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Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate
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Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate

Intel was once known for its success in branding personal computers with microprocessors, a technology that fueled the digital revolution. But the Silicon Valley...

UK Graphene Inquiry Reveals Commercial Struggles
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UK Graphene Inquiry Reveals Commercial Struggles

The £61-million (US$89-million) National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, UK, has been open for little more than a year. But a parliamentary...

Poor Neighborhoods, Poor Mobile Signal
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Poor Neighborhoods, Poor Mobile Signal

A new study shows a mobile divide between individuals and households in urban or affluent areas and those in rural or lower-income areas.

Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100
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Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100

Twelve years ago, Robert McEliece, a mathematician and engineer at Caltech, won the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor in the field of information theory...

U.S. Must Up Its Game or Risk Being Surpassed in Supercomputing Race
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U.S. Must Up Its Game or Risk Being Surpassed in Supercomputing Race

A new report urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing. Otherwise,...

Could Aluminum Nitride Be Engineered to Produce Quantum Bits?
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Could Aluminum Nitride Be Engineered to Produce Quantum Bits?

Using supercomputer simulations at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, researchers have identified aluminum nitride as a possible candidate...

Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft
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Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft

Japan's flagship astronomical satellite Hitomi, which launched successfully on February 17 but tumbled out of control five weeks later, may have been doomed by...

A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens is Clumsy
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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens is Clumsy

The timing of key press input on a touchscreen is unpredictable, and performance improves when the timing is made more predictable.

Retweeting May Overload Your Brain
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Retweeting May Overload Your Brain

Research finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a "cognitive overload" that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse...

Statheads Are the Best Free Agent Bargains in Baseball
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Statheads Are the Best Free Agent Bargains in Baseball

It's getting more and more crowded on baseball’s bleeding edge. As sabermetrics has expanded to swallow new disciplines and data sets,1 the number of quantitative...

Biology May Hold Key to Better Computer Memory
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Biology May Hold Key to Better Computer Memory

Researchers at Boise State University are looking for a better way to store digital information using nucleic acid memory.

Researchers Develop Magnifying Smartphone Screen Application for Visually Impaired
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Researchers Develop Magnifying Smartphone Screen Application for Visually Impaired

Researchers have designed a technology intended to improve the built-in zoom feature of smartphones, which many low-vision users find difficult to use due to a...

AI Talent Grab Sparks Excitement and Concern
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AI Talent Grab Sparks Excitement and Concern

When Andrew Ng joined Google from Stanford University in 2011, he was among a trickle of artificial-intelligence (AI) experts in academia taking up roles in industry...

The Quiet Revolutionary: How the Co-Discovery of CRISPR Explosively Changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Life
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The Quiet Revolutionary: How the Co-Discovery of CRISPR Explosively Changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Life

Emmanuelle Charpentier's office is bare, save for her computer.

Can Technology Help Teach Literacy in Poor Communities?
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Can Technology Help Teach Literacy in Poor Communities?

A project to provide tablet computers loaded with literacy applications to young children in economically disadvantaged communities has reported encouraging results...

Measuring Happiness on Social Media
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Measuring Happiness on Social Media

University of Iowa computer scientists found that Twitter users' feelings of long-term happiness and satisfaction with their lives remained steady over time, consistent...

The Rise of China's Millionaire Research Scientists
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The Rise of China's Millionaire Research Scientists

The Chinese government's push to put science and technology at the forefront of the nation's development is creating new breed of highly-paid scientific academics...

Robots Can Lift, Drive, and Chat, But Are They Safe and Trustworthy?
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Robots Can Lift, Drive, and Chat, But Are They Safe and Trustworthy?

MIT Professor Emeritus Thomas B. Sheridan says the time is ripe for human factors researchers to contribute scientific insights to tackle the many challenges of...

Future Smartphones Will Tell You What's Killing Your Plants
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Future Smartphones Will Tell You What's Killing Your Plants

A farmer in the Philippines walks through his rice paddies and sees worrying orange smears on his crops.
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