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Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall
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Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall

If you're planning on moving to China anytime soon, here's a piece of advice: Get yourself a WeChat account.

In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?
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In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?

In 2011, Hany Farid, a photo-forensics expert, received an e-mail from a bereaved father.

A Robot Scientist Will Dream ­p New Materials to Advance Computing and Fight Pollution
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A Robot Scientist Will Dream ­p New Materials to Advance Computing and Fight Pollution

In a laboratory that overlooks a busy shopping street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a robot is attempting to create new materials.

China's Xi Calls for Global Cooperation to Create 'Fairer' Internet
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China's Xi Calls for Global Cooperation to Create 'Fairer' Internet

China's President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for greater global cooperation in developing the internet and make it more ""fair and equitable", as Beijing seeks...

Colonizing Mars Means Contaminating Mars, and Never Knowing for Sure If It Had Its Own Native Life
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Colonizing Mars Means Contaminating Mars, and Never Knowing for Sure If It Had Its Own Native Life

The closest place in the universe where extraterrestrial life might exist is Mars, and human beings are poised to attempt to colonize this planetary neighbor within...

Machine Learning Spots Natural Selection at Work in Human Genome
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Machine Learning Spots Natural Selection at Work in Human Genome

Pinpointing where and how the human genome is evolving can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack.

English Has the Scientific Edge, for Now 
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English Has the Scientific Edge, for Now 

For centuries, science was a multilingual affair, powered by French, German, English and other tongues. But since the early 1970s, English has become the undisputed...

Kai-Fu Lee Says ­.S. Tech Companies Aren't Ready for Chinese AI
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Kai-Fu Lee Says ­.S. Tech Companies Aren't Ready for Chinese AI

The chairman and chief executive officer ofSinovation Ventures says America's technology industry can't afford to underestimate the artificial intelligence companies...

A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers
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A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software...

It's a Good Time to Be a Blockchain Developer
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It's a Good Time to Be a Blockchain Developer

It's a good time to be working in blockchains or Bitcoin, with salaries climbing and a host of job openings chasing fewer interested developers.

What Does a Crooked Election Look Like?
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What Does a Crooked Election Look Like?

For voters around the world, including the millions of Americans who will cast ballots in the midterms up to and on November 6, an election is democracy in action—an...

Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'
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Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Today, Facebook took down 30 pages, 33 Facebook accounts, three Facebook groups, and 16 Instagram accounts that Facebook's head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel...

Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies
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Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies

This is a story of getting the good out of the bad, said Mario Jurić.

Baidu's AI Can Do Simultaneous Translation Between Any Two Languages
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Baidu's AI Can Do Simultaneous Translation Between Any Two Languages

Would-be travelers of the galaxy, rejoice: The Chinese tech giant Baidu has invented a translation system that brings us one step closer to a software Babel fish...

How We Saved the Deep Space 1 Spacecraft
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How We Saved the Deep Space 1 Spacecraft

On Sept. 22, 2001, about 50 people huddled around computer monitors in a control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, some more anxious...

Apple CEO to Warn Big Tech Must Keep ­sers' Trust
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Apple CEO to Warn Big Tech Must Keep ­sers' Trust

Apple's chief executive is expected to warn that technology companies must maintain the trust and confidence of their users if they want to achieve their true potential...

Europe and ­S Lock Horns on Transatlantic Privacy
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Europe and ­S Lock Horns on Transatlantic Privacy

Europe's effort to export its tough privacy rules around the world is about to run into a wall of U.S. resistance.

Student's Space-Detecting Algorithm Leads Drivers to Empty Parking Spot
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Student's Space-Detecting Algorithm Leads Drivers to Empty Parking Spot

Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, a graduate student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, developed a space-detecting algorithm that relies on data analytics...

Why the Search for Aliens Could ­nite ­s Here on Earth
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Why the Search for Aliens Could ­nite ­s Here on Earth

If aliens are trying to talk to us (or even if they are not), Jill Tarter will be the one to find them.

In Facebook's Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep ­p
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In Facebook's Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep ­p

At Facebook Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley this week, engineers and researchers huddled around computers in a newly configured "war room" to fight misinformation...
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