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Is There a Cyber Security Equivalent of 'SEAL Team Six'?
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Is There a Cyber Security Equivalent of 'SEAL Team Six'?

When a cyber breach goes down…who you gonna call? Many different U.S. government agencies, it turns out.

Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing
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Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing

Cheap, mass-produced semiconductors have transformed our world, with smartphones, laptops, sensors and tablets, all connected to big cloud computing systems.

The Big Business of Selling Prescription-Drug Records
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The Big Business of Selling Prescription-Drug Records

Since the days of 19th century remedies such as castor oil laxatives and mercury syphilis tablets, pharmacists and patients have had a tacit understanding: Whatever...

Science Behind Bars
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Science Behind Bars

The University of Utah has started a science lecture series for inmates at Utah State Prison.

In One Aspect of Vision, Computers Catch Up to Primate Brain
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In One Aspect of Vision, Computers Catch Up to Primate Brain

A new study from MIT neuroscientists has found that a latest generation of computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain.

CompuGirls: Young Women Have Role to Play in Technology Field
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CompuGirls: Young Women Have Role to Play in Technology Field

CompuGirls is an NSF-funded organization based at Arizona State University that provides girls aged eight to 12 from under-resourced schools with activities to...

Designing a Computer That Turns Murky Instructions Into Data Visualizations
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Designing a Computer That Turns Murky Instructions Into Data Visualizations

Scientists wish they could ask a computer a question and have it respond with an answer presented in an easy-to-understand picture. A U.S. National Science Foundation...

Women in Tech: Change the Conversation
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Women in Tech: Change the Conversation

At the G20 Summit-sponsored Women in Leadership conference in Brisbane, Australia in November, leaders pledged to reduce the gender gap in workforce participation...

Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups
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Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups

Universities are stepping up efforts to create "spinouts," or business startups born from some of the cutting-edge research of their students or faculty.

How to Conquer the Galaxy on a Computer
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How to Conquer the Galaxy on a Computer

Space is big. Really big. And not just in terms of the mind-boggingly vast distances between the stars and planets out there in the Universe at large.

How Information Moves Between Cultures
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How Information Moves Between Cultures

The strength of connections between languages in a network are better predictors of a language's global influence than either the population or the wealth of...

FSU Program to Address Growing Demand for Drone Operators
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FSU Program to Address Growing Demand for Drone Operators

Florida State University is set to launch a new program that will have students excited about their instructors droning on and on. A new course, Introduction to...

Flock of Geneticists Redraws Bird Family Tree
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Flock of Geneticists Redraws Bird Family Tree

Evolutionary geneticist Tom Gilbert was sipping a coffee in Madrid five years ago when an idea hit him—literally. "A pigeon crapped on me," he says, "and I thought...

Getting Bot Responders Into Shape
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Getting Bot Responders Into Shape

Through a project supported by DARPA, Sandia National Labs is developing technology to improve the endurance of legged robots to help them operate for long periods...

A Web App That Visualizes Wikipedia as a Starry Galaxy of Articles
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A Web App That Visualizes Wikipedia as a Starry Galaxy of Articles

Useful as it may be, Wikipedia is an eyesore.

The Future of U.S. Innovation Might Rest on This Obscure Patent Lawsuit
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The Future of U.S. Innovation Might Rest on This Obscure Patent Lawsuit

Patent trolls: They're a huge suck on the economy, eating up untold millions in legal fees and deliberately suing innocent companies just because they're flush....

Findings Could Point the Way to 'Valleytronics'
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Findings Could Point the Way to 'Valleytronics'

Researchers have cleared a path toward a new kind of 2-D microchip that would use  characteristics of electrons other than their electrical charge. Dubbed "valleytronics...

Material Question
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Material Question

 Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment...

When a Chart Is Worth a Thousand Words
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When a Chart Is Worth a Thousand Words

A decade ago, data analysis was a chore. Workers poured figures into Excel and then spent hours searching for patterns.
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