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Tablets will Kill Laptops, Say Nearly Half of Americans

Users are taken with tablets -- but they aren't ditching the increasingly ultraportable laptops as fast as the doomsday predictions suggest.


Smartphones on Rampage: Next, Camcorders

After killing point-and-shoot cameras and GPS units, smartphones take aim to slaughter camcorders.


Commerce Report Urges U.S. to Boost Tech Efforts

Cuts in government support of research, education contribute to a trade deficit and slip in innovation, analysis warns.

Twitter Didn't Incite UK Riots, Research Shows

The government threatened to cut off access to social networks during last summer's protests, but an evaluation shows the Internet communications was used more for good than harm.

Cells Race End to End in a Petri Dish

Cells race in a Petri dish to help researchers learn about cell migration in cancer and other bodily functions


Scientists Discover Strange New 'Species' of Galaxy Unlike Any Ever Seen

This newly discovered type of galaxy is like nothing astronomers have ever seen--mainly because you can't see them with the naked eye.


NASA Declares SolarSail-D 'Mission Complete'

Over a year after launch, NASA's mission that studied the effects of orbital decay comes to an end.


Researchers Print Scaffolds for New Bones...With a Friggin' Inkjet

If you need a bone, 3D-printed scaffold replacements may be around in the next 1-2 decades.


Portal Becomes A Reality--Sort of--With This Kickstarter Project

A new device allows you to jump from one world to another through a portal and interact with others on the other side of the planet.


Robot Prison Guards Will Creepily Monitor Prisoners

They're not quite robot overlords, but new robot prison guards will soon help human guards monitor inmates in South Korea.