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The Hype—and Hope—of Artificial Intelligence
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The Hype—and Hope—of Artificial Intelligence

Earlier this month, on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver skewered media companies' desperate search for clicks.

Bounty Hunters Are Legally Hacking Apple and the Pentagon–for Big Money
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Bounty Hunters Are Legally Hacking Apple and the Pentagon–for Big Money

Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.

China's $100 Billion Chip Supremacy Bid Unrealistic: Bain
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China's $100 Billion Chip Supremacy Bid Unrealistic: Bain

China faces an uphill battle in its push to become the global leader in computer chips because of a lack of technological know-how and talent, according to an analysis...

Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry
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Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

Companies in industries as diverse as aerospace, car manufacturing, and wind power have been turning to supercomputers to investigate complex design problems related...

Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web
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Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web

Internauts, today we celebrate this glorious technology that brings us all together! On August 23, 1991--25 years ago today--the public gained access for the first...

Stretchy Supercapacitors Power Wearable Electronics
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Stretchy Supercapacitors Power Wearable Electronics

In a step toward wearable electronics, a team of researchers has produced a stretchy micro-supercapacitor using ribbons of graphene.

Solving Network Congestion
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Solving Network Congestion

The MegaMIMO system from MIT CSAIL speeds data transfer by coordinating multiple routers at the same time.

Obama's Science Legacy: Betting Big on Biomedical Science
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Obama's Science Legacy: Betting Big on Biomedical Science

When president-elect Barack Obama chose physicist John Holdren as his top science adviser in December 2008, some biomedical researchers worried that the pick signalled...

Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers
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Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers

To do science, scientists need money—and usually a lot of it because specialized equipment and tools don’t come cheap.

Stanford Scientists Combine Satellite Data, Machine Learning to Map Poverty
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Stanford Scientists Combine Satellite Data, Machine Learning to Map Poverty

Stanford University researchers used machine learning and high-resolution satellite imagery to identify impoverished regions in Africa.

98 Personal Data Points that Facebook Uses to Target Ads to You
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98 Personal Data Points that Facebook Uses to Target Ads to You

Say you're scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and you encounter an ad so eerily well-suited, it seems someone has possibly read your brain.

New Theory Could Lead to Energy Friendly Optoelectronics
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New Theory Could Lead to Energy Friendly Optoelectronics

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design...

China, Japan, CERN: Who Will Host the Next LHC?
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China, Japan, CERN: Who Will Host the Next LHC?

It was a triumph for particle physics—and many were keen for a piece of the action.

Flextime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds
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Flextime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds

Flextime and having autonomy over working hours impacts men and women differently and may increase the gender pay gap. New research shows that schedule control...

How Tech Changed Scoring in Sports—Nearly a Century Ago
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How Tech Changed Scoring in Sports—Nearly a Century Ago

Technology has changed sports by offering things like instant replay and the ability to determine precisely where a ball is relative to lines on the field and court...

US Ready to 'Hand Over' the Internet's Naming System
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US Ready to 'Hand Over' the Internet's Naming System

The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet's naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of the internet's...

Space, Climate Change, and the Real Meaning of Theory
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Space, Climate Change, and the Real Meaning of Theory

I used to be an astronaut, a spacewalker on the International Space Station.

The Wretched, Endless Cycle of Bitcoin Hacks
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The Wretched, Endless Cycle of Bitcoin Hacks

It seemed bitcoin exchange Bitfinex was doing all the right things. In the end, that didn’t stop hackers from stealing $65 million.

Dangers of Pokémon Go Similar to Texting, Professor Says
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Dangers of Pokémon Go Similar to Texting, Professor Says

A researcher says players of Pokemon Go face the same cognitive problematic distractions as texting.
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