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Supercomputers Pin Down Primordial Plasma
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Supercomputers Pin Down Primordial Plasma

Successive generations of IBM Blue Gene supercomputer have helped Brookhaven Lab precisely model subatomic interactions.

Half of New York's Tech Workers Lack College Degrees, Report Says
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Half of New York's Tech Workers Lack College Degrees, Report Says

The fast-growing technology industry in New York is often cited as a magnet for graduates of the nation's top universities.

Hybrid Vehicles More Fuel Efficient In India, China Than in U.S.
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Hybrid Vehicles More Fuel Efficient In India, China Than in U.S.

Berkeley Lab researchers found that hybrid vehicles use less fuel and mitigate emissions more effectively in India, China than in the United States.

Carnegie Mellon Robot Invites Humans to Play Mean Game of SCRABBLE
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Carnegie Mellon Robot Invites Humans to Play Mean Game of SCRABBLE

Victor is obsessed with SCRABBLE.

10 Years On, Gmail Has Transformed the Web as We Know It
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10 Years On, Gmail Has Transformed the Web as We Know It

Google loves to unveil a good gag product on April Fool's Day.

MOOCs Viewed Positively by Employers for Hiring, Training
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MOOCs Viewed Positively by Employers for Hiring, Training

Employers generally view massive open online courses (MOOCs) positively for recruiting, hiring, and training employees, according to a new study by researchers...

Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions
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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions

Researchers at the Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions, giving cognitive scientists more tools to study...

Open Enigma Project Makes Encryption Machines Accessible
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Open Enigma Project Makes Encryption Machines Accessible

Enigma machines have captivated everyone from legendary code breaker Alan Turing and the dedicated cryptographers from England's Bletchley Park to historians and...

In New Case, Supreme Court Revisits the Question of Software Patents
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In New Case, Supreme Court Revisits the Question of Software Patents

If you write a book or a song, you can get copyright protection for it. If you invent a pill or a better mousetrap, you can patent it.

USC Team Develops Research-Based Educational Games
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USC Team Develops Research-Based Educational Games

Researchers at the University of Southern California's Game Innovation Lab are developing research-based games for education and social awareness. The games are...

Adding Coding to the Curriculum
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Adding Coding to the Curriculum

Students worldwide are increasingly familiarizing themselves with coding fundamentals, and proponents say such knowledge aids students' career prospects, their...

Search for Lost Jet Is Complicated by Geopolitics and Rivalries
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Search for Lost Jet Is Complicated by Geopolitics and Rivalries

The frantic hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been, in one way, a nearly miraculous display of international collaboration: 26 nations, many of them rivals...

Five Ways to Make Sure We Never Lose a Plane Again
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Five Ways to Make Sure We Never Lose a Plane Again

For the past few weeks the world's attention has been focussed on the lost Malaysia Airlines plane and its 239 passengers and crew that has apparently crashed in...

Study Finds Online Gaming Augments Players' Social Lives
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Study Finds Online Gaming Augments Players' Social Lives

New research finds that online social behavior isn't replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players' social...

Keeping Secrets in a World of Spies and Mistrust
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Keeping Secrets in a World of Spies and Mistrust

Recent developments in quantum cryptography show that privacy is possible despite the untrustworthiness of electronic devices.

Democratizing Data Visualization
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Democratizing Data Visualization

An in-depth study on the use of Exhibit, a set of Web development tools that lets novice users quickly put together interactive data visualizations, will be presented...

Material's Magnetization Properties Suggest Storage Possibilities
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Material's Magnetization Properties Suggest Storage Possibilities

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have found a way to magnetize strontium titanate using light, opening the possibility of using the material to store...

Cyber-attacks Increase Leads to Jobs Boom
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Cyber-attacks Increase Leads to Jobs Boom

As the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, so too does the demand for people who can prevent such digital incursions.

Which College—and Which Major—Will Make You Richest?
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Which College—and Which Major—Will Make You Richest?

A Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College, the small California science and engineering school, is the most valuable college degree in America.

The Virtual Genius of Oculus Rift
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The Virtual Genius of Oculus Rift

To understand why Oculus Rift matters, it helps to know who John Carmack is.
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