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Companies Are Using Technology To Monitor For Coronavirus In The Workplace
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Companies Are Using Technology To Monitor For Coronavirus In The Workplace

As businesses look to reopen, technology firms are offering an array of monitoring systems to try to keep the coronavirus out of office buildings, medical facilities...

Nigerian Irish Teen Girls Win Prize for Dementia App
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Nigerian Irish Teen Girls Win Prize for Dementia App

Three Nigerian-Irish teenage girls were awarded the top prize of the Technovation nonprofit's annual Technovation Girls international competition, for an application...

All-Girl Robotics Team in Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator . . . With Car Parts
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All-Girl Robotics Team in Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator . . . With Car Parts

A group of teenage girls in Afghanistan are trying to build a mechanized, hand-operated ventilator for coronavirus patients, using a design from MIT and parts from...

Tech Startups Are Laying Off Thousands
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Tech Startups Are Laying Off Thousands

With cash reserves drying up and investors scarce, hundreds of tech startups have shed workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Other have had to fully liquidate...

Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds
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Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

Girls start out with the same math abilities as boys, according to a study of 104 children ages 3 to 10 that found similar patterns of brain activity in boys and...

What the Future of Work Means for Cities
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What the Future of Work Means for Cities

Two weeks ago, MIT's David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting of American economists in Atlanta. Introduced by the former chair...

China Expands Research Funding, Luring ­.S. Scientists And Students
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China Expands Research Funding, Luring ­.S. Scientists And Students

In 2003, Jay Siegel was up for a new challenge. Siegel was a tenured professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, but he took a job at the...

China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley
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China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley

A year ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood before the 19th Communist Party Congress and laid out his ambitious plan for China to become a world leader by 2025...

Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?
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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

When an employer sets out to recruit young people for a certain job, is it discriminating against older job seekers in a way that breaks the law? That question...

When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom
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When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom

Robots have arrived at Bill and Carol Shuler's farm near Baroda, Mich., and life has taken a turn for the better.

Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century
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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

Some researchers want to modernize the peer review process to make it more fitting for a world that now lives online.

This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car, to Prove a Point
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This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car, to Prove a Point

Cybercrime is expanding beyond computers and cellphones. Cars, washers and dryers, and even toasters are going online—an evolution of technology called the ...

The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond
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5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond

If you thought 2016 was bad, just wait for the sequel.

Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents
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Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

The chart on the screen looks like something out of a TV crime drama: an elaborate web of emails and phone numbers, some names and photos, all connected by a mesh...

Nasa Taps Young People to Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology
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Nasa Taps Young People to Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

NASA has big hopes for virtual reality technology. The agency is developing a suite of virtual reality environments at Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland, that...

Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder to Fake
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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder to Fake

In 2005, shortly after earning a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help...

Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation
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Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation

Galloping Ghost, one of the largest video-game arcades in the world, sits in an unassuming, single story brick building in Brookfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago...

Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk
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Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk

In health care, you could say radiologists have typically had a pretty sweet deal.

Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?
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Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?

A Google engineer who got fired over a controversial memo that criticized the company's diversity policies said that there might be biological reasons there are...
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