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Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and ...

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Car to driver: We're not moving with that blood alcohol

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Lifelike bionic hand functions via 14 precision grips

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Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising ...

Project Jacquard to weave interactivity into textiles

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Iris scanners can now identify us from 40 feet away

Biometric technologies are on the rise. By electronically recording data about individual's physical attributes such as fingerprints or iris patterns, security and law enforcement services can quickly identify people with ...

Samsung details a dual-OS phone-docking hybrid device

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Ears, grips and fists take on mobile phone user ID

A research project has been under way to explore a biometric authentication system dubbed Bodyprint, with interesting test results. Bodyprint has been designed to detect users' biometric features using the capacitive touchscreen ...

Say Freeze: Photogs do 365-gigapixel sweep of Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and has taken on an added distinction as the subject of the world's largest photograph. The Telegraph reported Monday that a photography team accomplished a world record-setting ...

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