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Giant Fighting Paintball Robots? Yes, Please

In what can only be regarded as a glorious celebration of the noble human spirit, a group of entrepreneurs has announced plans to build a fleet of giant paintball flinging

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Planet-Hunting Starshade Put to the Test

“Starshade” technology that could help astronomers find and characterize rocky, Earthlike alien worlds was put to the test earlier this year in the Nevada desert. A starshade, also dubbed an

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Future Commuting: The Office Comes to You?

Within a couple of decades, the traditional commute of driving your car to the downtown office will seem as remote as taking a horse-and-buggy to the telegraph station. That’s the

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New A.I. Test: Can Machines Make Art?

At what point does artificial intelligence meet or surpass the level of human intelligence? That’s a question that’s been bouncing around the halls of computer science (and science fiction) for

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Maglev Elevators Go Up, Down and Sideways

In a relentless drive to render walking completely obsolete, elevators are about to get a major upgrade: the ability to go sideways, thanks to magnetic levitation technology. German industrial behemoth