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Amateur Astronomers Are Helping Guide Space Pros to Jupiter and Beyond
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Amateur Astronomers Are Helping Guide Space Pros to Jupiter and Beyond

The United Kingdom is a terrible place to use a telescope, at least if you consider the weather.

It's the Data, Stupid: Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever
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It's the Data, Stupid: Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever

For those of us who have been in the information technology realm for too long, the title "database administrator" conjures up very specific images.

Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, but Moore's Law Will Live On
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Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, but Moore's Law Will Live On

Transistors will stop shrinking after 2021, but Moore's law will probably continue, according to the final International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)...

Reconstructing the First Atomic Bomb Test from a Chunk of Scorched Earth
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Reconstructing the First Atomic Bomb Test from a Chunk of Scorched Earth

If the CSI family of television shows has blunted your appetite for impossibly omniscient crime scene analysis, consider the real, and very serious, science of...

Google's Deepmind AI to ­se 1 Million Nhs Eye Scans to Spot Diseases Earlier
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Google's Deepmind AI to ­se 1 Million Nhs Eye Scans to Spot Diseases Earlier

Google's DeepMind division has announced a partnership with the NHS's Moorfields Eye Hospital to apply machine learning to spot common eye diseases earlier.

Do We Really Need Humans to Explore Mars?
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Do We Really Need Humans to Explore Mars?

The dazzling sunlight that flooded the lake-front restaurant where I sat down with Chris Kraft in 2014 was nothing compared to the brightness in his eyes.

Billion-Dollar Brain Training Industry a Sham—nothing but Placebo, Study Suggests
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Billion-Dollar Brain Training Industry a Sham—nothing but Placebo, Study Suggests

Who wouldn't want to be smarter? After all, high intelligence can help you get better grades in school, more promotions at work, fatter pay checks through your...

It'll Be Very Hard For Terrorism Victim's Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter
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It'll Be Very Hard For Terrorism Victim's Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter

Legal experts say that it will be an uphill battle for the plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit this week against Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

Meet Deep Thunder: Ibm's Next Step in the Automation of Forecasting
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Meet Deep Thunder: Ibm's Next Step in the Automation of Forecasting

Until recently, weather forecasting was a fairly straightforward process.

Meet the Largest Science Project in ­S Government History—the James Webb Telescope
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Meet the Largest Science Project in ­S Government History—the James Webb Telescope

Since Galileo first discovered the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, telescopes have gotten larger, more accurate, and more powerful.

Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible
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Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible

Cothority, a new software project designed to make secret backdoored software updates nearly impossible, is offering to help Apple ensure that any secret court...

Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars
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Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars

There can't be many job titles out there cooler than "futurist." And earlier this week, I sat down with Sheryl Connelly, who holds that position at the Ford Motor...

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Closing In on Einstein's Ripples
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After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Closing In on Einstein's Ripples

The rain began to fall as Joe Giaime and I scrambled down a lonely rise, back toward the observatory's main building.

From Exile to Eminence: How the Alien Hunters Conquered Astronomy
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From Exile to Eminence: How the Alien Hunters Conquered Astronomy

When Jill Tarter first began to look for aliens, she drew looks askance from her friends and colleagues.

Particle's Electron Is a 'cellular Arduino' with a Global Data Plan
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Particle's Electron Is a 'cellular Arduino' with a Global Data Plan

Particle, a company that makes development kits for wireless Internet of Things applications—formerly known as Spark Devices—is preparing to ship a new board-based...

Autonomous Car Makers Hand Over Data on Glitches and Failures to California Dmv
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Autonomous Car Makers Hand Over Data on Glitches and Failures to California Dmv

If you want to build a self-driving car and test it on public roads in California, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles says that every year you have to submit...

Backslash: Anti-Surveillance Gadgets For Protesters
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Backslash: Anti-Surveillance Gadgets For Protesters

When riot police descended on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last year sporting assault rifles and armored vehicles, the images sparked an awareness of the military...

Astronomers Begin Building Super Telescope to See Dawn of the ­niverse
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Astronomers Begin Building Super Telescope to See Dawn of the ­niverse

The biggest and baddest telescope in the world stands atop a volcanic peak in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Programmers Are a Tiny Bit Introverted, but Otherwise Agreeable
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Programmers Are a Tiny Bit Introverted, but Otherwise Agreeable

"Prevalent stereotypes describe software engineers as socially inept introverts that are single-mindedly focused on computers," writes psychologist Timo Gnambs...

How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron
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How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron

As guards were going so far as to check inside NFL fans' wallets as part of routine security measures before a recent preseason game at Levi's Stadium, a different...
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