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For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way?
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For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way?

Here's a question I’m hoping comes up at Monday's presidential debate: Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, what would you do about self-driving trucks?

Reconfigurable Chaos-based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore's Law
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Reconfigurable Chaos-based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore's Law

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits that enable computer chips to perform multiple functions...

Detecting Emotions With Wireless Signals
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Detecting Emotions With Wireless Signals

By measuring an individual's heartbeat and breath, a device developed at MIT CSAIL can tell if a person's excited, happy, angry, or sad.

JPL Seeks Robotic Spacecraft Development for Asteroid Redirect Mission
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JPL Seeks Robotic Spacecraft Development for Asteroid Redirect Mission

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking design, development and build of the robotic spacecraft...

Big Step for Quantum Teleportation Won't Bring Us Any Closer to Star Trek. Here's Why
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Big Step for Quantum Teleportation Won't Bring Us Any Closer to Star Trek. Here's Why

Two teams have set new distance records for quantum teleportation: using the weirdness of quantum mechanics to instantly transfer the condition or "state" of one...

Europe Proposes Copyright Reform to Help Scientists Mine Research Papers
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Europe Proposes Copyright Reform to Help Scientists Mine Research Papers

The European Commission has announced long-awaited plans to make it easier for researchers to harvest facts and data from research papers—by freeing the computer...

NSF Awards $25M in Projects to Support the Computer Science for All Initiative
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NSF Awards $25M in Projects to Support the Computer Science for All Initiative

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced more than $25 million in awards to support computer science education in the United States in support of the Obama...

Women Break Barriers in Engineering and Computer Science at Some Top Colleges
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Women Break Barriers in Engineering and Computer Science at Some Top Colleges

Women are making progress in enrollment in engineering and computer science at prestigious U.S. schools. More than 50 percent of engineering bachelor's degrees...

Supercomputers Receive Funding to Help Predict, Modify New Materials
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Supercomputers Receive Funding to Help Predict, Modify New Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $16 million over the next four years in supercomputer technology that will accelerate the design of new materials by combining...

Big Data Gives Insight Into Appeal of Services Like Uber
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Big Data Gives Insight Into Appeal of Services Like Uber

Economists at the University of Chicago and University of Oxford working with researchers at Uber found the company's main service generated $6.8 billion in consumer...

The FTC Is Cracking Down on Predatory Science Journals
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The FTC Is Cracking Down on Predatory Science Journals

In the last five years, open-access journals have cropped up all over the Internet. The looks of these publishers have deceived thousands of young and inexperienced...

Google, Apple Are About to Face India's Security Demands
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Google, Apple Are About to Face India's Security Demands

India's relationship with the global tech industry has become increasingly fraught.

The Bot Economy Is Growing Even Faster Than the App Economy Did
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The Bot Economy Is Growing Even Faster Than the App Economy Did

Move over apps, it's time for the bots to shine.

NSF Grant to Spur Public School Students' Interest in STEM
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NSF Grant to Spur Public School Students' Interest in STEM

Wayne State University will received nearly $1.2 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation to impact minority students' at Detroit Public Schools interest...

Self-Organized Circuitry May Form Basis for Multifunction Chips
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Self-Organized Circuitry May Form Basis for Multifunction Chips

An ORNL study found that complex oxide materials can self-organize into electrical circuits, which creates the possibility for new types of computer chips.

Obama's Computer Science for All Initiative Is Gaining Momentum
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Obama's Computer Science for All Initiative Is Gaining Momentum

Strong momentum for computer science education has been growing at all levels of U.S. government and in the private sector since President Obama announced eight...

Why Scientists Must Share Their Research Code
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Why Scientists Must Share Their Research Code

Many scientists worry over the reproducibility of wet-lab experiments, but data scientist Victoria Stodden's focus is on how to validate computational research:...

Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (iPads Sold Separately)
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Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (iPads Sold Separately)

Apple plans to release a free coding education app on Tuesday that it developed with middle-school students in mind, in the latest salvo among technology companies...

America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer
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America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer

It was the summer of 1959, and the United States needed a Cold War win.

Cybathlon: World's First 'Bionic Olympics' Gears Up
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Cybathlon: World's First 'Bionic Olympics' Gears Up

Switzerland in October will host the world's inaugural Cybathlon, with 50 teams participating in sporting events to showcase bionic technologies. 
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