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NASA's dexterous Surrogate robot is designed for danger

Moving on tracks, this two-armed robot could operate in crippled nuclear power plants like Fukushima Daiichi

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SpaceX developing micro-satellite network to bring Internet access to the world

Founder and CEO Elon Musk said SpaceX will announce in two to three months.

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Google's DeepMind AI project apes human memory and programming skills

Neural Turing Machines attempt to emulate the brain's short-term memory

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Google's working on a nanoparticle-covered pill that can detect cancer

Future diagnoses could be based on pills that release nanoparticles that course through the body.

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Sensitive crypto gear could slow recovery of cargo from destroyed Cygnus spacecraft

The explosion of the Antares supply rocket is a blow for commercial space flight

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Graphene is the super substance that could replace silicon, plastic and glass

A single atom thick, yet strong as steel and hard as a diamond, graphene could change how we build technology. If we can figure out how to manufacture it.

Inside the world’s most powerful X-ray laser

Watch a tour of SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source, a powerful X-ray laser that allows scientists to peer deep inside materials and see how they work on an atomic level.

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A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

Research at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source is used to develop future data storage systems and electronics

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Biologically inspired: How neural networks are finally maturing

Loosely modeled on the human brain, artificial neural networks are finally finding use in industry.