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The Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. Trump's executive order does not name Huawei, but it appears to be directed at the Chinese telecom manufacturer. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children's Hospital, uses the experimental smartphone app and a paper funnel to check his daughter's ear. Dennis Wise/University of Washington hide caption

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling on governments and tech companies to do more to prevent livestreaming of terrorist attacks and the spread of such videos online. Ardern is seen here laying a wreath at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland last month. Mark Tantrum/The New Zealand Government via Getty Images hide caption

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In this Oct. 31 photo, a man has his face painted to represent efforts to defeat facial recognition. It was during a protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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A technician works in a lab at GeseDNA Technology in Beijing. To counter China, the U.S. plans to impose new export restrictions on "emerging and foundational technology" that researchers say could affect the way they share genetic materials with international labs. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stopping Key Tech Exports To China Could Backfire, Researchers And Firms Say

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Liz O'Sullivan says she struggled for months as she learned more about the military project her in which her employer, Clarifai, was participating. Jasmine Garsd/NPR hide caption

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When Technology Can Be Used To Build Weapons, Some Workers Take A Stand

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Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch (left) and Brett Kavanaugh wrote opposing opinions in a high-profile case involving Apple's App Store. The two Trump appointees are seen here at the Capitol in February. Doug Mills/Pool / Reuters hide caption

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday that the commission has rejected China Mobile USA's application to provide phone services between the United States and other countries because of national security risks. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist rendering of NuScale Power's nuclear power plant design, which would use small modular reactors. NuScale Power hide caption

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This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

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How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate

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NPR Correspondent Elise Hu tries out the future by seeking technology that could pushes the boundaries of what it means to be human--in this case she tries walking in a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton. NPR hide caption

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If Drones Had 'Claws,' They Might Be Able To Fly For Longer

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Satellite imagery from the company Planet shows construction of a small research reactor at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh. Planet Labs Inc hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia Builds A Nuclear Reactor, Some Worry About Its Motives

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