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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report
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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday....

Data Mining Digs Up Clues to Major California Earthquake Triggers
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Data Mining Digs Up Clues to Major California Earthquake Triggers

A new publicly available catalog with 10 times more California earthquakes than previously identified  will help seismologists better understand the stresses that...

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...

Creating a Cloak for Grid Data in the Cloud
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Creating a Cloak for Grid Data in the Cloud

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing tools to facilitate cloud computing for power grid operations by masking sensitive data without compromising...

Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery
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Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery

Brookhaven Lab collaborated with Columbia University, University of Edinburgh, and Intel to optimize the performance of a 144-node parallel computer and accelerate...

Robots That Can Sort Recycling
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Robots That Can Sort Recycling

MIT CSAIL's "RoCycle" automated recycling system uses in-hand sensors to detect if an object is paper, metal, or plastic.

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with...

Citizen-Science Data Supports Bird Conservation Plan
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Citizen-Science Data Supports Bird Conservation Plan

An team of scientists used Cornell Lab of Ornithology's global citizen science database to identify and conserve habitat across the Western Hemisphere for birds...

Chemist Cultivates a Community of Young Scientists
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Chemist Cultivates a Community of Young Scientists

Chemist Candice Halbert and other ORNL volunteers founded Yo-STEM to mentor middle school girls and show them the benefits of a STEM career. "I wanted to show girls—especially...

First Machine-Generated Book Published
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First Machine-Generated Book Published

Researchers at Goethe University in Germany developed an algorithm that was used by publisher Springer Nature to produce its first computer-generated book.

Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades
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Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades

A Human Brain/Cloud Interface will give people instant access to vast knowledge and computing power via thought alone, experts predict.

Professor Using VR to Aid Learning Among Students With Autism
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Professor Using VR to Aid Learning Among Students With Autism

Kennesaw State University professor Chao Mei is developing an innovative method of therapy for children with autism and attention deficit disorder.

West Palm Beach High Schoolers Receive Special Invitation to China
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West Palm Beach High Schoolers Receive Special Invitation to China

Eleven seniors and juniors from Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida have been invited to attend the China International Technology Fair in Shanghai.

New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias
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New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems for bias.

Researchers Discover Longstanding Flaw in Elementary Calculus
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Researchers Discover Longstanding Flaw in Elementary Calculus

A paper published this week shows that elementary calculus contains a longstanding flaw that has been present for over a century. The flaw doesn't lead directly...

Ford, UMich Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment
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Ford, UMich Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. teamed up to study the environmental impacts of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts, or flying...

Study Shows U.S. Is Not Falling Behind in STEM Education
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Study Shows U.S. Is Not Falling Behind in STEM Education

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences counters the persistent myth that the United States is falling behind in STEM education...

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe
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In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe

On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...
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