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Gravitational Wave Detection Wins Physics Nobel
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Gravitational Wave Detection Wins Physics Nobel

Three physicists who had leading roles in the first direct detection of gravitational waves have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

DARPA Looks to Counter Social Bots
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DARPA Looks to Counter Social Bots

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor Nitin Agarwal has received $230,000 to help the U.S. Department of Defense defend against the use of social bots...

How Experts Comb Satellite Images for Clues on North Korea's Nuclear Tests
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How Experts Comb Satellite Images for Clues on North Korea's Nuclear Tests

Satellite images of North Korean missile testing sites or nuclear reactor facilities can sometimes reveal smears of yellow or befuddling brown objects at certain...

Trump Is Making Canada Great Again
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Trump Is Making Canada Great Again

It's no secret that the United States has long dominated cutting-edge technologies, from personal computers and biotech to smartphones and social media.

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin's Virtual Cousin
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Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin's Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.

Exploring a Different Kind of Team Sport
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Exploring a Different Kind of Team Sport

Imagine that you wanted to get teens excited about a competitive, extracurricular team.

It Pays To Be An Abusive Boss, Though Benefit Is Short-Lived
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It Pays To Be An Abusive Boss, Though Benefit Is Short-Lived

Being a jerk to employees may actually improve a supervisor's well-being, but only for a short while, suggests research published in the Academy of Management Journal...

Veteran Engineer Studies Career Pathways of Today's Graduates
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Veteran Engineer Studies Career Pathways of Today's Graduates

After a mid-career jump to academia, Ph.D. student Jim Magarian now investigates engineering job trajectories to help graduates find the right career fit.

Women Students Are Still Leaving Computer Science. Here's Why 
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Women Students Are Still Leaving Computer Science. Here's Why 

If you'e trying to find women in tech, one place to look might be an introductory computer science class.

Baidu Invites China's Cybercops to Label, Rebut Fake News
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Baidu Invites China's Cybercops to Label, Rebut Fake News

Baidu Inc. is building a system to allow China's cybercops to spot and fix "online rumors" deemed a threat to stability, allowing police agencies to insert themselves...

Team Builds Flexible Platform for High-Performance Electronics
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Team Builds Flexible Platform for High-Performance Electronics

A team of engineers has created a functional flexible transistor that's scalable to the commercial level and could open the door to "smart" objects like wearable...

Bringing Diversity Into Computational Science Through Student Outreach
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Bringing Diversity Into Computational Science Through Student Outreach

Students from underrepresented groups joined Brookhaven National Laboratory's Computational Science Initiative this past summer to perform data science research...

The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI
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The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI

As chief executive officer of one of the world's largest hedge funds, Luke Ellis prides himself on a healthy appetite for risk.

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger
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God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger

Many people in Silicon Valley believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a feedback loop...

Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid
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Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid

A U.S. Department of Energy project led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will develop tools to detect and counter certain types of cyber attacks on the...

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.
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IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration...

Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip
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Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip

NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder for satellites to see, is...

Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and Unemployment, Says UN
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Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and Unemployment, Says UN

The UN has warned that robots could destabilise the world ahead of the opening of a headquarters in The Hague to monitor developments in artificial intelligence...

Undergraduate Peer-Reviewed Research Journal Debuts
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Undergraduate Peer-Reviewed Research Journal Debuts

The recently published first issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research — a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal — features research on and...

The 10 Critical Job Skills of the Future
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The 10 Critical Job Skills of the Future

Few organizations are prepared to navigate the onset of economic and technological change, says McKinsey's Global Chief Learning Officer Nick van Dam.
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