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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, shown here in Strasbourg last month, recently published an investigation about metals magnate Oleg Deripaska. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This is a sample photo taken with the 1-megapixel Quanta Image Sensor. Instead of pixels, QIS chips have what researchers call "jots." Each jot can detect a single particle of light. Jiaju Ma hide caption

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Super Sensitive Sensor Sees What You Can't

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Joel Parker (left) and Leigh Salinas (right), participants in the Center for Austin's Future ATXelerator program, take a bike tour through the city on Jan. 13, 2018. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT 90.5 hide caption

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Taking A Page From 'Shark Tank' To Put Up Political Candidates

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'Videocracy' Looks At What Makes A Video Go Viral

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What Happens When You Fill A House With 'Smart' Technology

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John Perry Barlow spent much of his life advocating for and fighting to preserve the openness of the Internet. Have those who grew up with his teachings kept that spirit alive? Laguna Design/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM hide caption

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Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

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Seventeen Broadway theaters are now using technology that allows deaf and hearing-impaired patrons to see closed captions on their smartphones. Unlike the white smartphone background seen here, the GalaPro app screen is dark. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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It's OK To Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired

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How U.S. Spies Tried And Failed To Retrieve Stolen Cyberweapons

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