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This AI Creates Interactive Fiction by Reading Other People's Stories
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This AI Creates Interactive Fiction by Reading Other People's Stories

An artificial intelligence developed by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers can generate interactive narratives by learning from stories written by human...

More Students Taking AP Physics, Computer Science Exams
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More Students Taking AP Physics, Computer Science Exams

Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams rose over the last year, with computer science seeing the second-largest increase, according to the College...

Magnetic Fields Provide a New Way to Communicate Wirelessly
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Magnetic Fields Provide a New Way to Communicate Wirelessly

Researchers have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. 

Your Smartphone Can Tell If You're Bored
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Your Smartphone Can Tell If You're Bored

Researchers at Telefonica Research in Spain have developed an algorithm that enables a smartphone to determine whether or not its user is bored.  

Self-Driving Golf Carts
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Self-Driving Golf Carts

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology recently conducted an experiment in which self-driving golf carts carried 500 tourists around winding paths...

How IBM Research Wants to Use Mobile Devices to Detect Early Stage Dementia
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How IBM Research Wants to Use Mobile Devices to Detect Early Stage Dementia

Researchers have developed a smartphone and tablet app that compresses a diagnostic test for dementia usually performed by a clinician. 

Researchers Employ Baxter Robot to Help the Blind
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Researchers Employ Baxter Robot to Help the Blind

Robotics researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing assistive robots to help visually impaired travelers navigate the smart cities of the future.

Mouth Guard Monitors Health Markers, Transmits Information Wirelessly to Smart Phone
From ACM TechNews

Mouth Guard Monitors Health Markers, Transmits Information Wirelessly to Smart Phone

A mouth guard developed by a team at the University of California, San Diego could be used to monitor patients continuously without invasive procedures.

This Algorithm Can Create a New Van Gogh or Picasso in Just an Hour
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This Algorithm Can Create a New Van Gogh or Picasso in Just an Hour

German researchers have outlined a method of using deep learning to turn regular photographs into images in the style of great painters. 

"Molecular Tweeting" Could Hold the Key to Busting Superbugs
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"Molecular Tweeting" Could Hold the Key to Busting Superbugs

Researchers are using the metaphor of Twitter to help them better understand the ways communication among bacteria can lead to antibiotic resistance. 

This Preschool Is for Robots
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This Preschool Is for Robots

On the seventh floor of Berkeley's technology research hall, a bright blue and yellow plastic ray gun sits on a long table, along with wooden spoons, model planes...

I've Taught Computers to Paint Portraits — and How to Code
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I've Taught Computers to Paint Portraits — and How to Code

Falmouth University professor Simon Colton works with software that behaves in ways that would be deemed creative if observed in humans. In an interview, Colton...

Giant Study Poses DNA-Sharing Dilemma
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Giant Study Poses DNA-Sharing Dilemma

After dozens of unsuccessful treatments, Eric Dishman started to suspect that his illness was due to something other than the rare kidney cancer he was diagnosed...

Putin vs. the Internet: The Laws That Matter
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Putin vs. the Internet: The Laws That Matter

A new law in force in Russia from Sept. 1 is intended to force foreign Internet firms to maintain local servers to handle data on Russian citizens.

Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics?
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Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics?

New technological developments are fomenting an explosion in the diversity and application of robotics.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution in China
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution in China

IBM is testing a prototype computer system capable of learning to predict the severity of air pollution in different parts of Beijing.

Quantum 'Spookiness' Passes Toughest Test Yet
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Quantum 'Spookiness' Passes Toughest Test Yet

The toughest test of quantum theory ever conducted has verified "spooky action at a distance" is inherent to the quantum domain.  

Tired of Memorizing Passwords? A Turing Award Winner Came Up With This Algorithmic Trick
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Tired of Memorizing Passwords? A Turing Award Winner Came Up With This Algorithmic Trick

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Manuel Blum believes online passwords can be made more secure by creating what he calls "human computable" passwords.  

Google's Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers
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Google's Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

Researchers are challenged by the fact that automated vehicles programmed to obey  the law and traffic safety rules, may have trouble fitting in with autos driven...
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