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New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate
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New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate

One of the earliest attempts to estimate the number of genes in the human genome involved tipsy geneticists, a bar in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, and pure guesswork...

Machine Learning Tools Generate Metadata for Science Data Searches
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Machine Learning Tools Generate Metadata for Science Data Searches

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are developing machine learning tools to pull contextual information from scientific datasets and automatically generate...

Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 
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Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 

People can differ on their perceptions of "evil."

Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die
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Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs.

Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles
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Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles

A pediatrician has come up with an innovative solution to distract children from their fear, anxiety and pain using a virtual reality headset.

The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley
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The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn't get into the AI business to change the course of history.

Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work
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Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work

Google has for years been a top destination for graduates of Stanford University, but now a student-led campaign is boycott interviewing at Google unless the Mountain...

If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject
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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

The professor was incredulous.

Universities and Foxconn Create International Internship Program
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Universities and Foxconn Create International Internship Program

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Foxconn Technology Group, and Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan have created a co-op program in which UWM engineering...

Car Insurers Warn on 'Autonomous' Vehicles
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Car Insurers Warn on 'Autonomous' Vehicles

The motor insurance industry is warning carmakers against the use of the word "autonomous" in their marketing.

Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats
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Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a part of the Interior Department, operates more than 600 of the some 100,000 dams in the United States, five of which are considered...

Computer Science Students Honored for Humanizing Robots With Humor
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Computer Science Students Honored for Humanizing Robots With Humor

Three Stanford computer science students developed a model that can detect humor in spoken language and predict when a conversational agent should respond with...

Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)
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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)

The self-driving robots are coming to transform your job. Kind of. Also, very slowly.

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks
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Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Thousands of asteroids are passing through Earth's neighborhood all the time.

The Most Common Route to CEO? Computer Science Degree Helps
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The Most Common Route to CEO? Computer Science Degree Helps

LinkedIn traced the path many CEOs took on their way to leading the C-suite and found that most were computer science majors, followed by economics and business...

ISTE's Updated Computer Science Standards Will Reflect a 'New Era' of the Discipline
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ISTE's Updated Computer Science Standards Will Reflect a 'New Era' of the Discipline

The International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE) is creating new computer science standards for educators and is accepting feedback on the draft standards...

Technology and Satellite Companies Open Up a World of Data
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Technology and Satellite Companies Open Up a World of Data

Samapriya Roy remembers when it would take him up to an hour to download a single 1-gigabyte image taken by the Landsat Earth-imaging satellites. 

A Faster Way to Fail
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A Faster Way to Fail

University of California, Riverside engineer Sheldon Tan builds electronic circuits just to break them as quickly as possible in order to test their reliability...

Teaching Robots How to Move Objects
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Teaching Robots How to Move Objects

Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza helps to improve how robots interact with the world.
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