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Erase Obstructions from Photos with a Click

Researchers at Google and MIT came up with an algorithm that could make taking pictures of obstructed scenes like taking a panoramic photo.

Robotics

Making Robots Talk to Each Other

Robots that can work together and communicate are not only more efficient, they’re cheaper—since not every robot has to excel at every task.

Robotics

New Dashboard Makes It Safer to Let Your Car Do the Driving

A new car interface aims to minimize driver distraction while a car is in self-driving mode.

Business

Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.

Robotics

Military Robots: Armed, but How Dangerous?

The debate over using artificial intelligence to control lethal weapons in warfare is more complex than it seems.

Biomedicine

Tiny Drones That Navigate with Insect Eyes

A tiny, biologically inspired motion sensor could help small drones avoid collisions as they buzz around.

Computing

Securing Today’s Data Against Tomorrow’s Quantum Computers

Quantum computers are still a distant prospect, but Microsoft researchers say we should strengthen online encryption against them now.

Robotics

One Camera Is All This Self-Driving Car Needs

Vision algorithms are now good enough to let a car drive automatically with just one camera.

Mobile

A 3-D Display for Your Car

A startup has built a glasses-free 3-D screen that’s much bigger than its previous prototype, bringing it a step closer to being built into gadgets (including the one in your driveway).

Mobile

Meet Facebook’s Stratospheric Internet Drone

Facebook is about to begin beaming down Internet access from a solar-powered drone the size of an airliner.