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Tech VIPs Auction Twitter 'Follows' to Support CS Education
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Tech VIPs Auction Twitter 'Follows' to Support CS Education

Tech sector leaders and luminaries are uniting to support Code.org and Hour of Code by auctioning off a Twitter "follow," with proceeds benefiting efforts to increase...

Team's Process Enables Wash-and-Wear Biosensors
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Team's Process Enables Wash-and-Wear Biosensors

Researchers have developed a process that turns clothing fabric into biosensors which measure a muscle's electrical activity.

Researchers Build Four-Legged Swarming Robots
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Researchers Build Four-Legged Swarming Robots

Researchers built multi-legged robots that can maneuver in challenging environments and accomplish complex tasks that are not achievable by individual robots.

Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China
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Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China

LinkedIn will shut the version of its professional-networking site that operates in China, the latest chapter in the struggle Western Internet companies have faced...

Preparing Students for the Quantum Information Revolution
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Preparing Students for the Quantum Information Revolution

The current educational system isn't prepared to meet the surging demand for workers, researchers, and teachers who understand and can teach the core concepts in...

Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication
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Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication

Smartphone sensor data might be able to determine if a person is intoxicated after consuming marijuana, according to a new study.

Compact Amplifier Could Reset Optical Communication
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Compact Amplifier Could Reset Optical Communication

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated an optical amplifier that offers high performance, is compact enough to integrate into a chip...

$25M Center Will Use Digital Tools to 'Communicate' With Plants
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$25M Center Will Use Digital Tools to 'Communicate' With Plants

A multi-institution, transdisciplinary center funded by a five-year, $25 million NSF grant will develop systems for two-way communication with plants, allowing...

County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office
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County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office

An IT supervisor is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity...

Project Brings AI to Environmental Research in the Field
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Project Brings AI to Environmental Research in the Field

A 30-foot tower on the edge of the Ohio State University Airport is the focal point of a research project that will explore using AI and a variety of sensors to...

10-Year-Old Girl in Kenya Completes Virtual Coding Class at UWM
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10-Year-Old Girl in Kenya Completes Virtual Coding Class at UWM

A 10-year-old girl in Kenya took coding classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee last fall and spring by connecting with the school's Girls Who Code program...

A Bunch of MIT Students Got $100 of Free Bitcoin in 2014 – Some Wasted It on Sushi
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A Bunch of MIT Students Got $100 of Free Bitcoin in 2014 – Some Wasted It on Sushi

In 2014, MIT computer science student Jeremy Rubin offered all undergraduate students on campus $100 worth of bitcoin. Some got rich. Some spent it at a sushi restaurant...

Coursera Will Lower Fees for University Partners That Add Degree Programs
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Coursera Will Lower Fees for University Partners That Add Degree Programs

Coursera will decrease the share of revenue it takes for credit-bearing degrees and credentials from university partners as they increase the amount of tuition...

DOE to Spend $15.1M for Computational, Data Infrastructure for Science Research
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DOE to Spend $15.1M for Computational, Data Infrastructure for Science Research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $15.1 million for three collaborative research projects at five universities to integrate AI into flexible data and computer...

NIST Researchers Tap Ambient Lighting to Recharge Indoor Devices
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NIST Researchers Tap Ambient Lighting to Recharge Indoor Devices

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology are looking to ambient lighting as a potential source of generating small amounts of power for...

MLB to Test Electronic System for Catchers to Give Signals to Pitchers
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MLB to Test Electronic System for Catchers to Give Signals to Pitchers

Major League Baseball will begin testing new technology next month that allows catchers in the Low-A West minor leagues to electronically communicate signals to...

Scientists Develop Wireless Pacemaker That Dissolves in Body
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Scientists Develop Wireless Pacemaker That Dissolves in Body

Scientists have developed a wireless pacemaker that can dissolve in the body of patients who need only temporary help to regulate their heartbeat.

How To Improve the Virtual Classroom
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How To Improve the Virtual Classroom

Researchers examined faculty and student attitudes towards online learning and possible avenues for improvement.

AI Could Spot Wildfires Faster Than Humans
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AI Could Spot Wildfires Faster Than Humans

Since May 1, artificial intelligence software has been sifting through the images of 21 tower-mounted cameras in Sonoma County, Calif., and alerting a fire emergency...

Web Inventor Berners-Lee to Auction Source Code As An NFT
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Web Inventor Berners-Lee to Auction Source Code As An NFT

British computer scientist, inventor, and ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee is auctioning the original code for the world wide web as a non-fungible...
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