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Mathematical Shortcut Estimates Quantum Coherence Time
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Mathematical Shortcut Estimates Quantum Coherence Time

Scientists have uncovered a mathematical shortcut for approximating in an instant a material's quantum coherence time.

Has the Data Science Field Become Less Competitive?
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Has the Data Science Field Become Less Competitive?

A few mild yet significant signs indicate that data science as a job might be losing its sheen.

Automatic Information System Extracts Scientific Articles on COVID-19
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Automatic Information System Extracts Scientific Articles on COVID-19

A team of researchers created the VIGICOVID system that uses natural language questions to get answers in the avalanche of research papers on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV...

Top Computer Science Grad School Rankings Unveiled
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Top Computer Science Grad School Rankings Unveiled

Rankings based on a survey of academics for the best computer science graduate schools in the United States have been released.

Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned
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Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned

Data suggests that Russians are downloading and making local copies of Wikipedia, following reports that Russia's censorship office had threatened to block it. ...

Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys
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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys

Researcher Hanno Böck reports breaking cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus by using Fermat's factorization method...

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
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China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

Gig workers in China are using food-delivery platforms' data-driven systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.

Major Math Conference Will Not Be Held in Russia
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Major Math Conference Will Not Be Held in Russia

Organizers of the International Congress of Mathematicians, a prominent mathematical conference that was set to be held in Saint Petersburg in July, announced that...

Researchers Use AI to Fight Coronavirus
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Researchers Use AI to Fight Coronavirus

Michigan State University researcher Guowei Wei and his team used an artificial intelligence model to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV-2...

Researchers Use Tiny Magnetic Swirls to Generate True Random Numbers
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Researchers Use Tiny Magnetic Swirls to Generate True Random Numbers

A group of Brown University physicists has developed a technique that can potentially generate millions of random digits per second by harnessing the behavior of...

Algorithm Has a Hunch About What You'll Buy Next
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Algorithm Has a Hunch About What You'll Buy Next

Researchers from UC Riverside and Instacart collaborators brought a methodology called tensor decomposition — used by scientists to find patterns in massive volumes...

Mathematicians Outwit Hidden Number Conspiracy
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Mathematicians Outwit Hidden Number Conspiracy

Decades ago, a mathematician posed a warmup problem for some of the most difficult questions about prime numbers. It turned out to be just as difficult to solve...

Developers Who Use Emojis More Likely to Stick With GitHub
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Developers Who Use Emojis More Likely to Stick With GitHub

Researchers used emojis to take the emotional temperature of workers and predict the likelihood of developers dropping the GitHub platform. 

Employers Are Desperate for Data Scientists as Demand Booms
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Employers Are Desperate for Data Scientists as Demand Booms

Growing demand for data science talent has recruiters struggling to find data scientists who can help employers move their digital ambitions forward.

UBID Marks the Spot
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UBID Marks the Spot

PNNL researchers have developed software that uses geographical data to build an open-source grid reference system, providing a precise method to declare a location...

Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All
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Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All

A team co-led by Johns Hopkins University computer scientist Michael Schatz has created a cloud-based platform that grants researchers easy access to one of the...

Data Science Is Helping the Recovery From COVID Losses
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Data Science Is Helping the Recovery From COVID Losses

Data science has become a powerful weapon in helping organizations recover from COVID losses.

Method Makes AI-Generated Voices More Expressive
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Method Makes AI-Generated Voices More Expressive

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have found a way to make AI-generated voices such as digital personal assistants more expressive with a...

Tech Workers Arm Themselves With Salary Data
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Tech Workers Arm Themselves With Salary Data

Technology workers increasingly are gathering salary data amid an environment often hostile to open discussions about employee earnings.

Computer Simulations Stay a Step Ahead of Invasive Insect Species
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Computer Simulations Stay a Step Ahead of Invasive Insect Species

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a simulation predicting the spread of an invasive beetle species harming local flora in Japan's Saitama...
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