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Superconducting Circuits, Simplified
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Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

MIT researchers have unveiled a new circuit design that could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips and make the them cheaper to manufacture...

Winning by Losing: Scientists Find a Way to Improve Laser Performance
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Winning by Losing: Scientists Find a Way to Improve Laser Performance

Energy loss in optical systems is a chief hindrance to their performance and efficiency and it occurs on an ongoing, frustrating basis. Now, scientists at Washington...

Dudes With Drones
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Dudes With Drones

No one knows exactly how many personal drones are buzzing through our skies, but Chris Anderson, the longtime editor of Wired magazine who now heads a drone manufacturer...

Textbook Documents the Power of Smart Cameras
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Textbook Documents the Power of Smart Cameras

"Distributed Embedded Smart Cameras," a new textbook co-edited by Christophe Bobda of the University of Arkansas and Senem Velipasalar of Syracuse University, covers...

The Holder of Secrets
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The Holder of Secrets

From the garden terrace of a sixth-floor walkup on a quiet Berlin street, there was a clear view to the TV Tower, in Alexanderplatz.

Accessibility Claims Expected Over Websites
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Accessibility Claims Expected Over Websites

Businesses should brace for a new crop of so-called "accessibility" lawsuits alleging that their commercial websites fail to comply with federal disabled-access...

Digital Archaeology Changes Exploration of the Past
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Digital Archaeology Changes Exploration of the Past

Archaeologists are using the tools and technology of the 21st century to help preserve and study ancient artifacts.

How Big Data Algorithms See Us—While They Eat Us Up
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How Big Data Algorithms See Us—While They Eat Us Up

Four years ago I interviewed Sam Yagan, then CEO of OKCupid, about the mathematics underlying his free matchmaking site.

ORNL Electric Vehicle Tech Packs More Punch in Smaller Package
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ORNL Electric Vehicle Tech Packs More Punch in Smaller Package

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful...

NYU Joins Campaign to Train Next-Generation STEM Teachers
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NYU Joins Campaign to Train Next-Generation STEM Teachers

NYU has joined the "Blow Minds, Teach STEM" a campaign to inspire undergraduates and recent graduates with strong STEM skills to become teachers.

Nobel Prize: How English Beat German as Language of Science
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Nobel Prize: How English Beat German as Language of Science

Permafrost, oxygen, hydrogen; it all looks like science to me. 

How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy
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How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy

For anyone who has wondered how it’s possible to get so much stuff from web companies free or at too-good-to-be-true prices—whether Google searching, Facebook socializing...

Should Industrial Robots Be Able to Hurt Their Human Coworkers?
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Should Industrial Robots Be Able to Hurt Their Human Coworkers?

How much should a robot be allowed to hurt its coworkers?

UC Santa Cruz Creates New Department of Computational Media
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UC Santa Cruz Creates New Department of Computational Media

The University of California, Santa Cruz has created a Department of Computational Media, an academic home for a new interdisciplinary field that is concerned...

Dissolvable Silicon Circuits and Sensors
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Dissolvable Silicon Circuits and Sensors

Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered...

Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code
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Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code

A new educational institution, the coding boot camp, is quietly emerging as the vocational school for the digital age, devoted to creating software developers.

Where Is the Next Alibaba? A Look at Six Contenders.
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Where Is the Next Alibaba? A Look at Six Contenders.

Chinese companies are starting to spread their wings and head abroad.

Hackers Gather for Cyberwar in an Intense 48-Hour Sim
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Hackers Gather for Cyberwar in an Intense 48-Hour Sim

Locked Shields is among the world's preeminent cyber attack simulations.

High-Tech Pay Gap: Minorities Earn Less in Skilled Jobs
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High-Tech Pay Gap: Minorities Earn Less in Skilled Jobs

Hispanics, Asians, and blacks are not receiving equal pay for equal work in the high-tech industry, according to a recent American Institute for Economic Research...
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