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How to ­se Dark Matter Detectors to Catch a ­ranium Thief
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How to ­se Dark Matter Detectors to Catch a ­ranium Thief

Physicists thought they had built the detector to rule them all.

Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left
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Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren't pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth.

The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare
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The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare

To an engineer in Silicon Valley, the Defense Department can look a little old, a little slow, and a little fat.

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding
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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming...

Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News, And the President's Tweets
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Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News, And the President's Tweets

Fake news isn't just Macedonian teenagers or internet trolls.

Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It
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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

Quantum computing is real. But it's also hard.

Thanks to Ai, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems
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Thanks to Ai, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient number two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated.

Here's What Happens to Tech in 2017 (unless 2016 Was All a Dream)
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Here's What Happens to Tech in 2017 (unless 2016 Was All a Dream)

What does 2017 hold for the world of tech and media?

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain
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7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it.

Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr's Potential as Therapy
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Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr's Potential as Therapy

You know you've struck marketing gold when a brand becomes a so-called "proprietary eponym."

Google Opens Montreal AI Lab to Snag Scarce Global Talent
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Google Opens Montreal AI Lab to Snag Scarce Global Talent

Google is building a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that's rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest...

Trump's Big Data Mind Explains How He Knew Trump Could Win
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Trump's Big Data Mind Explains How He Knew Trump Could Win

The Associated Press had yet to call the presidential election for President-elect Donald Trump, and races in tight states like Pennsylvania and New Hampshire were...

Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code
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Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code

At San Quentin State Prison in California, inmates are barred from using the internet, and many have been serving time since before smartphones existed. But a new...

How AI Is Shaking ­p the Chip Market
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How AI Is Shaking ­p the Chip Market

In less than 12 hours, three different people offered to pay me if I'd spend an hour talking to a stranger on the phone.

AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element Ai, a Deep-Learning Incubator
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AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element Ai, a Deep-Learning Incubator

Yoshua Bengio, one of the leading figures behind the rise of deep learning, is launching a Silicon Valley-style startup incubator dedicated to this enormously influential...

The Most Popular Color on the Internet Is…
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The Most Popular Color on the Internet Is…

It's blue. The web is very blue. Not metaphorically, either.

No One Wants to Buy Those Stolen Nsa-Linked 'cyberweapons'
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No One Wants to Buy Those Stolen Nsa-Linked 'cyberweapons'

When an anonymous group calling itself Shadow Brokers put up for auction a collection of data it said it stole from the NSA, the group wrote that it would make...

It's About to Get a Lot Easier For Apps to Talk to Each Other
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It's About to Get a Lot Easier For Apps to Talk to Each Other

IFTTT is a handy way of automating your life. You can use the service—the acronym means "if this, then that"—to, say, upload your Instagram photos to Dropbox, save...

Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That's Also the Future of Robotics
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Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That's Also the Future of Robotics

Hanns Tappeiner types a few lines of code into his laptop and hits "return."

Darpa Goes Full Tron With Its Grand Battle of the Hack Bots
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Darpa Goes Full Tron With Its Grand Battle of the Hack Bots

On a giant flat-screen TV in an old Emeryville, California warehouse, a floating orb fires red, blue, pink, and yellow beams into a honeycomb of hexagonal blocks...
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