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The only way to make self-driving cars safer is to take the risk of more testing.
When the New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006, Pluto was still a planet and the iPhone didn't exist.
Luke Kenworthy put everything he had into making his business work. But it didn't pan out. Now he's sharing what he learned through it all.
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Someday, diabetics could use caffeine to trigger insulin production, thanks to specially designed kidney cells.
A Look Inside the Cajun Navy Before Hurricane Katrina hit, the "Cajun Navy" didn't even exist. But in the aftermath of the storm, a group of volunteers that helped rescue thousands flood victims stranded in their homes and vehicles have come together again. Their goal? To work together to better assist people in times of need directly following a natural disaster. They call themselves the Cajun Navy, and their work…
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A new strategy, called host-targeted defense, could help solve antibiotic resistance by upgrading the immune system.
The world's richest and poorest people are teaming up against our deadliest predator.
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Gangs are a major cause of violence and organized crime. Here’s why countries should think twice before trying to smash them.
Regulations forced companies that planned to sell satellites to other countries to register, in effect, as arms dealers.
If huge companies and government agencies can't manage the cyber threats, how can ordinary Americans?
As hospitals collect more and more data, analyzing it is a challenge and an opportunity. Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a case study in how using artificial intelligence in hospitals can help improve outcomes. They’re working with Intel’s Healthcare AI team to develop machine learning algorithms that can see patterns within it. The result, which they call the Patient Centered Analytic Learning Machine or…
MaCauley Wanner and Ryan Palibroda’s design studio, Alleles, began as an unorthodox college thesis project. It is now a premier boutique where amputees can be fitted for fashionable limb covers that make their prosthetic limbs stylish and eye-catching. These designers hope their fashions will help reduce the stigma that comes with prosthetics.