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Greater Use of Social Media Gets Science, Scientists Noticed, Study Says
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Greater Use of Social Media Gets Science, Scientists Noticed, Study Says

A recent study found a connection between scientists' social media activity and the quality of their work and influence.

A Better Way to Slice the Pie
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A Better Way to Slice the Pie

Splitting a check, an inheritance or credit for an idea are activities of daily life that are filled with potential pitfalls.

Intel's PC Chief Sees Big Changes Coming in 2015
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Intel's PC Chief Sees Big Changes Coming in 2015

Intel failed to match its normal cadence of delivering new microprocessors this year.

Wrinkles in Spacetime: The Warped Astrophysics of Interstellar
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Wrinkles in Spacetime: The Warped Astrophysics of Interstellar

Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, "Why, of course. That's what it would do."

Mobile VoIP Security Vulnerable to Mimicry Attacks
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Mobile VoIP Security Vulnerable to Mimicry Attacks

Researchers examining the security of video- and voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) communications have uncovered vulnerabilities in a currently used security...

Carnegie Mellon's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character
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Carnegie Mellon's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax,...

Self-Driving Car Advocates Tangle With Messy Morality
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Self-Driving Car Advocates Tangle With Messy Morality

Sure, dealing with lane changes, firetrucks and construction projects is difficult for engineers building self-driving cars. But what about deciding which people...

Malls Fill Vacant Stores With Server Rooms
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Malls Fill Vacant Stores With Server Rooms

The Internet is moving to a shopping center near you.

Google's Quest to Write the Rulebook for Interactive Design
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Google's Quest to Write the Rulebook for Interactive Design

Google's new design language, material design, makes its debut this week in Lollipop, the latest version of Android.

For Big Raises in IT, Look to Mobile, Security, Big Data
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For Big Raises in IT, Look to Mobile, Security, Big Data

IT salaries will remain mostly unchanged in 2015, except for workers with highly coveted skills in areas such as security, big data, and mobility. Despite smaller...

Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for Programmers
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Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for Programmers

A team of software experts led by Rice University has launched an $11 million effort to create a sophisticated tool that will both "autocomplete" and "autocorrect"...

'Ghost' Ship Pitched as Navy Autonomous Patrol/Attack Craft
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'Ghost' Ship Pitched as Navy Autonomous Patrol/Attack Craft

Ghost is a high-speed attack craft that combines the speed, maneuverability, and endurance needed to engaging potential enemy swarms before they reach their attack...

Investments Boost Neurotechnology Career Prospects
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Investments Boost Neurotechnology Career Prospects

Mark Cembrowski was a graduate student in applied mathematics with a taste for neurobiology at Northwestern University when he discovered a way to marry his two...

Health and Fitness Tracker Goes to the Dogs
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Health and Fitness Tracker Goes to the Dogs

FitBark will monitor a dog's health and daily activity.

NSA Director Offers Olive Branch in Silicon Valley Speech
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NSA Director Offers Olive Branch in Silicon Valley Speech

The director of the National Security Agency said Monday that he understands why Silicon Valley companies have beefed up security to keep out government agencies...

Professors Create Google Glass Usability App
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Professors Create Google Glass Usability App

Wichita State University professors have developed a software application that allows remote observers to conduct usability testing of Google Glass and other mobile...

Data-Driven Campaigns Zero In on Voters, but Messages Are Lacking
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Data-Driven Campaigns Zero In on Voters, but Messages Are Lacking

Modern political campaigns home in on their key voters with drone-like precision, down to the smallest niche—like Prius-driving single women in Northern Virginia...

New Players in the NBA: Big Data, User-Controlled Jumbotrons
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New Players in the NBA: Big Data, User-Controlled Jumbotrons

The NBA ushered in the new season this past week, and fans at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Clippers' opening game had access to some new toys.

Job Hunting? Apply to Be Apple Watch Evangelist
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Job Hunting? Apply to Be Apple Watch Evangelist

The ideal candidate needs to be an "iOS app development expert" and would join the company's evangelism team, Apple posted on its jobs page late last week.

Google Retools Its Flu Prediction Engine—After Getting It Wrong
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Google Retools Its Flu Prediction Engine—After Getting It Wrong

It's flu season and Google has some news.
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