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Misperceptions Discourage Girls From Studying STEM, Study Says
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Misperceptions Discourage Girls From Studying STEM, Study Says

Schools should foster in girls a 'growth mindset' of mathematical ability to overcome misperceptions and encourage more of them to opt for STEM majors, a new study...

Image Software Spots Links in Tattoo Ink
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Image Software Spots Links in Tattoo Ink

In an unusual twist on biometrics research, US computer scientists have joined with law-enforcement officials to find new ways to automatically detect tattoos on...

Futuristic Components on Silicon Chips, Fabricated Successfully
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Futuristic Components on Silicon Chips, Fabricated Successfully

IBM researchers develop a technique for integrating III-V materials onto silicon wafers, a development that may allow an extension to Moore's Law.

Apple's Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You
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Apple's Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple wants its devices to know everything about you. But more than ever, it wants you to know that Apple doesn't know what those devices know.

Beam It Up Densely: Transporting Quantum Information
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Beam It Up Densely: Transporting Quantum Information

A team of scientists has taken quantum teleportation — a method of communicating information from one location to another — to a higher level by using high-dimensional...

Connected Cows, Cars and Crockery Prod Chip Mega Mergers
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Connected Cows, Cars and Crockery Prod Chip Mega Mergers

Chip companies are merging, signing $66 billion worth of deals this year alone in preparation for an explosion of demand from all walks of life as the next technological...

Falls of the Robots: Disaster Droids Struggle to Stay Upright
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Falls of the Robots: Disaster Droids Struggle to Stay Upright

It's a scenario straight out of a Hollywood movie.

Who Wins in a Data Breach? Cybersecurity Firms–and Their Investors
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Who Wins in a Data Breach? Cybersecurity Firms–and Their Investors

FireEye Inc., a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity firm, held an analyst day on Wednesday, doing its best (as all companies do) to build its case for the Street...

Korean ​Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize
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Korean ​Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

A team of roboticists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology claimed a $2 million prize on Saturday that was offered by a Pentagon research...

Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
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Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?

Pim Koeslag designs and fabricates some of the world's most complicated mechanical timepieces.

Software Tool Aids Quest to Read Herculaneum Scrolls
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Software Tool Aids Quest to Read Herculaneum Scrolls

A software tool developed at the University of Kentucky will allow researchers to map the surface of ancient scrolls carbonized by the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount...

HP Destroys a Dream Computer to Save It
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HP Destroys a Dream Computer to Save It

Hewlett-Packard has lowered expectations for one of its biggest bets, called the Machine.

Stopping Malware
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Stopping Malware

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division has made it a top priority to develop tools to prevent malware...

Vision System Auto-Identifies Hundreds of Bird Species
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Vision System Auto-Identifies Hundreds of Bird Species

Researchers and bird enthusiasts have enabled computers to achieve a task that stumps most humans — identifying hundreds of bird species pictured in photos.

Computer Scientists Are Astir After Baidu Team Is Barred From A.I. Competition
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Computer Scientists Are Astir After Baidu Team Is Barred From A.I. Competition

A group of researchers at the Chinese web services company Baidu have been barred from participating in an international competition for artificial intelligence...

World's Smallest Spirals Could Guard Against Identity Theft
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World's Smallest Spirals Could Guard Against Identity Theft

Nano-spirals with unique optical properties could be added to identity cards, currency, and other objects to make them almost impossible to counterfeit, researchers...

Meet the New Generation of Robots for Manufacturing
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Meet the New Generation of Robots for Manufacturing

A new generation of robots is on the way—smarter, more mobile, more collaborative and more adaptable.

CRISPR, the Disruptor
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CRISPR, the Disruptor

Three years ago, Bruce Conklin came across a method that made him change the course of his lab.

Hong Kong Children Learn to Code After School
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Hong Kong Children Learn to Code After School

On a lazy Friday afternoon, a small group of primary school students open their laptops and, laughing and chatting, plunge straight into the world of computer programming...

NIST Seeks Comments on Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework
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NIST Seeks Comments on Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework

A National Institute of Standards and Technology draft document lays out a framework for privacy risk management to anticipate and address information technology's...
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