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Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software
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Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan says that people like Mike Arpaia are hard to find.

Through the Google Glass
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Through the Google Glass

In a Wake Forest University class called Accessing Information in the 21st Century, instruction librarian Amanda Foster is using Google Glass to do just that.

Prepare for the Part-Time Self-Driving Car
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Prepare for the Part-Time Self-Driving Car

Self-driving AI cars have been a staple in popular culture for some time—any child of the 1980s will fondly remember both the Autobots and Knight Rider's KITT—but...

Demystifying the MOOC
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Demystifying the MOOC

When massive open online courses first grabbed the spotlight in 2011, many saw in them promise of a revolutionary force that would disrupt traditional higher education...

10 Innovations for the Bank of the Future
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10 Innovations for the Bank of the Future

Around 100 of the U.K.s finest minds in the financial technology sector gathered Tuesday for the Financial News and WSJD inaugural Fintech Conference in London.

For Gorilla Glass Testers, Life Is a Daily Grind (and Scratch and Drop...)
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For Gorilla Glass Testers, Life Is a Daily Grind (and Scratch and Drop...)

Using extra-fine sandpaper (320 grit, to be exact), Corning scientist Kevin Reiman lightly rubbed the surface of a small, thin square of transparent sapphire crystal...

Projecting a Robot's 'Intentions'
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Projecting a Robot's 'Intentions'

A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers visualize a mobile robot's anticipated path.

This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the NBA Changed Basketball Forever
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This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the NBA Changed Basketball Forever

As a kid, Kirk Goldsberry was a rabid basketball fan. But this was the 1980s, and living near Penn State meant his house wasn't quite close enough to Philadelphia...

Materials Trick Might Help Move Computers Beyond Silicon
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Materials Trick Might Help Move Computers Beyond Silicon

After decades of repeated reinvention, the silicon transistor is starting to show its age, and the industry is hunting for alternatives.

Beating Battery Drain
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Beating Battery Drain

A power-management chip from startup Eta Devices helps increase a smartphone's battery life.

Your Retirement May Include a Robot Helper
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Your Retirement May Include a Robot Helper

Youngsters aren't the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets.

Future Scenarios Show How Easily Ebola Could Explode
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Future Scenarios Show How Easily Ebola Could Explode

Just how bad will the Ebola outbreak in West Africa get?

The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put a Man on the Moon
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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put a Man on the Moon


The Right to Privacy in a Big Data World
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The Right to Privacy in a Big Data World

In a new paper, privacy law experts make the case that privacy rules, when properly understood, will be an essential and valuable part of the digital future.

Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says
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Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says

Silicon Valley's gender problem is no longer a dirty little secret. Tech firms recognize their poor gender diversity and have sworn to do better. And yet, one...

Using Drones to Make Peace, Not War
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Using Drones to Make Peace, Not War

Amin Rigi says drones should be used to save lives, not spy or kill.

Indiana University Launches Complexity Institute
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Indiana University Launches Complexity Institute

The Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) is a $7 million interdisciplinary initiative established on the premise that understanding networks is...

The Myth of the Digital Native
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The Myth of the Digital Native

A study on the use of technology by middle school science teachers and students challenges the notion that so-called "digital natives" are more technology savvy...

Christine Kenneally's 'Invisible History of the Human Race'
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Christine Kenneally's 'Invisible History of the Human Race'

Of Christine Kenneally’s father’s father—a man neither Kenneally nor her father ever knew, a man who did the deed requisite to reproduction and promptly vanished—she...
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