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Why a 40-Year-Old SCOTUS Ruling Against Software Patents Still Matters Today
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Why a 40-Year-Old SCOTUS Ruling Against Software Patents Still Matters Today

Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, the US Supreme Court came close to banning software patents.

NSF Supports Development of Open Storage Network
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NSF Supports Development of Open Storage Network

A U.S. National Science Foundation grant will support the initial development of a data storage network that will enable academic researchers across the United...

Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder
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Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder

Pain is an indispensable tool for survival.

Bias Detectives: The Researchers Striving to Make Algorithms Fair
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Bias Detectives: The Researchers Striving to Make Algorithms Fair

In 2015, a worried father asked Rhema Vaithianathan a question that still weighs on her mind.

Listening to James Hansen on Climate Change, Thirty Years Ago and Now
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Listening to James Hansen on Climate Change, Thirty Years Ago and Now

On June 23, 1988—a blisteringly hot day in Washington, D.C.—James Hansen told a Senate committee that "the greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our...

What Did the Atom Say to the Quantum Dot? Let's Talk!
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What Did the Atom Say to the Quantum Dot? Let's Talk!

Scientists demonstrate coherent coupling between a quantum dot and a donor atom in silicon, vital for moving information inside quantum computers.

IBM Pits Computer Against Human Debaters
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IBM Pits Computer Against Human Debaters

IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five...

Program Builds a STEM Career Pathway for Tribal Students in North Dakota
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Program Builds a STEM Career Pathway for Tribal Students in North Dakota

Each summer the tribal college campuses and public universities of North Dakota open their doors to tribal students, instructors, and faculty for a series of collaborative...

Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction
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Machine Learning May Be a Game-Changer for Climate Prediction

The machine learning representation of convection can skillfully predict many features of superparameterization most important to climate simulation, opening up...

In Tech, Patents Are Trophies, and These Companies Are Dominating 
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In Tech, Patents Are Trophies, and These Companies Are Dominating 

Dan Zhang just had his career bar mitzvah.

New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate
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New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate

One of the earliest attempts to estimate the number of genes in the human genome involved tipsy geneticists, a bar in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, and pure guesswork...

Composer Receives NSF Grant to Explore Data Sonification
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Composer Receives NSF Grant to Explore Data Sonification

SUNY Geneseo faculty member Glenn McClure's "Music in the Numbers" grant from the NSF will support the exploration of sonification in the interpretation of large...

Machine Learning Tools Generate Metadata for Science Data Searches
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Machine Learning Tools Generate Metadata for Science Data Searches

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are developing machine learning tools to pull contextual information from scientific datasets and automatically generate...

Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 
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Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 

People can differ on their perceptions of "evil."

Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die
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Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs.

Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles
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Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles

A pediatrician has come up with an innovative solution to distract children from their fear, anxiety and pain using a virtual reality headset.

The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley
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The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn't get into the AI business to change the course of history.

Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work
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Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work

Google has for years been a top destination for graduates of Stanford University, but now a student-led campaign is boycott interviewing at Google unless the Mountain...

If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject
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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

The professor was incredulous.
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