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Selfie photobomb causes international incident at Miss Universe

Technically Incorrect: The contestants are gathered in Miami for Miss Universe. Israel and Lebanon are still at war. This is not the time for modern diplomacy. Can a selfie cause an international incident? Yes, it can.

By January 19, 2015

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Engineering prof: Young people have no clue how to fix things

Engineering professor Danielle George bemoans the idea that when a gadget needs fixing, young people throw it away and buy a new one

By December 28, 2014

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Google, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence

The company and venerable university will work together to advance the field of machine learning.

By October 23, 2014

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​Professor Wozniak takes on new role at Australian university

Sydney's University of Technology has a new teacher, with Steve Wozniak taking on his first ever adjunct professorship and being dubbed "the coolest person in the universe" in the process.

By October 20, 2014

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Google's Nest loses two key execs, including Dropcam CEO

Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy and Yoky Matsuoka, Nest's vice president of technology, have left the company, according to The Verge.

By January 31, 2015

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LED lighting makes its Super Bowl debut

For the first time ever, the biggest day in sports will be lit entirely with high-efficiency LED fixtures.

By January 30, 2015

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Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic

Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels.

By January 27, 2015

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Forget hybrid cars, hybrid airplanes are the next big thing

Researchers from Cambridge University have teamed up with Boeing to build and successfully test the world's first hybrid airplane engine.

By January 20, 2015

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Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015

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Will Obama finally change cybersecurity in America?

President Barack Obama formally presents his cybersecurity proposals to the nation, but experts fear it's too little, too late to make a major impact on Americans' lives.

By January 20, 2015