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What Does a Crooked Election Look Like?
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What Does a Crooked Election Look Like?

For voters around the world, including the millions of Americans who will cast ballots in the midterms up to and on November 6, an election is democracy in action—an...

'Optical Tweezers' and Tools Used for Laser Eye Surgery Snag Physics Nobel
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'Optical Tweezers' and Tools Used for Laser Eye Surgery Snag Physics Nobel

Optical physicists Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking inventions in the field of...

Why Has America Been Such a Magnet for Immigrant Scientists?
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Why Has America Been Such a Magnet for Immigrant Scientists?

Changes in immigration policies hover over a culture that's rewarded excellence and has not historically imposed restrictions based on prior connections, social...

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.

Hearing Aids Are Finally Entering the 21st Century
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Hearing Aids Are Finally Entering the 21st Century

Most people probably associate three things with hearing aids: an elderly demographic, beige plastic construction and high-pitched feedback in public places.

Are We Ready for the Future of Warfare?
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Are We Ready for the Future of Warfare?

Warfare has always been about exerting political will.

How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen
From ACM Careers

How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen

The right paint can add pizazz to your walls—and now it can also make them smarter.

The Most Important Inventor You've Never Heard Of
From ACM Careers

The Most Important Inventor You've Never Heard Of

When The Economist called Stanford Ovshinsky "the Edison of our age," the name might have been unfamiliar to most people, but the comparison was apt.

The Milky Way's Speediest Stars Could Solve a 50-Year-Old Mystery
From ACM News

The Milky Way's Speediest Stars Could Solve a 50-Year-Old Mystery

Ken Shen was racing against the sun.

How to Find a Woman Scientist
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How to Find a Woman Scientist

A new database is fighting the poor visibility of women in STEM by offering female professionals as speakers, panelists, experts, course leaders, and advocates...

I Am a Roboticist in a Cheese Factory
From ACM Opinion

I Am a Roboticist in a Cheese Factory

Most people think about robots as autonomous machines guided by artificial intelligence.

Fowl Language: AI Decodes the Nuances of Chicken 'speech'
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Fowl Language: AI Decodes the Nuances of Chicken 'speech'

How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming.

Could the 'alzheimer's Gene' Finally Become a Drug Target?
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Could the 'alzheimer's Gene' Finally Become a Drug Target?

Among hundreds of genes that might nudge your risk of Alzheimer's up or down, Apolipoprotein E (APOE) has the strongest effect.

Exploring a Different Kind of Team Sport
From ACM Careers

Exploring a Different Kind of Team Sport

Imagine that you wanted to get teens excited about a competitive, extracurricular team.

What We Know About the Climate Change-Hurricane Connection
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What We Know About the Climate Change-Hurricane Connection

With Texas just beginning to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey and the Southeastern U.S. preparing for Hurricane Irma's iminent arrival, people...

Floating Treasure: Space Law Needs to Catch Up with Asteroid Mining
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Floating Treasure: Space Law Needs to Catch Up with Asteroid Mining

The Outer Space Treaty (OST) turns 50 in October. The foundational 1967 pact establishes space as "the province of all mankind" and forbids the nearly 100 states...

Robots, Start Your Engines!
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Robots, Start Your Engines!

There's nothing like a throw-down to push new technologies out to the masses.

Students Are Better Off Without a Laptop in the Classroom
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Students Are Better Off Without a Laptop in the Classroom

Although computer use during class may create the illusion of enhanced engagement with course content, it more often reflects engagement with social media, YouTube...

Quantum Computers Compete For 'supremacy'
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Quantum Computers Compete For 'supremacy'

Scientists have long dreamed of developing quantum computers, machines that rely on arcane laws of physics to perform tasks far beyond the capability of today's...

New Simpler Parkinson's Tests Probe Walking, Talking, Typing
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New Simpler Parkinson's Tests Probe Walking, Talking, Typing

People with Parkinson's disease may show hints of motor difficulty years before an official diagnosis, but current methods for catching early symptoms require clinic...
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