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Appliance Science: The hot physics of induction cooktops

How can an electric field cook your dinner? Through the science of induction. In our latest Appliance Science column, we look at how induction cooktops work.

By January 12, 2015

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Microsoft Research toils on app shield for the cloud

Microsoft researchers develop a prototype of an app-shielding technology called Haven, which builds on top of its previous Drawbridge operating system work.

By October 6, 2014

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Net fix: Who's to blame for the Net neutrality mess? Look to Verizon

Verizon fought hard to overturn 2010 rules governing Internet access. But it now faces the possibility that the FCC will impose even stricter regulations than the ones it had thrown out.

By January 15, 2015

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Apple's WatchKit for developers to launch in November

The release of WatchKit will allow developers to start creating apps for the Apple Watch, which is expected early next year.

By October 16, 2014

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See marvelously detailed images of the body taken by new CT scanner

See 4D images of the human body taken by GE's Revolution CT scanner, which recently completed a six-month trial run at Florida's West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

By January 13, 2015

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Google's Calico to launch new facility for researching aging

The Google-backed company is taking its mission to extend the human life span further, partnering with biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie.

By September 3, 2014

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Google Glass gets a new boss, the man behind the iPod and Nest

The search giant is tapping Tony Fadell, who worked at Apple and co-founded the Nest thermostat company, to oversee its connected-eyewear project.

By January 15, 2015

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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

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'Arrested Development' cast on board for another Netflix season

A day after a Netflix exec says a new season of the cult TV comedy is "just a matter of when," actor Will Arnett confirms the cast wants to do it.

By August 7, 2014

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The microscopic parasite helping to solve astronaut bone density loss

A tiny roundworm is being studied in space in a bid to observe precisely what happens to muscle mass under zero-G conditions.

By January 12, 2015