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Vision-Correcting Displays
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Vision-Correcting Displays

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision...

Gaia: 'Go' for Science
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Gaia: 'Go' for Science

Following extensive in-orbit commissioning and several unexpected challenges, ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is now ready to begin its science mission.

Data Visualization Challenge Lets Students Portray Data in Innovative Ways
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Data Visualization Challenge Lets Students Portray Data in Innovative Ways

Thirteen teams participated in the first University of Chicago Data Visualization Challenge, a competition to create insightful, novel, and well-designed visual...

ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten
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ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten

Can children learn to code at the same age they're learning to tie their shoes? That's the idea behind ScratchJr, a free iPad app developed by researchers at the...

Google Bets a Billion Dollars on Twitch
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Google Bets a Billion Dollars on Twitch

Video gaming differentiates itself from the older forms of escapism—literature, theatre, film, television—with interactivity.

NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record
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NASA Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of...

Understanding the Source of Extra-Large Capacities in Li-ion Battery Electrodes
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Understanding the Source of Extra-Large Capacities in Li-ion Battery Electrodes

Researchers recently studied a class of lithium-ion battery electrodes to determine why these materials have greater storage capacities than materials used in today's...

Physicists Unlock Nature of High-Temperature Superconductivity
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Physicists Unlock Nature of High-Temperature Superconductivity

Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity — a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways...

Behind the Smoking Guns: Inside NYPD's 21st Century Arsenal
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Behind the Smoking Guns: Inside NYPD's 21st Century Arsenal

In the early morning hours of last Sept. 25, a stocky young man bolted the Bora Bora Lounge in Highbridge, the Bronx, with a gun in his hand and squeezed off seven...

There's No Flying in Drone School
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There's No Flying in Drone School

Welcome to drone school.

When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them?
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When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them?

Non-human employees are filling positions in all sorts of workplaces, and they are proving themselves to be fast, accurate, and reliable—more so than their human...

Collecting Just the Right Data
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Collecting Just the Right Data

When data is either difficult to collect or too time-consuming to process, the new technique can identify the subset of items to target that will yield the most...

Google's New Moonshot Project: The Human Body
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Google's New Moonshot Project: The Human Body

Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.

For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs
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For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs

A recent U.S. Census Bureau report says only about 26 percent of those who graduate with a four-year degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)...

Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars
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Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars

The Internet of Things is still young, but it's real.

The Next Big Thing in Hardware: Smart Garbage
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The Next Big Thing in Hardware: Smart Garbage

There's a box on a shelf in my closet stuffed with smart smoke detectors, old smartphones, chargers, battery cases, fitness trackers, a Kindle that I sat on and...

No Guts, All Glory at Robot Soccer World Cup
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No Guts, All Glory at Robot Soccer World Cup

Spectacular falls, miraculous goals, and footwork that would put the Premier League to shame—RoboCup 2014 has seen it all.

Want Clean Software? Throw It in The SWAMP
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Want Clean Software? Throw It in The SWAMP

The SWAMP (Software Assurance Market Place), an online, open-source, collaborative research environment that allows software developers and researchers to test...

Teaching How to Extract Reliable News from the Onslaught of Digital Information
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Teaching How to Extract Reliable News from the Onslaught of Digital Information

Stony Brook University faculty members report in a new paper their experiences teaching students how to critically vet the enormous amount of digital information...

Conservation Drones Help Safeguard Belize's Barrier Reef
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Conservation Drones Help Safeguard Belize's Barrier Reef

The Government of Belize will use unmanned aerial vehicles to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and other reef systems...
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