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Amazon's big bet: How a smartphone intensifies war with Apple, Google

The online retailer treads into new territory that will test its strategy of selling products at cost.

By June 16, 2014

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Electric 'thinking cap' speeds learning

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created a "thinking cap" that electrically stimulates the brain to increase its ability to learn from mistakes.

By March 26, 2014

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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By March 26, 2014

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Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon

It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.

By February 20, 2014

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How to better spy on a childhood virus

Scientists at Georgia Tech say a new technique for tagging the genome and studying the RNA of a virus could help them discover better antiviral drugs and perhaps even more effective vaccines.

By January 2, 2014

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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By November 20, 2013

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Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.

By October 12, 2013

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5 Verizon innovations we really hope don't get misused

At its Innovation Center, Verizon displayed a few of the novel tech gadgets it developed in partnership with other companies. Note to evil geniuses: These devices are for the benefit of mankind.

By October 10, 2013

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Needle-steering robot could save lives

Researchers turn to an unusual robot for new method of treating blood clots in the brain.

By August 12, 2013