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Inside Bose's secret research lab

Bose has always taken great pride in its technical innovations and the quality of its products. But new CEO Bob Maresca is betting on a new approach to get Bose to the next level: telling people what this secretive company is all about.

By February 3, 2016

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Wearable robots for the paralyzed take a step forward

A next-gen exoskeleton, now on sale, highlights how the latest robots are merging science fiction with reality.

By February 2, 2016

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Short Take: Siemens invests $500 million in U.S. wireless businesses

Siemens, a global engineering and electronics firm, will spend $500 million over the next two years to enter new wireless markets in the United States. The company today formed a new internal group to consolidate its cordless phone, mobile phone and wireless networking businesses. Siemens also said it will expand its wireless research and development facilities.

April 18, 2000

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Standards body pans copyright law

A major Internet standards group has warned that U.S. copyright laws may chill the development of encryption and security technology. The Internet Society said in a statement that recent efforts to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to hamper research are "misguided in the extreme." The group, which runs the Internet Engineering Task Force and other Internet standard-setting bodies, said two recent cases point to potential abuse in the enforcement of the DMCA. The group said it supports a suit brought on behalf of Princeton University professor Edward Felten, which claims the law limits free speech by criminalizing academic discussions of encryption technology. The group also criticized the FBI's arrest of Russian programmer Dimitry Sklyarov, who faces criminal charges under the DMCA for trafficking a product that circumvents anti-copying features of Adobe Systems' eBook Reader.

By September 18, 2001

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Standards body pans copyright law

A major Internet standards group has warned that U.S. copyright laws may chill the development of encryption and security technology. The Internet Society said in a statement that recent efforts to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to hamper research are "misguided in the extreme." The group, which runs the Internet Engineering Task Force and other Internet standard-setting bodies, said two recent cases point to potential abuse in the enforcement of the DMCA. The group said it supports a suit brought on behalf of Princeton University professor Edward Felten, which claims the law limits free speech by criminalizing academic discussions of encryption technology. The group also criticized the FBI's arrest of Russian programmer Dimitry Sklyarov, who faces criminal charges under the DMCA for trafficking a product that circumvents anti-copying features of Adobe Systems' eBook Reader.

By September 18, 2001

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Supercomputing center gets new head

Francine Berman has been named director of the San Diego Supercomputing Center and a supercomputing program it runs, the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure. Berman has been a computer science professor at the University of California at San Diego since 1984 and was involved in the development of both supercomputing projects.She replaces Sid Karin, director of the center since its founding 16 years ago. He will return to research as a professor of computer science and engineering.

By February 23, 2001