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Best of Last Year: The top TechXplore articles of 2019

It was a good year for technology development as a pair of engineers at Iowa State University solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing—they came up with an algorithm to provide a generalization of the inverse fast ...

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Best of Last Year—The top Tech Xplore articles of 2018

It was a great year for technological innovation as a team at MIT announced that they had flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of turbines, propellers or even fans, the new plane was powered by an "ionic ...

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Researchers study motivations of open-source programmers

Open source software development is a model that provides free public access to software packages and source code. Since programmers can freely contribute improvements, bug fixes and modifications, open source development ...

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Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in humans

New research has shown robots can encourage humans to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviours. Increasing our understanding of whether robots ...

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Updating a law that shapes your tech

While you may not think about how the buttons and icons on your computer screen were designed, there's a lot of thought behind it. Designers had to consider not only what would be aesthetically pleasing, but what would be ...

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