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New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind
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New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the...

The Algorithm that Can Make Fantasy Football Even More Fun
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The Algorithm that Can Make Fantasy Football Even More Fun

Like many guys from age 13–65, I suffer from LTAMFFT Syndrome.

Chinese Science Gets Mass Transformation
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Chinese Science Gets Mass Transformation

Change is coming to the institute that has been at the heart of China's scientific development since the communist state began.

Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality
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Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality

Virtual reality is virtually here—although its first incarnation will come with short battery life, images that do not quite track eye movements and a tendency...

Graphene Flaws Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'
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Graphene Flaws Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets.

A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm
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A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm

Against the odds, the Des Moines Register has just become one of the first newspapers to move into virtual reality.

How Two Men Unlocked Modern Encryption
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How Two Men Unlocked Modern Encryption

In September of 1974, when he was 30 years old, Whitfield Diffie was obsessed with cryptography.

Silicon Valley Talent Wars: Engineers, Come Get Your $250K Salary
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Silicon Valley Talent Wars: Engineers, Come Get Your $250K Salary

In Silicon Valley, even the smallest team of talented engineers can hit the jackpot.

Diversifying the Academic Workforce
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Diversifying the Academic Workforce

The University of Delaware has been awarded $3.3 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a program that will serve as a national model for...

Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control
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Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control

University of Washington researchers have developed a low-power wireless sensing technology that allows users to interact with their smartphones using gestures...

iOS 8 Brings Big Boost for Web Programmers
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iOS 8 Brings Big Boost for Web Programmers

Web programmers rejoice: Apple's new iOS 8 has added support for standards that will let you build better games and more productive websites.

Wireless Sensor Transmits Tumor Pressure
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Wireless Sensor Transmits Tumor Pressure

A wireless pressure sensor could one day help determine the optimal window for cancer treatment.

The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents
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The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents

During the past six months, retired pharmaceutical researcher Irv Cantor helped transcribe a 641-page field book written by an archaeologist traveling through 1920s...

Fingertip Sensor Gives Robot a Sense of Touch
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Fingertip Sensor Gives Robot a Sense of Touch

A robot equipped with a novel optical sensor is able to grasp a USB plug and insert it into a USB port.

Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered
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Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered

The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11.

MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience
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MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience

When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.

Supercomputer Simulations Predict Anode's Performance
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Supercomputer Simulations Predict Anode's Performance

A ORNL and University of Tennessee team is running supercomputer simulations to determine the suitability of using plant-based materials as a battery anode.

College Students Learning COBOL Make More Money
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College Students Learning COBOL Make More Money

Yes, you read the title of this column correctly.

Crime Ring Revelation Reveals Cybersecurity Conflict of Interest
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Crime Ring Revelation Reveals Cybersecurity Conflict of Interest

A small cybersecurity firm claimed this summer to have uncovered a scam by Russian Internet thieves to amass a mountain of stolen information from 420,000 Web and...
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