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Quantum Satellite Device Tests Technology for Global Quantum Network
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Quantum Satellite Device Tests Technology for Global Quantum Network

Researchers have tested satellite-based quantum communication and computing technology in orbit.

De-Coding the Character of a Hacker
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De-Coding the Character of a Hacker

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience shows that a characteristic called systemizing provides insight into what makes and motivates a...

Plan to Synthesize Human Genome Elicits Mixed Response
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Plan to Synthesize Human Genome Elicits Mixed Response

Proposals for a large public-private initiative to synthesize an entire human genome from scratch—an effort that could take a decade and require billions of dollars...

Hands-On Science Courses Boost Graduation Rates and STEM Retention
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Hands-On Science Courses Boost Graduation Rates and STEM Retention

Courses that engage college students in conducting scientific research early on can dramatically increase students' odds of completing a STEM degree, a new study...

How 'Robo Recruiters' Could Affect Your Job Prospects
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How 'Robo Recruiters' Could Affect Your Job Prospects

Next time you apply for a job, it could be a computer algorithm deciding whether or not you fit the bill.

Nanocars Taken for a Rough Ride
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Nanocars Taken for a Rough Ride

Researchers from Rice University and North Carolina State University recently tested single-molecule cars in open air conditions.

Digital Forensics: From the Crime Lab to the Library
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Digital Forensics: From the Crime Lab to the Library

When archivists at California's Stanford University received the collected papers of the late palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould in 2004, they knew right away they...

Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World's Biggest Sports League
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Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World's Biggest Sports League

In 2014, the Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team.

Weak Materials Offer Strong Possibilities for Electronics
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Weak Materials Offer Strong Possibilities for Electronics

Research by UT Dallas physicists may accelerate the drive toward more advanced electronics and quantum computing.

Algorithm Could Help Detect and Reduce Power Grid Faults
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Algorithm Could Help Detect and Reduce Power Grid Faults

Binghamton University researchers have proved that the Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA) algorithm may be the best tool to help authorities remotely detect and locate...

The Real Reason America Controls Its Nukes with Ancient Floppy Disks
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The Real Reason America Controls Its Nukes with Ancient Floppy Disks

America's nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

Fast, Stretchy Circuits Could Yield New Wave of Wearable Electronics
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Fast, Stretchy Circuits Could Yield New Wave of Wearable Electronics

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created fast, stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, which could enable a more connected, high-speed...

SLAC Teams with Stanford to Tackle Exascale Challenges
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SLAC Teams with Stanford to Tackle Exascale Challenges

Alex Aiken, director of the new Computer Science Division at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, believes SLAC and Stanford University are in a great position...

Schrödinger's Cat Just Got Even Weirder (and Even More Confusing)
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Schrödinger's Cat Just Got Even Weirder (and Even More Confusing)

Everyone's heard of Schrödinger's cat, and if you're not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don't really get it. Well, hold onto your hats:...

Detroit's Grand Plan to Lead the Self-Driving Revolution
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Detroit's Grand Plan to Lead the Self-Driving Revolution

The cradle of American automotive innovation has in the past decade migrated 2,000 miles from Detroit to Silicon Valley, where autonomous vehicles and other advanced...

Cyborgs Closer to Reality in Future Stages of Human Evolution
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Cyborgs Closer to Reality in Future Stages of Human Evolution

The rapid uptake of technology is putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according to Professor Maciej Henneberg and Aurthur Saniotis from...

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says
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Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says

Never mind Terminator-like killer robots. Artificial intelligence researchers are grappling with more realistic questions like whether their creations will take...

Computer Scientist to Present Foundational Architecture Research
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Computer Scientist to Present Foundational Architecture Research

Ben Choi of Louisiana Tech University will present research at ICMIE 2016 on a foundational architecture for designing and building computers that he says could...

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Workers Culled from Just One Factory as China's Struggling Electronics Hub Turns to Artificial Intelligence
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Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Workers Culled from Just One Factory as China's Struggling Electronics Hub Turns to Artificial Intelligence

The manufacturing hub for the electronics industry, Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is seeking a drastic reduction in labour costs as it undergoes a makeover after...

How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry
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How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry

Unit 8200 is Israel's most mysterious agency. No one outside knows exactly how it operates, who works there, or how they learn.
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