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Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution
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Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution

Two thousand years ago, the Romans used elevators—powered by pulleys, levers, and slaves—to raise gladiators and wild beasts into the Colosseum for death-match...

Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time
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Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

Researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy to digitally map an entire portion of the city—complete with historic architecture...

Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option
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Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option

Drone-based delivery could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the transportation sector, according to newly published research.

Missing Data Hinder Replication of Artificial Intelligence Studies
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Missing Data Hinder Replication of Artificial Intelligence Studies

The booming field of artificial intelligence is grappling with a replication crisis. AI researchers have found it difficult to reproduce many key results, and that...

Even Apple and Google Engineers Can't Really Afford to Live Near Their Offices
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Even Apple and Google Engineers Can't Really Afford to Live Near Their Offices

Open Listings looked at median home prices near some of the San Francisco Bay Area's biggest tech companies and at public salary data to see how many software engineers...

FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat
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FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat

The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei.

One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain's Ability to Focus
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One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain's Ability to Focus

Students who spent one hour playing video games demonstrated improved visual selective attention and changes in brain activity.

Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps
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Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps

Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

Can Social Media Data Help Predict Threats or Identify Fake News?
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Can Social Media Data Help Predict Threats or Identify Fake News?

Professor Conrad Tucker of Penn State University has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to investigate whether crowd-sourced data from social media can be...

Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement from Fake-News Site
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Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement from Fake-News Site

It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook...

Can a Cockroach Teach a Robot How to Scurry Across Rugged Terrain?
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Can a Cockroach Teach a Robot How to Scurry Across Rugged Terrain?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are coaxing cockroaches to share some crucial locomotion tips that could help future robotic vehicles traverse treacherous...

Crypto-Currency Craze 'Hinders Search for Alien Life'
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Crypto-Currency Craze 'Hinders Search for Alien Life'

Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers want to expand operations at two observatories.

Robot Density Rises Globally
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Robot Density Rises Globally

Driven by accelerating automated production, 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries around the...

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World
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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.

Biologists Would Love to Program Cells As If They Were Computer Chips
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Biologists Would Love to Program Cells As If They Were Computer Chips

Sitting in his startup lab space on the outskirts of MIT's campus, Alec Nielsen opens his laptop and types in instructions for a genetically modified yeast cell...

As China Marches Forward on  A.I., the White House Is Silent
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As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030.

Using Technology to Detect Hidden Threats
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Using Technology to Detect Hidden Threats

Researchers at the University of Delaware are creating an augmented reality system that will use traditional cameras, thermal infrared sensing, and ground penetrating...

Sky-High Salaries Are the Weapons in the AI Talent War
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Sky-High Salaries Are the Weapons in the AI Talent War

If you want to command a multiyear, seven-figure salary, you used to have only four career options: chief executive officer, banker, celebrity entertainer, or pro...

Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance
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Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting a $7.9 million, 21-month study focused on working professionals in cognitively demanding positions, such...

Girls Who Code at Fashion Week
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Girls Who Code at Fashion Week

Women's knitwear brand PH5 has been working with Girls Who Code to design a sweater with a special code on it. "We have to change the image of what a coder looks...
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