Charles P. Thacker Dies at 74; Helped Design Early Personal Computer

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Spread the loveTweet “The Alto was the thing that galvanized the hardware and software technology of the next 45 years, and astoundingly it was done by Chuck in just three…


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Bits: Robot Cars Can’t Count on Us in an Emergency

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Spread the loveTweet We humans are easily distracted by our games, phones and mates. And automotive engineers, computer interaction designers and, yes, lawyers, wonder if the self-driving cars they are…


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Trilobites: The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance

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Spread the loveTweet With the help of zoo keepers, the researchers coaxed eight young flamingos who had just eaten and were getting sleepy onto a device called a force plate…


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