The world's only earthquake warning system likely helped limit damage and loss of life.
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A single atom of rubidium sits at the heart of an exotic new quantum memory device.
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A small number of randomly selected legislators should make parliaments more effective, say a group of IgNobel prize-winning scientists.
The Loongson CPU will debut in one of the world's fastest supercomputers, but that doesn't mean it's ready for prime time, says its lead architect.
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Relatively minor upgrades still leave the iPad out in front of rivals.