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Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'StarCraft'
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Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'StarCraft'

Humanity has fallen to artificial intelligence in checkers, chess, and, last month, Go, the complex ancient Chinese board game.

Europe Plans Giant Billion-Euro Quantum Technologies Project
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Europe Plans Giant Billion-Euro Quantum Technologies Project

The European Commission has quietly announced plans to launch a €1-billion (US$1.13 billion) project to boost a raft of quantum technologies—from secure communication...

The Buzz of Your Skull Can Be Used to Tell Exactly Who You Are
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The Buzz of Your Skull Can Be Used to Tell Exactly Who You Are

You will know me by the buzz in my head. Biometric systems, which identify people by their physiological features, can use everything from ear shape to walking...

New Maps Make Aftershocks Look Scarier Than the Main Quake
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New Maps Make Aftershocks Look Scarier Than the Main Quake

Aftershocks continue shaking the cities of Kumamoto, Japan and Muisne, Ecuador, almost a week after earthquakes rocked the two cities, frightening residents still...

Smartphone Users Are Redefining Privacy in Public Spaces
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Smartphone Users Are Redefining Privacy in Public Spaces

Tel Aviv University researchers say "dynamic visibility" diminishes privacy. 

ETH Researchers Print Wild Robotic Beings
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ETH Researchers Print Wild Robotic Beings

Researchers from ETH Zurich, Disney Research Zurich, and Carnegie Mellon University are developing a software tool that lets users custom-design a robot on a computer...

A Simple Way to Hasten the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars
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A Simple Way to Hasten the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars

Researchers have compiled a massive public dataset for self-driving vehicles culled from thousands of hours of data from a single stretch of road over a 12-month...

Russia, U.S. Get Closer to Universal Memory
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Russia, U.S. Get Closer to Universal Memory

A joint effort by researchers from Russia, Nebraska, and Switzerland seeks a "universal" non-volatile memory composed of an ultra-thin ferroelectric film grown...

Root Is a Little Robot on a Mission to Teach Kids to Code
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Root Is a Little Robot on a Mission to Teach Kids to Code

Researchers from Harvard University's Wyss Institute say their robot is ready to teach both kids and adults how to code. 

Gene-Editing Hack Yields Pinpoint Precision
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Gene-Editing Hack Yields Pinpoint Precision

A painstaking re-engineering of the CRISPR gene-editing system has given researchers the ability to alter individual DNA letters efficiently in a given gene.

Rules for Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even as U.S. Engages In It
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Rules for Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even as U.S. Engages In It

When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Iraq for a surprise visit this week, he came armed with this news: More than 200 additional U.S. troops are headed...

Hyper Vision
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Hyper Vision

There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Self-Driving Cars, Meet Rubber Duckies
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Self-Driving Cars, Meet Rubber Duckies

A course in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory aimed to create a fleet of duckie-adorned self-driving...

Droning On
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Droning On

University of Delaware professor Guoquan Huang has received a two-year grant to design resource-aware, attack-resilient, consistent micro aerial vehicle navigation...

New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin
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New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a thin-film electronic display that can be laminated onto a person's body without the wearer knowing it is there. 

Triple Threat: U of T Computer Scientist Combines Machine Learning, Robotics, and Computer Vision
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Triple Threat: U of T Computer Scientist Combines Machine Learning, Robotics, and Computer Vision

Raquel Urtasun is specializing in creating algorithms to help computers make decisions previously reserved for humans.

Search Engine's Author Profiles Now Driven by Influence Metrics
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Search Engine's Author Profiles Now Driven by Influence Metrics

"It’s important to be selective," says CEO Etzioni.

Robotic Consensus
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Robotic Consensus

Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole team, and decentralized...

A 'Big Science' Approach for Australian Cybersecurity Research?
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A 'Big Science' Approach for Australian Cybersecurity Research?

The director of the Defense Science and Technology Group's Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division recommends a big-science approach to cybersecurity in Australia...

Zoo of Theories Showcased in Publications on LHC Anomaly
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Zoo of Theories Showcased in Publications on LHC Anomaly

Hints of a new subatomic particle at the world’s most powerful atom smasher have inspired theoretical physicists to write more than 300 papers in the past four...
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