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Mobile Gadgets That Connect to Wi-Fi Without a Battery
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Mobile Gadgets That Connect to Wi-Fi Without a Battery

A new breed of mobile wireless device does not need a battery or other energy storage to send data over Wi-Fi. Researchers have  developed prototype gadgets that...

Transportation Institute Works on Study That Could Display Traffic Signs Inside Vehicles
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Transportation Institute Works on Study That Could Display Traffic Signs Inside Vehicles

Researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Transportation Institute are exploring the idea of moving traffic signs from the side of...

Alternative STEM Programs Offer Early Career Prep for Students
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Alternative STEM Programs Offer Early Career Prep for Students

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program's Summer Bridge program included more than 20 high school students who took college-level math courses and interned...

A Room Where Executives Go to Get Help from IBM's Watson
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A Room Where Executives Go to Get Help from IBM's Watson

IBM researchers are experimenting with a room where executives can go to discuss business problems with a version of the Watson supercomputing system.

Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn
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Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will execute the largest planned maneuver of the spacecraft's remaining mission on Saturday, Aug. 9. The maneuver will target Cassini...

Origami Robot Folds Itself Up, Crawls Away
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Origami Robot Folds Itself Up, Crawls Away

For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots—reconfigurable robots that would be able to fold themselves into...

Messaging App Lets You Leave Secrets on Street Corners
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Messaging App Lets You Leave Secrets on Street Corners

It's your birthday and a message from a friend suggests you go to a nearby street corner.

Organic Synthesis: The Robo-Chemist
From ACM News

Organic Synthesis: The Robo-Chemist

In faded photographs from the 1960s, organic-chemistry laboratories look like an alchemist's paradise.

How WWI Codebreakers Taught Your Gas Meter to Snitch on You
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How WWI Codebreakers Taught Your Gas Meter to Snitch on You

In the depths of night on August 5th 1914 the British Cable Ship Alert took the first significant action of World War I, severing the five German submarine cables...

Communication-Optimal Algorithms for Contracting Distributed Tensors
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Communication-Optimal Algorithms for Contracting Distributed Tensors

A new framework derives algorithms for distributed contraction of arbitrary dimensional tensors on the IBM Blue Gene/Q Mira supercomputer. 

No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality
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No-Power Wi-Fi Connectivity Could Fuel Internet of Things Reality

Wi-Fi backscatter uses RF signals as a power source and reuses Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide Internet connectivity to Internet of Things-linked devices. 

Penn Researchers Develop Technology to Improve Computer Networks
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Penn Researchers Develop Technology to Improve Computer Networks

University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed technology that helps make computer networks run more efficiently. 

'Internet of Things,' Not Privacy, to Dominate at Black Hat
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'Internet of Things,' Not Privacy, to Dominate at Black Hat

As many as 13 previously unknown vulnerabilities in home Wi-Fi routers and networked storage systems are set to be disclosed at the Black Hat computer security...

Wirelessly Charged Microchip Opens Doors Into 'Electroceutical' Devices
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Wirelessly Charged Microchip Opens Doors Into 'Electroceutical' Devices

A Stanford University project uncovered a technique for wirelessly charging tiny devices implanted in the human body to treat illness and alleviate pain.

Who's Teaching the Computer Science Teachers?
From ACM News

Who's Teaching the Computer Science Teachers?

Introducing computer science to students early in their educational careers will require teachers who are trained to teach it.

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley
From ACM Careers

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley

Sam Altman sits behind his desk with his knees pulled up to his chest, eating dried apricots.

Extracting Audio From Visual Information
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Extracting Audio From Visual Information

A new algorithm can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing tiny vibrations of objects depicted in video. 

Rosetta Arrives at Comet Destination
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Rosetta Arrives at Comet Destination

After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA's Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System...

Watch This Wireless Hack Pop a Car's Locks in Minutes
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Watch This Wireless Hack Pop a Car's Locks in Minutes

Shims and coat hangers are the clumsy tools of last century's car burglars.

Hacker Says to Show Passenger Jets at Risk of Cyber Attack
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Hacker Says to Show Passenger Jets at Risk of Cyber Attack

Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight...
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