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Computers Design Precise Genetic Programs
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Computers Design Precise Genetic Programs

Researchers have developed a way to build genetic circuits using high-performing genetic parts and predictive computational models.

How Software Is Eating the Car
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How Software Is Eating the Car

The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars.

Universities Launch Tropical Data Center Testbed
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Universities Launch Tropical Data Center Testbed

The National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and other stakeholders have established a US$17.3 million research program to develop green...

Open-Source Tool Helps Design Faster, Energy Efficient Computers
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Open-Source Tool Helps Design Faster, Energy Efficient Computers

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed the OpenCGRA tool to accelerate the design of coarse-grained reconfigurable array (CGRA) chip architectures...

Google Used Reinforcement Learning to Design Next-Gen AI Accelerator Chips
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Google Used Reinforcement Learning to Design Next-Gen AI Accelerator Chips

A team of Google researchers claim they've fine-tuned a technique to automate the placement of on-chip transistors in the design of Google's upcoming Tensor Processing...

Google, Hospital Chain Partner in Push to Boost Efficiency
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Google, Hospital Chain Partner in Push to Boost Efficiency

The companies hope to develop algorithms to "empower physicians, nurses, and others with workflow tools, analysis and alerts on their mobile devices to help clinicians...

How Shape-Shifting Magnets Could Help Build a Lower-Emission Computer
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How Shape-Shifting Magnets Could Help Build a Lower-Emission Computer

Researchers are working on building computers with magnets, which could fundamentally change how they work and lead to powerful, lower-energy devices.

Archaeologists Teach Computers to Sort Ancient Pottery
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Archaeologists Teach Computers to Sort Ancient Pottery

Archaeologists at Northern Arizona University used convolutional neural networks to teach computers to perform image-based classification of thousands of ancient...

Tiny Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor Body Processes
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Tiny Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor Body Processes

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have built a single-chip implantable or injectable medical device with a total volume of less than 0.1 mm3.

Python Creator Wants to Make the Language Twice As Fast
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Python Creator Wants to Make the Language Twice As Fast

Guido van Rossum, who created popular programming language Python 30 years ago, has outlined plans to make it twice as fast, addressing a key weakness compared...

Chinese Team Designs  62-Qubit Quantum Processor
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Chinese Team Designs 62-Qubit Quantum Processor

A research team from the University of Science and Technology of China designed and produced an superconducting qubit array composed of 62 functional qubits, and...

'Nutty' Professors Develop Machine Vision Almond Grading Machine
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'Nutty' Professors Develop Machine Vision Almond Grading Machine

Researchers at the University of South Australia helped develop an automated system that simultaneously grades almond quality and detects potentially serious contaminants...

Will Exascale Computers Be Able To Work With Petascale Data?
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Will Exascale Computers Be Able To Work With Petascale Data?

George Slota at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been granted a National Science Foundation CAREER award to study the complex datasets of modern large-scale...

Flexible Nanoribbons Move Graphene Toward Use in Tech Applications
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Flexible Nanoribbons Move Graphene Toward Use in Tech Applications

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers fabricated graphene into 12-nanometer ribbon structures that exhibit performance close to what's required for telecommunications...

Bad Software Sent U.K. Postal Workers to Jail
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Bad Software Sent U.K. Postal Workers to Jail

The convictions of 39 U.K. Post Office employees have been overturned after a court determined their convictions where based on data from a flawed software system...

Can AI Help Create More Equitable Workplaces?
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Can AI Help Create More Equitable Workplaces?

Can artificial intelligence and machine learning tools help build a more equitable workforce? New research offers some pointers.

A Tool for Navigating Complex Computer Instructions
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A Tool for Navigating Complex Computer Instructions

Scientists from MIT CSAIL and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a tool that automatically generates compiler plugins for new processor...

Google Researchers Boost Speech Recognition Accuracy With More Datasets
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Google Researchers Boost Speech Recognition Accuracy With More Datasets

Researchers at Google Research and Google Brain achieved state-of-the-art or near state-of-the-art results with a speech recognition model trained on various publicly...

IT Jobs Grew by 50,000 in March as Companies Invested in Cloud, Remote Work
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IT Jobs Grew by 50,000 in March as Companies Invested in Cloud, Remote Work

An recent analysis of federal jobs data found the IT field had its fourth straight month of job growth in March, with U.S. employers hiring 50,000 enterprise technology...

Scott Aaronson Honored with ACM Prize in Computing
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Scott Aaronson Honored with ACM Prize in Computing

Scott Aaronson of the University of Texas at Austin has been named the recipient of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for his groundbreaking contributions to quantum...
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