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Math Titans Clash Over Epic Proof of the ABC Conjecture
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Math Titans Clash Over Epic Proof of the ABC Conjecture

Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years.

China's Leaders Are Softening Their Stance on AI
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China's Leaders Are Softening Their Stance on AI

China might be at loggerheads with the United States over trade, but it is calling for a friendlier approach to the development of artificial intelligence.

60 Years of DARPA's Favorite Toys
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60 Years of DARPA's Favorite Toys

This year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) turned 60. To celebrate, DARPA held a conference in Washington, D.C. One of the highlights...

60 Amazing Facts About NASA and Space
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60 Amazing Facts About NASA and Space

Raise a glass, put on a party hat and celebrate the agency's diamond anniversary with these facts.

Machine Learning Gets to Grips with Plankton Challenge
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Machine Learning Gets to Grips with Plankton Challenge

When they think about big data, most researchers probably imagine genomics, neuroscience or particle physics. Kelly Robinson's data challenge involves plankton....

The ­S Push to Boost 'Quantum Computing'
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The ­S Push to Boost 'Quantum Computing'

A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear...

Google at 20: How Two 'Obnoxious' Students Changed the Internet
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Google at 20: How Two 'Obnoxious' Students Changed the Internet

In the summer of 1995, a second-year grad student called Sergey Brin was giving a tour of Stanford University to prospective students. Larry Page, an engineering...

Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track
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Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

Of the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables...

How America Could Lose the Quantum-Computing Race
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How America Could Lose the Quantum-Computing Race

There's an arms race underway to develop the next generation of computers—known as "quantum" computers—and there's no guarantee that the United States is going...

JAXA Wants Telepresence Robots for In-Space Construction and Exploration
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JAXA Wants Telepresence Robots for In-Space Construction and Exploration

Last Monday, we covered the new, updated, and way way better guidelines for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

­S Takes First Step Toward a Quantum Computing Workforce
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­S Takes First Step Toward a Quantum Computing Workforce

Quantum computers promise to transform computer security, finance, and many other fields by solving certain problems far faster than conventional machines.

In 1968, Computers Got Personal: How the 'Mother of All Demos' Changed the World
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In 1968, Computers Got Personal: How the 'Mother of All Demos' Changed the World

On a crisp California afternoon in early December 1968, a square-jawed, mild-mannered Stanford researcher named Douglas Engelbart took the stage at San Francisco's...

China Calls for Borderless Research to Promote AI Development
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China Calls for Borderless Research to Promote AI Development

A little more than a year ago, China released an aggressive plan to become the world's leading artificial intelligence player. But with its technological dependence...

What Worries People about Future Science and Tech Innovations?
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What Worries People about Future Science and Tech Innovations?

Many Americans see the future crowding into the present and some of the innovations ahead unnerve them, especially as they reshape ideas about human dominion.

Intel Execs Address the AI Talent Shortage, AI Education, and the 'Cool' Factor 
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Intel Execs Address the AI Talent Shortage, AI Education, and the 'Cool' Factor 

Last week, I sat down with Intel's Gadi Singer, vice president and general manager of artificial intelligence architecture, and Chris Rice, head of AI talent acquisition...

AI Aimed at Making Life Easier Poses Dangerous Threat
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AI Aimed at Making Life Easier Poses Dangerous Threat

Wouldn't it be great if your smartphone could call your hairdresser and book an appointment, or haggle with your favorite restaurant for dinner reservations?

Ten Years of Large Hadron Collider Discoveries Are Just the Start of Decoding the ­niverse
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Ten Years of Large Hadron Collider Discoveries Are Just the Start of Decoding the ­niverse

Ten years! Ten years since the start of operations for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), one of the most complex machines ever created.

How Will Google's Innovation Continue Beyond Its 20th Year?
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How Will Google's Innovation Continue Beyond Its 20th Year?

As millions of people came online in the late 1990s they needed help figuring out what each webpage was about, and how to find what they were looking for.

Self-Driving Technology Threatens Nearly 300,000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says
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Self-Driving Technology Threatens Nearly 300,000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says

Autonomous driving technology could replace some 294,000 long-distance truck drivers over the next 25 years, a lighter impact than some have predicted but one that...

Light Exchange
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Light Exchange

A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers.
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