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Can Google Build a Typeface to Support Every Written Language?
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Can Google Build a Typeface to Support Every Written Language?

Google has taken on its fair share of ambitious projects—digitizing millions and millions of books, mapping the whole world, pioneering self-driving cars.

Space Agencies Battle to Keep Mars Mission on Track
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Space Agencies Battle to Keep Mars Mission on Track

Delays and funding problems are threatening to push back the planned launch of ExoMars, a European and Russian rover designed to search for life on the red planet...

No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality
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No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality

University of Washington engineers have designed a new communication system that uses radio frequency signals as a power source and reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure...

Computer Writes Its Own Fables
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Computer Writes Its Own Fables

Researchers have created a computer program with the artificial intelligence to write its own fables.

The Data Centers of Tomorrow Will Use the Same Tech Our Phones Do
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The Data Centers of Tomorrow Will Use the Same Tech Our Phones Do

The mobile revolution has spread beyond the mini supercomputers in our hands all the way to the data center.

Extracting Audio from Visual Information
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Extracting Audio from Visual Information

An algorithm can recover speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag or other objects filmed through soundproof glass.

Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell
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Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell

Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.

Lack of Coding Skills May Lead to Skills Shortage in Europe
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Lack of Coding Skills May Lead to Skills Shortage in Europe

A lack of basic coding skills could result in Europe facing a shortage of up to 900,000 information and computer technology professionals by 2020, according to...

How Times Square Works
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How Times Square Works

When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings.

What 6.9 Million Clicks Tell Us About How to Fix Online Education
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What 6.9 Million Clicks Tell Us About How to Fix Online Education

Researchers at the MIT have analyzed data from Harvard University and MIT's shared online learning platform to gain a richer understanding of what makes massively...

Going to the Red Planet
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Going to the Red Planet

Whenever the first NASA astronauts arrive on Mars, they will likely have MIT to thank for the oxygen they breathe—and for the oxygen needed to burn rocket fuel...

Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation
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Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation

First came Generation X. Then the Millennials. And if you have kids under 10, you already know what they're going to be called: the Touchscreen Generation.

Thin Diamond Films Provide New Material for Micro-Machines
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Thin Diamond Films Provide New Material for Micro-Machines

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and other institutions are exploring using a diamond thin film material as a reliable and possibly implantable alternative...

Long-Term Success
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Long-Term Success

The lab-to-industry technology transfer programs of the U.S. national laboriatories is exemplified by Delta M Corp., an early transfer beneficiary.

Why Many Programmers Don't Bother Joining the ACM
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Why Many Programmers Don't Bother Joining the ACM

Earlier this month Vint Cerf, co-creator of the TCP/IP protocol and current Google vice president, openly asked professional programmers for feedback regarding...

The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate
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The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate

Keith Alexander, the recently retired director of the National Security Agency, left many in Washington slack-jawed when it was reported that he might charge companies...

Finding Quantum Lines of Desire
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Finding Quantum Lines of Desire

Scientists have made the first continuous measurements of the trajectories of a quantum system between two points.

Vision-Correcting Displays
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Vision-Correcting Displays

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision...

Gaia: 'Go' for Science
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Gaia: 'Go' for Science

Following extensive in-orbit commissioning and several unexpected challenges, ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is now ready to begin its science mission.

Data Visualization Challenge Lets Students Portray Data in Innovative Ways
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Data Visualization Challenge Lets Students Portray Data in Innovative Ways

Thirteen teams participated in the first University of Chicago Data Visualization Challenge, a competition to create insightful, novel, and well-designed visual...
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