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U.S. Student Team Wins International Data Mining Competition
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U.S. Student Team Wins International Data Mining Competition

A team of Iowa State University graduate students topped 98 other universities from 28 countries to capture first place in the 15th annual Data Mining Cup.

Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming
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Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming

Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he didn't mention...

NSA Implementing Fix to Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach
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NSA Implementing Fix to Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach

A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says steps have been taken to stop future incidents. But he says there's no way...

Tech Scene in Myanmar Hinges on Cellphone Grid
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Tech Scene in Myanmar Hinges on Cellphone Grid

Images of Steven P. Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg adorn the walls of Myo Myint Kyaw's creative digital agency.

The Trouble With Brain Science
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The Trouble With Brain Science

Are we ever going to figure out how the brain works?

Most With College STEM Degrees Go to Work in Other Fields, Survey Finds
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Most With College STEM Degrees Go to Work in Other Fields, Survey Finds

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are more likely than other graduates to be employed, but also...

B-Schools Finally Acknowledge: Companies Want MBAs Who Can Code
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B-Schools Finally Acknowledge: Companies Want MBAs Who Can Code

Companies want to hire technically skilled MBAs, and business schools are finally starting to get it.

Digital Warriors Battle to Get African Games on Phones
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Digital Warriors Battle to Get African Games on Phones

Safari the warrior crouches in the bush - a digitized heroine from the new mobile phone game "Afro Fighters" that its Nigerian creator hopes will soon rival the...

Early-Universe Explorer Looks for Answers
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Early-Universe Explorer Looks for Answers

On March 17, a panel of four astrophysicists held a press conference at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., to announce that they...

Silicon Oxide Memories Catch Manufacturers' Eye
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Silicon Oxide Memories Catch Manufacturers' Eye

Refinements have moved Rice University's silicon oxide technology for high-density computer memories one step closer to mass production.

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will
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How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will

Washington DC-area residents with a hankering for lion meat lost a valuable source of the (yes, legal) delicacy last year when a restaurant called the Serbian Crown...

Cameras, Robots, and GPS: Small Tech Firms Seek World Cup Boost
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Cameras, Robots, and GPS: Small Tech Firms Seek World Cup Boost

Several small technology companies are looking to the World Cup to give their businesses a major boost.

Your Next Angry Birds Opponent Could Be a Robot
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Your Next Angry Birds Opponent Could Be a Robot

With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children with disabilities can now program a robot to learn new skills as part of their rehabilitation therapy.

Drone Lighting
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Drone Lighting

Researchers at MIT and Cornell are developing autonomous aerial vehicles that automatically assume the right positions for photographic lighting.

Restoring Active Memory Program Poised to Launch
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Restoring Active Memory Program Poised to Launch

DARPA has selected two universities to initially lead the agency's Restoring Active Memory program, which aims to develop and test wireless, implantable "neuroprosthetics"...

Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance
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Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

Researchers have developed a porous, sponge-like nanomaterial made of silicon that could help lithium-ion batteries run longer on a single charge by giving the...

Taking a Short Smartphone Break Improves Employee Well-Being, Research Finds
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Taking a Short Smartphone Break Improves Employee Well-Being, Research Finds

A Kansas State University researcher has found that short smartphone breaks throughout the workday can improve workplace productivity, make employees happier, and...

Backlash Stirs in US Against Foreign Worker Visas
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Backlash Stirs in US Against Foreign Worker Visas

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants.

NYPD's Facebook Page Shares Its Triumphs
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NYPD's Facebook Page Shares Its Triumphs

The New York Police Department's Facebook page has taken on a role that was once largely limited to the city's press corps: publishing news articles.

Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking: Sony's Vision of the Future
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Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking: Sony's Vision of the Future

After Nintendo's "smash hit" Wii, Sony realized that raw horsepower wasn't necessarily the be all, end all for a video game console.
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