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Earth-Observing Companies Push for More-Advanced Science Satellites
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Earth-Observing Companies Push for More-Advanced Science Satellites

Never have so many private eyes looked down at Earth.

Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go
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Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go

Google's latest effort to thaw relations with China involves an artificial intelligence pow-wow—and a few games of Go.

Network Traffic Provides Early Indication of Malware Infection
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Network Traffic Provides Early Indication of Malware Infection

By analyzing network traffic going to suspicious domains, security administrators could detect malware infections weeks or even months before they're able to capture...

Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out
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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out

Ross Diedrich had gone pale and raw-boned. The CEO of a year-old startup in Denver, he'd stay at his office until the middle of the night, go home and sleep for...

A Brief History of SETI@Home
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A Brief History of SETI@Home

The year was 1999, and the people were going online. AOL, Compuserve, mp3.com, and AltaVista loaded bit by bit after dial-up chirps, on screens across the world...

Ex-IBM Employee Guilty of Stealing Secrets For China
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Ex-IBM Employee Guilty of Stealing Secrets For China

A former developer for IBM pled guilty on Friday (May 19) to economic espionage and to stealing trade secrets related to a type of software known as a clustered...

The Working Dead: IT Jobs Bound for Extinction
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The Working Dead: IT Jobs Bound for Extinction

Rapid shifts in technologies — and evolving business needs — make career reinvention a matter of survival in the IT industry.

The VR Future Is Here but No One Can Agree on a Name for It
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The VR Future Is Here but No One Can Agree on a Name for It

At the VR keynote at Google's IO developer conference, a slide appeared on screen to start the morning's presentation. Clay Bavor, head of AR and VR for Google,...

Companies Use Kidnap Insurance to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks
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Companies Use Kidnap Insurance to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world's political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware...

'Wearable' Brain Scanner Pushes Mobile Imaging
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'Wearable' Brain Scanner Pushes Mobile Imaging

A team of designers has developed a helmet-like PET scanner that opens the door to a mobile brain imaging tool to assist studies of human interaction, dementia,...

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer
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A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling...

A Quarter of IT Pros Find Their Job Very Stressful
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A Quarter of IT Pros Find Their Job Very Stressful

A new report from Spiceworks describes what an average IT pro looks like, and uncovers some troubling issues.

Why Google's CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence
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Why Google's CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence

Machine-learning experts are in short supply as companies in many industries rush to take advantage of recent strides in the power of artificial intelligence.

Science As a Way of Life
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Science As a Way of Life

Hans Christen directs nanoscale material science research at the Center for Nanophase Material Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in east Tennessee.

Cinematography on the Fly
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Cinematography on the Fly

System directs camera-equipped drones to find and maintain the framing of an aerial shot.

Biology Needs More Staff Scientists
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Biology Needs More Staff Scientists

Most research institutions are essentially collections of independent laboratories, each run by principal investigators who head a team of trainees.

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future
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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas.

Robot Rodeo Offers Bomb Squads an Unbeatable Experience
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Robot Rodeo Offers Bomb Squads an Unbeatable Experience

Sandia National Laboratories later this month will host the 11th annual Western National Robot Rodeo, a four-day event where civilian and military bomb squad teams...

The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!
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The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!

If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets...
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