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One Woman's Math Could Help NASA Put People on Mars
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One Woman's Math Could Help NASA Put People on Mars

Kathleen Howell never aspired to walk on the moon. 

JPL Interns: 'How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation'
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JPL Interns: 'How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation'

In honor of National Intern Day on Thursday, July 26, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is celebrating the 700 students from around the...

Who Just Beat the Bay Area in Tech Jobs? Toronto
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Who Just Beat the Bay Area in Tech Jobs? Toronto

Toronto's tech scene is so hot the city created more jobs than the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle and Washington, D.C., combined last year, while leapfrogging...

DARPA Picks Its First Set of Winners in Electronics Resurgence Initiative
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DARPA Picks Its First Set of Winners in Electronics Resurgence Initiative

Hundreds of engineers gathered at the Darpa Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit in San Francisco yesterday to hear that dozens of them were getting millions...

Big Tech is Throwing Money and Talent at Home Robots
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Big Tech is Throwing Money and Talent at Home Robots

Science fiction writers and technologists have been predicting the arrival of robot butlers for the better part of a century. So far domestic robots have been relatively...

Million-Person Genetic Study Finds Gene Patterns Linked to How Long People Stay in School
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Million-Person Genetic Study Finds Gene Patterns Linked to How Long People Stay in School

The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people's genes and how far they get in school.

Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't
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Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't

Inside a sealed clean room near Toulouse, France, Maurice Sylvestre points out something called SuperCam.

AI Plus a Chemistry Robot Finds All the Reactions that Will Work
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AI Plus a Chemistry Robot Finds All the Reactions that Will Work

Chemistry is a sort of applied physics, with the behavior of electrons and their orbitals dictating a set of rules for which reactions can take place and what products...

Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News
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Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend.

Microprocessor Designers Realize Security Must Be a Primary Concern
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Microprocessor Designers Realize Security Must Be a Primary Concern

Computers' amazing abilities to entertain people, help them work, and even respond to voice commands are, at their heart, the results of decades of technological...

Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers
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Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers

A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, say researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the...

How Can Video Games Impact Education?
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How Can Video Games Impact Education?

Video games should be used to promote student motivation, engagement, and ultimately learning, the same as any other effective learning facilitator, says Texas...

Machine Learning Method Capable of Accurate Extrapolation
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Machine Learning Method Capable of Accurate Extrapolation

Scientists have developed a machine learning method that provides robots with simpler and more intuitive models of physical situations. The method improves learning...

Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals
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Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals

Machine-learning software trained on masses of chemical-safety data is so good at predicting some kinds of toxicity that it now rivals—and sometimes outperforms—expensive...

The ­S May Have Just Pulled Even with China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing
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The ­S May Have Just Pulled Even with China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing

There was much celebrating in America last month when the US Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer. Now the race is on to achieve...

High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too
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High-Skilled White-Collar Work? Machines Can Do That, Too

One of the best-selling T-shirts for the Indian e-commerce site Myntra is an olive, blue and yellow colorblocked design. It was conceived not by a human but by...

IBM's New Do-It-All Deep-Learning Chip
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IBM's New Do-It-All Deep-Learning Chip

The field of deep learning is still in flux, but some things have started to settle out. In particular, experts recognize that neural nets can get a lot of computation...

Silicon Valley's Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge
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Silicon Valley's Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King's College Chapel or the turrets...

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency
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Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

Researchers have integrating the design of millimeter wave antennas and electronics to allow the simultaneous optimization of both, creating a new class of millimeter...

Chinese Scientists Break Quantum Computing Record
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Chinese Scientists Break Quantum Computing Record

Chinese physicists have achieved quantum entanglement with 18 qubits, surpassing the previous record of 10.
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