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Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet
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Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet

While communities across the United States are trying to lure high-tech jobs to their areas, Silicon Valley's share of tech job listings is growing, not shrinking...

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers
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How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

STEM jobs are often defined by long hours and an "all or nothing" work ethos. New research suggests that the industry poses outsize challenges for male and female...

DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots
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DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots

DARPA has promised $7.6 million to a nonprofit organization that's leading the charge to fix the "reproducibility crisis" in science.

What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing
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What Trump's Executive Order on AI Is Missing

President Trump signed an executive order on February 11 meant to shore up our competitive position in the international race for AI supremacy, but it is short...

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
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Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

The US leads the world in artificial intelligence technology. Decades of federal research funding, industrial and academic research, and streams of foreign talent...

Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible
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Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible

Visually impaired creators are a lifeline for those who share their disability—and they're educating and making allies of sighted people along the way.

Don't Fear the Robot Overlords; Embrace Them as Coworkers
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Don't Fear the Robot Overlords; Embrace Them as Coworkers

In a chilly warehouse just outside of Boston, the brute toils away. It's 600 pounds of orange and black metal and whirring motors, a massive robotic arm that picks...

The US Needs to Engage China on Tech, Or Risk Isolating Itself
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The US Needs to Engage China on Tech, Or Risk Isolating Itself

The contrast could hardly be more striking. In October, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering speech accusing China of stealing prized US technology...

The Ingredients Powering the DOD's New Nonlethal Weapons
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The Ingredients Powering the DOD's New Nonlethal Weapons

We may never know whether Cuba attacked American diplomats with microwave weapons—but we do know similar devices exist.

Why the Search for Aliens Could Unite Us Here on Earth
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Why the Search for Aliens Could Unite Us Here on Earth

If aliens are trying to talk to us (or even if they are not), Jill Tarter will be the one to find them.

The Human Cell Atlas Is Biologists' Latest Grand Project
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The Human Cell Atlas Is Biologists' Latest Grand Project

Aviv Regev speaks with the urgent velocity of someone who has seen the world with an extraordinary new acuity, and can't wait for you to hurry up and see it too...

Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track
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Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

Of the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables...

Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science
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Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

The convergence of computer science and biology has the potential to yield new perspectives on fundamental biological problems.

The Latest Course Catalog Trend? Blockchain 101
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The Latest Course Catalog Trend? Blockchain 101

A growing number of classes and research initiatives on blockchain technology are emerging at universities. Applications for the technology are springing up in...

Melinda Gates' New Research Reveals Alarming Diversity Numbers
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Melinda Gates' New Research Reveals Alarming Diversity Numbers

Research from Melinda Gates in partnership with McKinsey & Company says that 32 large tech companies spend very little of their philanthropic dollars attempting...

AI Is the Future–But Where Are the Women?
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AI Is the Future–But Where Are the Women?

The numbers of men and women who had contributed work at three top machine learning conferences in 2017 suggest the group supposedly charting society's future is...

Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?
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Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?

Chris Monroe's vision for quantum computers is simple: He wants people to use them.

Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars
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Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars

Listen, I get it. You want to go to Mars. I want to go to Mars. (Sort of.) And the plan—it's good.

Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't
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Some Scientists Work With China, but NASA Won't

Inside a sealed clean room near Toulouse, France, Maurice Sylvestre points out something called SuperCam.

Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News
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Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend.
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