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Seconds Before the Big One

Earthquake detection systems can sound the alarm in the moments before a big tremor strikes—time enough to save lives

March 22, 2011 — Richard Allen

Can You See Me Now?

A camera with a unique, spherical lens may bring single-shot gigapixel cameras closer to reality

March 18, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

From iPhones to SciPhones

Scientists are developing iPhone apps that aid in research and that appeal to "citizen scientists" as well

March 18, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Where Are the Talking Robots?

Teaching a machine to speak has been a dream for decades. First, we have to figure out how we know what we know about language

March 10, 2011 — Joshua K. Hartshorne

Self-Aware Robots?

Journalist Charles Choi talks about work being done to make robots self-aware. Plus, we test your knowledge about some recent science in the news

March 2, 2011 — Steve Mirsky
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