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Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem
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Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway...

Aurora Workshop Helps Researchers Prep for Exascale Computing
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Aurora Workshop Helps Researchers Prep for Exascale Computing

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility held its third workshop to ready users for the 2021 arrival of the Aurora exascale system.

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense
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Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

Student Team Designs Smart Mask that Monitors Vital Signs
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Student Team Designs Smart Mask that Monitors Vital Signs

Students from Cornell University designed a "smart" respiratory mask that prevents the spread of airborne diseases while monitoring the wearer's vital signs.

Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media
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Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media

Social media sites, especially GitHub, often report vulnerabilities in software before that information is published at U.S. government sites, researchers at Pacific...

Yuichiro Ajima of Fujitsu Honored for High-Dimensional Interconnect
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Yuichiro Ajima of Fujitsu Honored for High-Dimensional Interconnect

Yuichiro Ajima of Fujitsu will be awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, a national honor in Japan, for his work on high-dimensional interconnect technology...

Automating Automation
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Automating Automation: CS at the Heart of the Manufacturing Economy

Using machine learning, I'm able to reduce the time required for designing products from months to mere hours as well as free up time for engineers to focus on...

Professor Develops Resource-Sharing Method for Decentralized Networks
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Professor Develops Resource-Sharing Method for Decentralized Networks

Researchers at Penn State have developed a novel algorithm to solve big data resource sharing problems over large networks.

Online Learning as Effective as Classrooms for STEM Students
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Online Learning as Effective as Classrooms for STEM Students

Students learned just as much in online STEM college courses as they do in traditional classroom settings, and at a fraction of the cost, according to a study with...

'Backpack' Computers Help Scientists Track Wild Animals in Hard-to-Reach Habitats
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'Backpack' Computers Help Scientists Track Wild Animals in Hard-to-Reach Habitats

Researchers have developed wireless network technology that enables the tracking of small animals such as bats by attaching tiny backpacks to them with glue.

D-Wave Offers Free Quantum Computer Access to Anyone Working on Coronavirus Crisis
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D-Wave Offers Free Quantum Computer Access to Anyone Working on Coronavirus Crisis

D-Wave is making made its quantum computers and supportive expertise available for free to researchers and developers working on responses to the coronavirus (COVID...

Running an LED In Reverse Could Cool Future Computers
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Running an LED In Reverse Could Cool Future Computers

Researchers at the University of Michigan ran an LED with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away. The approach could lead to new...

Graphene Innovation Is Music To Your Ears
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Graphene Innovation Is Music To Your Ears

GraphAudio is looking to commercialize graphene-based technology that could transform devices such as speakers, earbuds, headphones, and other audio technologies...

System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table
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System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table

A system designed by MIT researchers gives robots the ability to weigh many ambiguous requirements to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.

Summit Supercomputer Identifies Drug Compounds That Could Combat Coronavirus
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Summit Supercomputer Identifies Drug Compounds That Could Combat Coronavirus

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Summit, the world's most powerful supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might be effective...

Robot Uses Artificial Intelligence and Imaging to Draw Blood
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Robot Uses Artificial Intelligence and Imaging to Draw Blood

Rutgers engineers have created a tabletop medical robot that combines artificial intelligence and near-infrared and ultrasound imaging to draw blood or insert catheters...

Researchers' Materials Show Strange Electron Properties
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Researchers' Materials Show Strange Electron Properties

Researchers have developed a method to observe a new class of topological materials, called Weyl semimetals, with unusual electronic properties that could be useful...

Nanowires Hold Promise for Wearable Tech
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Nanowires Hold Promise for Wearable Tech

Researchers have found a way to have nanowires exhibit current-carrying capacity that exceeds the current density of most semiconducting nanowires.

Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics
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Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics

A process developed by a team from multiple universities may be the key to manufacturing flexible stacked and three-dimensional electronic structures with multiple...

Machine Learning Models Support Behavioral Practitioners
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Machine Learning Models Support Behavioral Practitioners

Machine learning algorithms are more accurate than dual-criteria methods at supporting the educational and clinical decisions made by teachers, mental-health professionals...
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