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Dating Services Tinker with the Algorithms of Love
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Dating Services Tinker with the Algorithms of Love

You may have seen the Parks and Recreation episode where Tom Haverford makes 26 different online dating profiles to increase his odds of matching with every woman...

Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever
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Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever

Technology giants often meet their end not with a bang but a whimper, a slow, imperceptible descent into irrelevancy that may not immediately be reflected in the...

Robots Can Build Cars; Now They Learn Not to Crush You
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Robots Can Build Cars; Now They Learn Not to Crush You

Robots long ago earned a place in factories, where their pneumatic pumps and steel welding arms help manufacture everything from cars to planes.

Engineers Create Graphene Components Using 3-D Printing
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Engineers Create Graphene Components Using 3-D Printing

A team of engineers at Imperial College London have developed a method for printing miniature components from graphene, using a new graphene paste.

How to Interest Girls in Computer Science? Shift the Stereotypes
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How to Interest Girls in Computer Science? Shift the Stereotypes

A new study identifies a main culprit for the underrepresentation of women in undergraduate computer science and engineering programs: inaccurate stereotypes depicting...

Watching the Universe in Real Time
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Watching the Universe in Real Time

Even though the sky looks about the same every night to those of us here on Earth, cataclysmic things happen in outer space constantly.

Tackling the 'Achilles' Heel' of OLED Displays
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Tackling the 'Achilles' Heel' of OLED Displays

An inkjet-printing system could cut manufacturing costs enough to enable the mass-production of large-screen, flexible OLED displays.

Microsoft's Continuing Efforts to Be Cool
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Microsoft's Continuing Efforts to Be Cool

There's an old saying in Silicon Valley: "nobody ever got fired for using Amazon Web Services."

The Invisible Network That Keeps the World Running
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The Invisible Network That Keeps the World Running

It’s been just over 45 years since the Apollo Moon landings, and some would have it that we are failing to build big anymore; that we've since become too fascinated...

How to Choose the Form of an Infographic: It's All about Context
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How to Choose the Form of an Infographic: It's All about Context

As a graphics designer, I have a love/hate relationship with circles.

Better How-to Videos
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Better How-to Videos

Educational researchers have developed a system that crowdsources the annotation of instructional videos to increase their value. 

Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web
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Darpa Is Developing a Search Engine for the Dark Web

A new search engine being developed by Darpa aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement...

CAREER Award Winner Tackles Structured Indoor Modeling
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CAREER Award Winner Tackles Structured Indoor Modeling

Yasutaka Furukawa thinks there's a better way to find your way around a large building than with a printed, one-dimensional map. And he's getting a chance to make...

Washington Lawmakers Want Computer Science to Count as Foreign Language
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Washington Lawmakers Want Computer Science to Count as Foreign Language

Two Washington state legislators have recently introduced a bill that would allow computer science class (e.g., programming) to effectively count as a foreign language...

Both Liberals and Conservatives Can Have Science Bias
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Both Liberals and Conservatives Can Have Science Bias

New research suggests that both liberals and conservatives can be biased against science that doesn't align with their political views.

U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency
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U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency

The U.S. government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks, a senior Obama administration...

Electronics You Can Wrap Around Your Finger
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Electronics You Can Wrap Around Your Finger

Researchers from South Korea have taken a new step toward more bendable devices by manufacturing a thin film that keeps its useful electric and magnetic properties...

An Incubator for Innovation
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An Incubator for Innovation

To halt climate change, the world desperately needs advances in clean energy.

Nanotech Pioneer Langer Wins Award by Thinking Small
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Nanotech Pioneer Langer Wins Award by Thinking Small

Bioengineer Robert Langer has spent his career looking for the next not-so-big thing.

The Attention Machine
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The Attention Machine

Human attention isn't stable, ever, and it costs us: lives lost when drivers space out, billions of dollars wasted on inefficient work, and mental disorders that...
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