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Turn your back on this seemingly flat piece of hardware, and it just might fold itself into a crab and scuttle away. (Screen grab from ScienceMag.org)

Scientists Make Cheap, Fast Self-Assembling Robots

In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.

08/07/2014

File photo of the Facebook homepage. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Facebook’s New Messenger App an Invasion of Privacy?

If you’re like much of America, you use Facebook as a means of keeping up with family, friends and Hollywood.

08/07/2014

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.   (Photo Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Climate Scientist Explains 15-Year ‘Global Warming Hiatus’

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.

08/06/2014

International Space Station (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Picks U-Md. Proposal for Space Station Project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

07/31/2014

The U.S. Army is researching the ability to 3-D print warheads that are more lethal but less expensive than traditionally manufactured weapons. (DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)

US Army Developing 3-D Printed Warheads

The U.S. Army is researching the ability to 3D print warheads that are more lethal but less expensive than traditionally manufactured weapons.

07/28/2014

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More Than 1,000 StubHub Accounts Hacked

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.

07/23/2014

Edward Snowden speaks to supporters in Russia on October 9, 2013. (AFPTV/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowden: I Want To Build Anti-Surveillance Technology

The NSA whistleblower tells computer hackers to work on programs to block government surveillance.

07/21/2014

Barnes And Noble Unveils Their E-Book Reader The Nook

Amazon Rolls Out ‘Netflix-For-Books’ Style Service

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.

07/18/2014

Students at Key School in Annapolis are building an efficiency home in just three weeks. (Photo from SustainaFest)

Annapolis School to Show Off Hyper-Efficient ‘Tiny House’

It’s hi-tech, hyper-efficient and very small.

07/17/2014

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Comcast ‘Embarrassed’ by Customer Service Rep

Cable and Internet giant Comcast is apologizing after a tech-savvy California customer posted eight minutes of telephone conversation online in which he tried repeatedly to get a customer service representative to disconnect his service.

07/15/2014

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