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Valkyrie robot meets the public

Valkyrie landed at Northeastern on Wednesday, marking the first time that the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot has interacted with the public.

dateJun 06, 2016 in Robotics
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Why ransomware is on the rise

A California hospital recently had its patients' records held hostage. But the perpetrators did not commandeer a room full of paper files. They were in fact hackers who restricted access to the electronic records and demanded ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Security
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Why hoverboards explode

On Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission addressed a letter to "manufacturers, importers, and retailers of self-balancing scooters," or hoverboards. The agency warned that hoverboards that didn't meet the ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Who guided the national discussion on Ferguson?

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a national wave of dialogue and protests, from the streets to social media, as people nationwide grappled with myriad complex issues, including ...

dateJan 15, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Making sense of the encryption debate

Last week, candidates in both the Republican and Democratic presidential debates offered some interesting views about the Internet. Whether it was Donald Trump suggesting that parts of the Internet be closed, saying "I would ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Security
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