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'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses to Hide Objects Across Range of Angles
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'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses to Hide Objects Across Range of Angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists at the University of Rochester, have developed a way to hide objects from view using inexpensive...

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough Demonstrated
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Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough Demonstrated

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan...

Blackout? Robots to the Rescue
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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

A team from Michigan Technological University has developed a tabletop model of a robot team and demonstrated its ability to restore electricity after power outages...

Can You Out-Race a Computer?
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Can You Out-Race a Computer?

A deep-learning algorithm can size up a neighborhood better than humans.

Professor Looks at History of Discrimination Against Women in Engineering
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Professor Looks at History of Discrimination Against Women in Engineering

Iowa State University Associate Professor Amy Bix looks at the obstacles women have faced to gain acceptance in engineering programs.

Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass . . . Yet
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Drivers, Don't Trade in Your Smartphone for Google Glass . . . Yet

Drivers wearing Google Glass outperformed smartphone users in regaining control of their vehicles after they slammed on their brakes due to a traffic incident,...

Helen Keller and the Glove That Couldn't Hear
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Helen Keller and the Glove That Couldn't Hear

On the second day of March 1950, Helen Keller showed up at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics. There, she encountered Norbert Wiener, the mathematician and...

Computer Science Is Where the Jobs Are, But Schools Don't Teach It
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Computer Science Is Where the Jobs Are, But Schools Don't Teach It

California prides itself as being home to Silicon Valley, but the state's high schools are not doing enough to prepare students for careers in computing, says...

Four Classic IT Jobs That Are Moving to the Back Burner
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Four Classic IT Jobs That Are Moving to the Back Burner

New technologies and trends are influencing the IT requirements of businesses and eroding the popularity of several positions: mainframe programmers, systems administrators...

Future Flexible Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes
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Future Flexible Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors...

New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind
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New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the...

The Algorithm that Can Make Fantasy Football Even More Fun
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The Algorithm that Can Make Fantasy Football Even More Fun

Like many guys from age 13–65, I suffer from LTAMFFT Syndrome.

Chinese Science Gets Mass Transformation
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Chinese Science Gets Mass Transformation

Change is coming to the institute that has been at the heart of China's scientific development since the communist state began.

Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality
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Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality

Virtual reality is virtually here—although its first incarnation will come with short battery life, images that do not quite track eye movements and a tendency...

Graphene Flaws Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'
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Graphene Flaws Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets.

RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects
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RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

Researchers have developed a search algorithm that improves a robot's ability to find and navigate to UHF RFID-tagged objects located throughout a home.

A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm
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A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm

Against the odds, the Des Moines Register has just become one of the first newspapers to move into virtual reality.

How Two Men Unlocked Modern Encryption
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How Two Men Unlocked Modern Encryption

In September of 1974, when he was 30 years old, Whitfield Diffie was obsessed with cryptography.

Silicon Valley Talent Wars: Engineers, Come Get Your $250K Salary
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Silicon Valley Talent Wars: Engineers, Come Get Your $250K Salary

In Silicon Valley, even the smallest team of talented engineers can hit the jackpot.

Diversifying the Academic Workforce
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Diversifying the Academic Workforce

The University of Delaware has been awarded $3.3 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a program that will serve as a national model for...
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