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Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders

The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time ...

dateOct 25, 2016 in Other
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Firm hopes to be 1st with skill-based slots

A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Other
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MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones. Blaine Gibson, though, hasn't matched the film hero's triumph in finding the legendary chest containing the stone tablets inscribed ...

dateSep 24, 2016 in Other
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China court hears case over Tesla fatal crash

The father of a Chinese man killed while driving a Tesla sedan has sued the US electric car maker over an alleged fault with its Autopilot system, the family's attorney said Wednesday.

dateSep 21, 2016 in Other
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Turbulence—not as dangerous as flyers think

You're sitting in an aeroplane, maybe reading a book or watching a movie, a tray of unopened food in front of you. Suddenly, the plane jolts and starts to bump up and down. You grab hold of the armrest, hastily tighten your ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Other
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Dutch police closes probe into fatal Tesla crash

Dutch police closed a probe Friday into a fatal crash involving a Tesla, accepting the US electric car firm's findings that the Model S sedan was not on auto-pilot when it smashed into a tree.

dateSep 09, 2016 in Other
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US Navy keeps electromagnetic cannon in its sights

The US Navy is quietly pushing ahead with a radical new cannon that one day could transform how wars are fought, even though some Pentagon officials have voiced concerns over its cost and viability.

A sixth sense protects drivers except when texting

While much has been made about the dangers of texting and driving, less attention has been focused on the age-old distractions of being absent minded or upset while driving. A team of researchers from the University of Houston ...

Study shows some 3D printed objects are toxic

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found parts produced by some commercial 3D printers are toxic to certain fish embryos. Their results have raised questions about how to dispose of parts and waste ...

Does cheering affect the outcome of college hockey games?

We all love belting our lungs out at sporting event, hurling insults and encouragements in turn, but does it actually have an effect on either team's performance? A study conducted by a student at the University of Nebraska ...

Drone policing in US seen as 'Wild West'

Drones are increasingly making their mark in the arsenal of US police forces, operating in a legal gray area and sparking concerns of constant surveillance of civilians.

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