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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is made up of two detectors, this one in Livingston, La., and one near Hanford, Wash. The detectors use giant arms in the shape of an "L" to measure tiny ripples in the fabric of the universe. Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab hide caption

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Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

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Germany Risks U.S. Backlash If It Hires Chinese Company Huawei For 5G Tech

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YouTube's Chief Product Officer On How The Company Responded To Mosque Shootings

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At Toyota's LFA Works plant in Japan, the automaker manufactures 10 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars a day. It has plans to ramp up production. Hiroo Saso hide caption

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Japan Is Betting Big On The Future Of Hydrogen Cars

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The reality of electronic medical records has yet to live up to the promise. suedhang/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled

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Ethiopian Flight Data Shows Similarities To Indonesian Crash Of Same Boeing Model

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Bell's concept model of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi vehicle, as unveiled in January at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Bell hide caption

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Flying Taxis. Seriously?

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The Efforts To Misdirect In Shooter's Screed

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New Zealand Mosque Attacks Raise Questions About Internet's Role In Radicalization

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A police officer directs pedestrians near the site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday, March 16. Mark Baker/AP hide caption

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Social Media Companies Struggle To Pull Livestreamed Video Of Mass Shootings

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Eddie Woo on the TED stage. Vincenzo Amato/TEDxSyd hide caption

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Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

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