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Baby X, The Intelligent Toddler Simulation, Is Getting Smarter Every Day
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Baby X, The Intelligent Toddler Simulation, Is Getting Smarter Every Day

Holding a children's picture book up to his computer screen, a researcher for the Auckland Bioengineering Institute Laboratory for Animate Technologies in New Zealand...

ICT Professors Explore Deception in Social Media
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ICT Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

For all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception, potentially wreaking havoc on people's lives both personally and professionally...

Why Big Data Has Some Big Problems When It Comes to Public Policy
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Why Big Data Has Some Big Problems When It Comes to Public Policy

For all the talk about using big data and data science to solve the world’s problems—and even all the talk about big data as one of the world’s problems—it seems...

What India Can Teach Silicon Valley About Its Gender Problem
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What India Can Teach Silicon Valley About Its Gender Problem

The proportion of programmers in India who are women is at least 30 percent. In the United States it's 21 percent. Something about the culture of the Indian educational...

Competition for Graphene
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Competition for Graphene

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional...

Researchers Seek Alternative to Silicon for Next-Generation Electronic Devices
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Researchers Seek Alternative to Silicon for Next-Generation Electronic Devices

Researchers at Penn State have developed a prototype device to test nanowires made of a compound material other than silicon to see if such material would retain...

Looking to the Future of Data Science
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Looking to the Future of Data Science

The Association for Computing Machinery, a leading professional association in computer science, is holding its annual conference this week, focusing on what we’re...

Sleeping with the Enemy
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Sleeping with the Enemy

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, is a large, mostly glass building shaped a bit like a banana.

Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds
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Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds

Birds are nice enough, unless you work at places like airports, farms, and landfills, in which case they’re the sworn enemy.

Classroom Contest Yields Publishable Results
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Classroom Contest Yields Publishable Results

A classroom design competition involving cellular-networking protocols turned two teams of MIT undergraduates into co-authors of a paper published in the ACM SIGCOMM...

Computing Tames Big Data for Smarter Health Care
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Computing Tames Big Data for Smarter Health Care

As the United States strives to improve health care, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using computing to delve deeper into big health data and is proposing innovative...

For Sale: Systems that Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe
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For Sale: Systems that Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they...

Combining Math and Music
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Combining Math and Music

Eugenia Cheng is adept at relating just about anything to mathematics, including tea, pizza, wine, and music.

Roots of a High-Tech Revolution
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Roots of a High-Tech Revolution

Chuck Hull, 75, is co-founder and chief technology officer of 3D Systems. He is the inventor of the 3-D printer, which recently celebrated its 31st anniversary.

Game-Like CAPTCHA Lets Computers Know You Are Human
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Game-Like CAPTCHA Lets Computers Know You Are Human

A team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is investigating security and usability of next-generation CAPTCHAs based on simple computer games.

Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals
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Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design.

China Targets Own Operating System to Take on Likes of Microsoft, Google
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China Targets Own Operating System to Take on Likes of Microsoft, Google

China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said...

A Chinese Internet Giant Starts to Dream
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A Chinese Internet Giant Starts to Dream

Punk bands from Blondie to the Ramones once played in Broadway Studios, an age-worn 95-year-old neoclassical building surrounded by strip clubs in San Francisco’s...

Is Emailing Your Brainwaves the Future of Communication?
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Is Emailing Your Brainwaves the Future of Communication?

Here's something you probably didn't expect in your inbox: Researchers have now developed a way to email brainwaves.
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