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Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

"The methods by which they guide public opinion are very sophisticated — they're way more sophisticated than anybody realized," Harvard professor Gary King says.
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Solar Airplane Attempting To Circumnavigate The Globe Takes Off From Tulsa, Okla.

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world using only the sun's power, is heading toward Dayton, Ohio on the latest leg of its journey.
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For People With Disabilities New Technology Can Be Life Changing

"We shouldn't need to know they have a disability. It should just work for them."
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How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

The U.S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50-year-old tools. No toes were smashed.
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Condoms By Drone: A New Way To Get Birth Control To Remote Areas

A pilot project in Ghana is one of several experiments to see if drones can deliver everything from contraceptives to blood for transfusions.
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For Wheelchair Users, A RoboDesk For Electronic Devices

An Indiana inventor hopes his tray mount will help bridge gaps in education tech and eliminate some of the stigma associated with coming to class in a wheelchair.
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With New Products, Google Flexes Muscles To Competitors, Regulators

Google unveils a litany of products at the developers' conference, including messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it.
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It Sounds Udderly Ridiculous, But Video Gamers In Tunisia Can Win A Cow

That's one way to get people — and especially farmers — to play. After all, a cow is worth $1,500 in Tunisia.
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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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Facebook's Facial Recognition Software Is Different From The FBI's. Here's Why

Every time one of its 1.65 billion users uploads a photo to Facebook and tags someone, that person is helping the facial recognition algorithm. Its accuracy rate is said to be higher than the FBI's.

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