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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.

E.T., We're Home
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E.T., We're Home

Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth's "porch light" to attract alien astronomers, an MIT study says.

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...

China Rattles Washington's Tech Debates
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China Rattles Washington's Tech Debates

A common thread is running through nearly every tech debate in Washington these days: fear that an ambitious China is poised to win the next wave of technology....

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.

Quantum Research Gets A Boost at Sandia, Los Alamos Labs
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Quantum Research Gets A Boost at Sandia, Los Alamos Labs

An $8 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy will enable scientists at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories to build advanced tools for nanotechnology...

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...

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.

Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting ­p
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Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting ­p

Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up...

Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover
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Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover

Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later this week to present, discuss and deliberate...

M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
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M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence—how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful...

The 50 Most Influential Living Computer Scientists
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The 50 Most Influential Living Computer Scientists

TheBestSchools.org compiled a list of 50 mathematicians, logicians, and computer scientists who did most of the scientific spadework that laid the foundations for...

Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research
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Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research


As Companies Embrace AI, It's a Job-Seeker's Market
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As Companies Embrace AI, It's a Job-Seeker's Market

Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an...

Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem
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Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem

Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has...

AIs Invent Weird New Limbs to Beat Virtual Obstacle Courses
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AIs Invent Weird New Limbs to Beat Virtual Obstacle Courses

What are the best two legs for running an obstacle course? One leg that crawls at the knee joint, and one massive leg dragged behind for stability like a kangaroo's...

Painting Cars for Mars
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Painting Cars for Mars

When John Campanella's friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call.

How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out
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How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out

The data was like nothing Margaret Kivelson and her team of physicists ever expected.

Brain-Inspired Architecture Could Improve How Computers Handle Data and Advance AI
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Brain-Inspired Architecture Could Improve How Computers Handle Data and Advance AI

IBM researchers designed a new computer architecture with co-located memory and processing. In studies, their prototype ran 200 times faster than conventional computers...

'Optical Tweezers' and Tools ­sed for Laser Eye Surgery Snag Physics Nobel
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'Optical Tweezers' and Tools ­sed for Laser Eye Surgery Snag Physics Nobel

Optical physicists Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking inventions in the field of...
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