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The Real Reason America Controls Its Nukes with Ancient Floppy Disks
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The Real Reason America Controls Its Nukes with Ancient Floppy Disks

America's nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

SLAC Teams with Stanford to Tackle Exascale Challenges
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SLAC Teams with Stanford to Tackle Exascale Challenges

Alex Aiken, director of the new Computer Science Division at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, believes SLAC and Stanford University are in a great position...

Schrödinger's Cat Just Got Even Weirder (and Even More Confusing)
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Schrödinger's Cat Just Got Even Weirder (and Even More Confusing)

Everyone's heard of Schrödinger's cat, and if you're not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don't really get it. Well, hold onto your hats:...

Detroit's Grand Plan to Lead the Self-Driving Revolution
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Detroit's Grand Plan to Lead the Self-Driving Revolution

The cradle of American automotive innovation has in the past decade migrated 2,000 miles from Detroit to Silicon Valley, where autonomous vehicles and other advanced...

Cyborgs Closer to Reality in Future Stages of Human Evolution
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Cyborgs Closer to Reality in Future Stages of Human Evolution

The rapid uptake of technology is putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according to Professor Maciej Henneberg and Aurthur Saniotis from...

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says
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Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says

Never mind Terminator-like killer robots. Artificial intelligence researchers are grappling with more realistic questions like whether their creations will take...

Computer Scientist to Present Foundational Architecture Research
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Computer Scientist to Present Foundational Architecture Research

Ben Choi of Louisiana Tech University will present research at ICMIE 2016 on a foundational architecture for designing and building computers that he says could...

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Workers Culled from Just One Factory as China's Struggling Electronics Hub Turns to Artificial Intelligence
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Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Workers Culled from Just One Factory as China's Struggling Electronics Hub Turns to Artificial Intelligence

The manufacturing hub for the electronics industry, Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is seeking a drastic reduction in labour costs as it undergoes a makeover after...

How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry
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How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry

Unit 8200 is Israel's most mysterious agency. No one outside knows exactly how it operates, who works there, or how they learn.

What's Driving Silicon Valley to Become 'Radicalized'
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What's Driving Silicon Valley to Become 'Radicalized'

Like many Silicon Valley start-ups, Larry Gadea's company collects heaps of sensitive data from his customers.

1,500 Scientists Lift the Lid on Reproducibility
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1,500 Scientists Lift the Lid on Reproducibility

More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments...

A Warning System for Tsunamis
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A Warning System for Tsunamis

Seismologists at the Australian National University have created a Time Reverse Imaging algorithm that could one day help give coastal cities early warning of incoming...

Algorithms That Learn with Less Data Could Expand AI's Power
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Algorithms That Learn with Less Data Could Expand AI's Power

Last year Microsoft and Google both showed that their image-recognition algorithms had learned to best humans.

Automatic Bug Finder
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Automatic Bug Finder

Researchers from MIT CSAIL and the University of Maryland have developed a system that analyzes applications that import functions from programming frameworks.

Tabletop Instrument Tests Electron Mobility for Next Generation Electronics
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Tabletop Instrument Tests Electron Mobility for Next Generation Electronics

Researchers have built a tabletop instrument that can perform measurements that were previously possible only at large national high magnetic field laboratories...

Diamonds Closer to Becoming Ideal Semiconductors
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Diamonds Closer to Becoming Ideal Semiconductors

Researchers have found a new way to dope single crystals of diamonds, a crucial process for building semiconductors and possibly more efficient electronic devices...

Juries 'Could Enter Virtual Crime Scenes' Following Research
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Juries 'Could Enter Virtual Crime Scenes' Following Research

Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be adapted to recreate crime scenes for juries, researchers have claimed.

Looking Beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions
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Looking Beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions

Research by a University of Notre Dame team suggests that current algorithms to represent networks have not truly considered the complex inter-dependencies in data...

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf
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To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

The humanities are kaput. Sorry, liberal arts cap-and-gowners. You blew it. In a software-run world, what's wanted are more engineers.
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