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Surprise! People Will Actually Read Long News Stories on Their Smartphones.
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Surprise! People Will Actually Read Long News Stories on Their Smartphones.

Those fretting over the effect that small screens have on big news stories may be able to breathe a little easier.

Want to Raise a Tech Entrepreneur? Give Your Child These Chores.
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Want to Raise a Tech Entrepreneur? Give Your Child These Chores.

Many families introduce their children to the world of work before they bring up the idea of entrepreneurship. But you don't need to limit your children’s earning...

The Gene Editor CRISPR Won't Fully Fix Sick People Anytime Soon. Here's Why
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The Gene Editor CRISPR Won't Fully Fix Sick People Anytime Soon. Here's Why

This week, scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., for an annual meeting devoted to gene therapy—a long-struggling field that has clawed its way back to respectability...

Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk
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Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk

New research from Concordia University shows security software might actually make online computing less safe.

Phoney but Real Protection for Passwords
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Phoney but Real Protection for Passwords

A proposed system called Phoney uses honeywords, or false passwords, to protect compromised systems.

Trump's Big Win Is a Giant Setback for Data Crunchers
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Trump's Big Win Is a Giant Setback for Data Crunchers

Donald Trump has proven a lot of people wrong, and not just because a year ago today none of us—perhaps not even Trump—would have imagined in our wildest fever...

US and China Eye Up European Gravitational-Wave Mission
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US and China Eye Up European Gravitational-Wave Mission

In the wake of the historic detection of gravitational waves by a terrestrial US experiment, a space-borne European effort is drawing interest from a range of parties...

Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer
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Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer

Twitter's gloomy quarterly report last week unsettled investors. They might have anticipated trouble more than a year ago had they noticed one key indicator.

Researchers Introduce Disposable Laser
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Researchers Introduce Disposable Laser

Researchers from France and Hungary have invented a way to print lasers that's so cheap, easy, and efficient they believe the core of the laser could be disposed...

Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate
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Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate

Intel was once known for its success in branding personal computers with microprocessors, a technology that fueled the digital revolution. But the Silicon Valley...

UK Graphene Inquiry Reveals Commercial Struggles
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UK Graphene Inquiry Reveals Commercial Struggles

The £61-million (US$89-million) National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, UK, has been open for little more than a year. But a parliamentary...

Poor Neighborhoods, Poor Mobile Signal
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Poor Neighborhoods, Poor Mobile Signal

A new study shows a mobile divide between individuals and households in urban or affluent areas and those in rural or lower-income areas.

Custom Technology Allow Computers to Train Service Dogs More Efficiently
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Custom Technology Allow Computers to Train Service Dogs More Efficiently

North Carolina State University researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with...

Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100
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Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100

Twelve years ago, Robert McEliece, a mathematician and engineer at Caltech, won the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor in the field of information theory...

U.S. Must Up Its Game or Risk Being Surpassed in Supercomputing Race
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U.S. Must Up Its Game or Risk Being Surpassed in Supercomputing Race

A new report urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing. Otherwise,...

Could Aluminum Nitride Be Engineered to Produce Quantum Bits?
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Could Aluminum Nitride Be Engineered to Produce Quantum Bits?

Using supercomputer simulations at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, researchers have identified aluminum nitride as a possible candidate...

Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft
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Software Error Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft

Japan's flagship astronomical satellite Hitomi, which launched successfully on February 17 but tumbled out of control five weeks later, may have been doomed by...

A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens is Clumsy
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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens is Clumsy

The timing of key press input on a touchscreen is unpredictable, and performance improves when the timing is made more predictable.

Retweeting May Overload Your Brain
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Retweeting May Overload Your Brain

Research finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a "cognitive overload" that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse...

Statheads Are the Best Free Agent Bargains in Baseball
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Statheads Are the Best Free Agent Bargains in Baseball

It's getting more and more crowded on baseball’s bleeding edge. As sabermetrics has expanded to swallow new disciplines and data sets,1 the number of quantitative...
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