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Lights Out at National Synchrotron Light Source
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Lights Out at National Synchrotron Light Source

The National Synchrotron Light Source ended operations at Brookhaven National Laboratory after 32 years on September 30, 2014.

Obama Honors Top U.S. Scientists and Innovators
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Obama Honors Top U.S. Scientists and Innovators

President Obama announced on Friday (October 3)  a new class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation — the...

Cyber Spy High: Meet the NSA's Hacker Recruiter
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Cyber Spy High: Meet the NSA's Hacker Recruiter

The National Security Agency has a recruiting problem.

Physicist Turns Smartphones Into Pocket Cosmic Ray Detectors
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Physicist Turns Smartphones Into Pocket Cosmic Ray Detectors

An app developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison can turn an Android smartphone into a high-energy particle detector — a pocket version of a multimillion...

Citizen Science Is Stimulating a Wealth of Innovative Projects
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Citizen Science Is Stimulating a Wealth of Innovative Projects

Opening science to public participation, the "citizen science" mode of research, has done more than simply enhance existing research. It has also engaged a range...

New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes
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New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes

A coding scheme for interactive communication developed at MIT is the first to meet three classical measures of evaluation, its developers say.

LinkedIn Ranks Universities Based on Career Outcomes
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LinkedIn Ranks Universities Based on Career Outcomes

LinkedIn has introduced University Rankings based on the employment patterns of over 300 million LinkedIn members from around the world. Here are rankings for schools...

Recruiting Tech Talent in High School
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Recruiting Tech Talent in High School

Desperate to attract tech-savvy workers, one company is turning to an unlikely talent source: high school.

Laying the Groundwork for Data-Driven Science
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Laying the Groundwork for Data-Driven Science

The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is rapidly transforming science, industry and everyday life, but what we have seen so far is likely just...

Research Sheds New Light on Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail
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Research Sheds New Light on Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail

Researcher Reza Shahbazian-Yassar is working to better understand the performance of electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries to pave the way for more powerful...

Walter Isaacson on the Women of ENIAC
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Walter Isaacson on the Women of ENIAC

Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware...

NSF Investment Aims to Take Flat Materials to New Heights
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NSF Investment Aims to Take Flat Materials to New Heights

Two-dimensional alternatives to graphene may enable exciting advances in electronics, photonics, sensors, and other applications.

Researchers Develop Process for Making Sturdy Electrical Cellulose Fibers
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Researchers Develop Process for Making Sturdy Electrical Cellulose Fibers

A team of researchers at The University of Alabama have developed a process for making sturdier conductive fibers and polymer composites.

Iowa State Physicists Team Prepares for New Energy Department Supercomputer
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Iowa State Physicists Team Prepares for New Energy Department Supercomputer

A team of Iowa State University nuclear physicists is preparing to scale up its computer codes for Cori, the next-generation supercomputer being developed by the...

The Google Formula for Success
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The Google Formula for Success

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?

Print Your Own Cellphone Microscope for Pennies
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Print Your Own Cellphone Microscope for Pennies

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a sleek, simple, and inexpensive way to turn a cellphone into a high powered, high quality...

'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses to Hide Objects Across Range of Angles
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'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses to Hide Objects Across Range of Angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists at the University of Rochester, have developed a way to hide objects from view using inexpensive...

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough Demonstrated
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Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough Demonstrated

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan...

Blackout? Robots to the Rescue
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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

A team from Michigan Technological University has developed a tabletop model of a robot team and demonstrated its ability to restore electricity after power outages...

Can You Out-Race a Computer?
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Can You Out-Race a Computer?

A deep-learning algorithm can size up a neighborhood better than humans.
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