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This Insect-Sized Flying Robot Is Powered by Lasers

In 1989, two MIT artificial intelligence researchers made a terrifying prediction. “Within a few years,” wrote Rodney Brooks and Anita Flynn, “it will be possible at modest cost to invade a planet with millions of tiny robots.” Their paper “Fast, Cheap and out of Control: A Robot Invasion of the ...

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DealBook: Please, Please Buy This Gun Company

DealBook Business and Policy DealBook Please, Please Buy This Gun Company Image Gun-control supporters have wondered about the opportunities to be found in Remington’s bankruptcy.CreditJoshua Lott/Reuters By Andrew Ross Sorkin May 14, 2018 Remington Outdoor, one of the country’s oldest and largest gun makers, is getting ready to emerge from ...

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This Startup Wants to Be AirBnb for Gene Sequencers

Last month, cancer researcher Amit Verma found himself in a bit of a bind. His lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York had just received feedback on a new paper about how genes get turned on and off when healthy pancreas cells develop into tumors. The ...

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Why Are Mutual Fund Fees So High? This Billionaire Knows

Advertisement The billionaire investor Ronald S. Baron flashed the grin of a proud father at his annual investor jamboree in November, as the chief executives of his favorite companies explained how slashing prices stoked their bottom lines. That is, until a shareholder in one of his mutual funds drew an ...

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Los Angeles Fire: Why Southern California Is Burning This Time

The Thomas Fire spread through the hills above Ventura, in the northern greater Los Angeles megalopolis, with the speed of a hurricane. Driven by 50 mph Santa Ana winds—bone-dry katabatic air moving at freeway speeds out of the Mojave desert—the fire transformed overnight from a 5,000-acre burn in a charming ...

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