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In a new book, a leading researcher tells how cyber forensic work investigates militarization and espionage.
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A new class of imaging device with no lens and just a single light sensitive sensor could revolutionise optical, infrared and millimetre wave imaging
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An electronic WristBand will track people around Disney World; contactless wallets like Google's allow similar data collection in the real world.
A mirror ball--the most perfect test particle ever placed in orbit--should help Italian scientists measure an exotic effect predicted by general relativity
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Better Place got it wrong: First make a car that people want, then build infrastructure to let them drive it cross-country.