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Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records
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Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records

Researchers at Binghamton University have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own heartbeat.

What If the State Provided Everyone with a Basic Income?
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What If the State Provided Everyone with a Basic Income?

This month Finland is embarking on a radical economic experiment. Its government is giving 2,000 people free money for two years, guaranteeing them a minimum income...

This Team Runs Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page
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This Team Runs Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page


Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest
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Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

A new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields. ...

Sharing Battlefield Info via Mobile Handheld Devices
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Sharing Battlefield Info via Mobile Handheld Devices

DARPA will leverage new software and networking technology to vastly simplify secure data sharing among U.S. and coalition troops across mobile tactical networks...

Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics
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Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore has successfully developed conducting polymer films that can provide unprecedented ohmic contacts...

Flexible Ferroelectrics Bring Two Material Worlds Together
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Flexible Ferroelectrics Bring Two Material Worlds Together

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University have pioneered a new class of materials with advanced functionalities that moves the idea...

What Happened to Women in Computer Science?
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What Happened to Women in Computer Science?

The number of women receiving degrees in the male-dominated computer science area has declined and the gender gap is widening, says Lana Verschage, director of...

A Darker Theme in Obama's Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us
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A Darker Theme in Obama's Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us

Underneath the nostalgia and hope in President Obama's farewell address Tuesday night was a darker theme: the struggle to help the people on the losing end of technological...

Georgia Tech Launches Second Low-Cost Online Master's Degree Program
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Georgia Tech Launches Second Low-Cost Online Master's Degree Program

Three years after its low-cost MOOC-inspired master’s degree program in computer science launched, the institute announces a new program in analytics priced at...

Classic Video Game System Used to Improve Understanding of the Brain
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Classic Video Game System Used to Improve Understanding of the Brain

Researchers used a Donkey Kong processor as a model organism to see if popular data analysis methods from neuroscience can elucidate the way the brain processes...

Video Game Bounces Into History
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Video Game Bounces Into History

"Tennis for Two," a video games developed in 1958 by Brookhaven Lab physicist Willy Higinbotham, has been added to the permanent collection of The Strong Museum...

Using Smartphones for Smarter Social Science
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Using Smartphones for Smarter Social Science

On Jan. 9, 2007, 10 years ago Monday, Steve Jobs formally announced Apple's "revolutionary mobile phone"—a device that combined the functionality of an iPod, phone...

Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It
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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

Quantum computing is real. But it's also hard.

Sketching Out Magnetism With Electricity
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Sketching Out Magnetism With Electricity

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers demonstrated that magnetic properties can be created and annihilated in a nonmagnetic material with precise application...

Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready for It
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Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready for It

The McDonald's on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn/t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain's other locations...

Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project
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Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project

Facebook is increasingly owning up to its role as one of the world’s largest distributors of information by taking more responsibility for the millions of stories...

At CES 2017, You Have to Ask: What Makes a Robot a Robot?
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At CES 2017, You Have to Ask: What Makes a Robot a Robot?

Tall, small, dancing, singing, cleaning, sassy, silly, cute and scary—CES 2017 was awash with robots.

Split-Second Data Mapping
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Split-Second Data Mapping

Running on GPUs instead of CPUs, the MapD database-analytics platform queries and maps billions of data points in milliseconds.

U.S. Federal R&D Budget Continues Upward Trend
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U.S. Federal R&D Budget Continues Upward Trend

The U.S. federal budget for research and development rose for the third straight year in Fiscal Year 2016, but is still below FY 2010 levels, according to a new report...
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