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Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the DSL Internet Technology, Dies at 82
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Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the DSL Internet Technology, Dies at 82

In the late 1980s, Joseph W. Lechleider came up with a clever solution to a puzzling technical problem, making it possible to bring high-speed Internet service...

Internet Is New Frontier for Collecting Data on the Mind, Researcher Says
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Internet Is New Frontier for Collecting Data on the Mind, Researcher Says

Psychologists are looking to use the Internet to conduct research and collect information about the mind.

Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story
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Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story

Imagine what it must have been like to look through the first telescopes or the first microscopes, or to see the bottom of the sea as clearly as if the water were...

Robots May Look Like Job-Killers, But It's Hard to See in the Numbers
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Robots May Look Like Job-Killers, But It's Hard to See in the Numbers

Robots are goosing the productivity of the world's factories, but does that mean fewer jobs for humans?

Future 'Top Guns' Will Be Battle Managers Flying Bigger, Slower Aircraft
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Future 'Top Guns' Will Be Battle Managers Flying Bigger, Slower Aircraft

At the dawn of aerial combat 100 years ago, World War I flying aces frequently closed to within 15 meters before firing at enemy aircraft with their machine guns...

'Fingerprinting' Chips to Fight Counterfeiting
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'Fingerprinting' Chips to Fight Counterfeiting

Verayo, an MIT spinout, uses random variations in silicon chips as authentication identifiers for consumer products.

Flashcards Get Smarter So You Can, Too
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Flashcards Get Smarter So You Can, Too

The old-fashioned flashcard is taking on new, digital life with a promise to make you smarter and more productive.

NIH Reiterates Ban on Editing Human Embryo DNA
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NIH Reiterates Ban on Editing Human Embryo DNA

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reaffirmed its ban on research that involves gene editing of human embryos. In a statement released on 29 April,...

NSF Grant Targets Liberal Arts Grads for Software Engineering
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NSF Grant Targets Liberal Arts Grads for Software Engineering

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $632,000 scholarship grant to Stevens Institute of Technology to help fund liberal arts graduates in the software...

How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less
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How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less

There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows anyone to learn the combination in eight or fewer tries, a process that requires less than two...

IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer
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IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer

Researchers at IBM have stitched together a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence.

Facebook Is Eating the Internet
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Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall Receives Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award
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Professor Dame Wendy Hall Receives Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award

University of Southampton professor and former ACM president Dame Wendy Hall has been awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award for her work in transforming...

Detecting Effects of 3-D Shapes in Nanoscale Chip Features
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Detecting Effects of 3-D Shapes in Nanoscale Chip Features

NIST researchers have determined that uncertain SEM measurements of gate transistor lengths in ultra-small scale chips are strongly affected by variations in the...

As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones
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As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones

On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas.

Preparing for Warfare in Cyberspace
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Preparing for Warfare in Cyberspace

The Pentagon’s new 33-page cybersecurity strategy is an important evolution in how America proposes to address a top national security threat. It is intended to...

Clarkson Adds Master's in Data Analytics
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Clarkson Adds Master's in Data Analytics

Clarkson University will offer a new master of science degree in the field of data analytics, beginning this fall. The new graduate degree has been approved by...

Advancing Security and Trust in Reconfigurable Devices
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Advancing Security and Trust in Reconfigurable Devices

A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute is studying a range of security challenges involving field programmable gate arrays.

Ethics of Embryo Editing Paper Divides Scientists
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Ethics of Embryo Editing Paper Divides Scientists

In the wake of the first ever report that scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos, experts cannot agree on whether the work was ethical. They also disagree...

MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research
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MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research

A report by a committee of MIT researchers and research administrators examining how funding cutbacks will affect the future of scientific studies in the United...
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