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Scientists create 'world's darkest material': Vantablack

The Dark Side has some catching up to do. A new nanotech material claims the crown for being the darkest material ever created.

By July 14, 2014

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Why 'outdated' Turing test is no longer the gold standard of AI

A chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old boy recently passed the famous artificial intelligence test, its creators claim. But does Turing's test really tell us anything about AI?

By June 10, 2014

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Ride the Oculus Rift to outer space!

Researchers at the UK's Surrey Space Center are trying to fund a novel way for the 99.999992 percent of us who've never been to outer space to virtually get there.

By March 4, 2014

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Cyclist heads down freeway, blames GPS

A UK man using his phone to find a shortcut ends up cycling down a freeway, until police catch up with him.

By February 25, 2014

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Why I want to live in space: Mars One book to show human side

With its upcoming book of essays and applicant letters, the nonprofit trying to colonize Mars seeks a deeper, more communal understanding about what it may be like to travel to the Red Planet and never come back.

By January 21, 2014

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How Amazon Studios went from grassroots idealist to Hollywood threat

Amazon's arm for making movies and TV shows veered away from its early ambitions with a grander plan to lure Prime customers and crush Netflix. Now it has some in Hollywood on edge.

By November 14, 2013

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Gang foiled in plot to take over Santander UK's computers

A criminal gang tried to take control of Santander's computers to steal millions, and they used some pretty basic tech, too.

By September 14, 2013

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Cat secrets: Researchers track 50 felines with GPS, cams

Researchers delve into the secret life of cats for a BBC special. An interactive Web site lets you follow along with individual kitties.

By June 14, 2013

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Google Nexus fired into space to see if screams are audible

A science project to warm the cockles of a xenomorph's acidic heart: The first smartphone satellite will test the "Alien" tagline so you don't have to.

By February 25, 2013

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Cell phone germs as art: Gross or gorgeous?

Molecular biology students test their phones for bugs -- and find lots of them. Some even look like flowers and distant galaxies.

By February 20, 2013