012