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Pearson Ditches Print Textbooks in Digital-First Strategy
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Pearson Ditches Print Textbooks in Digital-First Strategy

Textbook publishing giant Pearson is ending regular revisions of all print textbooks in its higher-education category and will focus instead on updating its digital...

What Makes You Work Harder? Strap On a Sensor and Find Out
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What Makes You Work Harder? Strap On a Sensor and Find Out

Wearable technology is already used to enhance the performance and safety of workers in a number of fields, and white-collar professionals could be next.

Researchers' Algorithm Aims for Economical, High-Performing Cricket Bat
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Researchers' Algorithm Aims for Economical, High-Performing Cricket Bat

A new cricket bat designed using machine learning at the University of British Columbia could put high-performing bats made of less expensive wood into kids' hands...

The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers
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The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers

A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis—but is it legal?

Machine Learning System Automatically Translates Long-Lost Languages
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Machine Learning System Automatically Translates Long-Lost Languages

Some ancient languages that have never been deciphered could be in line for machine translation.

Fastest Growing Occupations List Raises Questions
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Fastest Growing Occupations List Raises Questions

Amazon's plan to upskill its workforce cites high-growth occupations such as data scientist and what it calls data mapping specialist. But its claims about growth...

Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education
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Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education

The SimPharm clinical pharmacology gaming platform aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and patient care.

Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes
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Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes

As Amazon scrambles to automate its warehouses to boost efficiency, it's creating a new human-robot hybrid workforce.

­CLA Professor Faces Prison for Conspiring to Send ­.S. Missile Chips to China
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­CLA Professor Faces Prison for Conspiring to Send ­.S. Missile Chips to China

Yi-Chi Shih, an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, faces 219 years in federal prison for conspiring to export semiconductor chips with military...

Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?
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Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?

The non-profit Girls Who Code is working with Congress to draft federal legislation to encourage U.S. states to report gender diversity data.

Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code
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Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code

Amazon announced Thursday that it will spend up to $700 million over the next six years retraining 100,000 of its U.S. employees.

Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?
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Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?

Researchers have developed a novel approach to producing graphene materials in the lab: mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria.

Cyborg-Like Microchip Powered by Living Cells
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Cyborg-Like Microchip Powered by Living Cells

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells.

Chinese Scientists Facing Greater Scrutiny by ­nited States
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Chinese Scientists Facing Greater Scrutiny by ­nited States

In recent months, academics of Chinese descent say they are being increasingly singled out for scrutiny.

Robot ­ses Machine Learning to Harvest Lettuce
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Robot ­ses Machine Learning to Harvest Lettuce

Engineers have developed a vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest lettuce, which is challenging to harvest mechanically.

How Electronic Skin Could Help People With Disabilities
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How Electronic Skin Could Help People With Disabilities

Researchers are developing wearable technology that could be used to control devices, receive information, and even register sensation.

Meet the Computer Scientist Who Saved Bletchley Park
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Meet the Computer Scientist Who Saved Bletchley Park

Professor Sue Black's first book, Saving Bletchley Park, details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park.

The IT Talent Shortage: Separating Myths from Facts
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The IT Talent Shortage: Separating Myths from Facts

Universities and alternative education programs can't produce IT workers as quickly as needed.

Text Mining of Scientific Literature Can Lead to New Discoveries
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Text Mining of Scientific Literature Can Lead to New Discoveries

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that an algorithm with no training in materials science can scan the text of millions of papers...

Researchers Cast Neural Nets to Simulate Molecular Motion
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Researchers Cast Neural Nets to Simulate Molecular Motion

New work shows that machine learning allows quantum mechanics to be efficiently applied to molecular simulations for drug development, detonation physics, and other...
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