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New Hires: Here's What Not To Say In Your First Month on the Job
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New Hires: Here's What Not To Say In Your First Month on the Job

In your first 30 days at a new job, you should aim to exceed expectations. All eyes are on you, and it's your time to shine. There are also some definite things...

The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence
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The Optimistic Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may be one of the technology world's current obsessions, but many people find it scary, envisioning robots taking over the world.

These MIT Grads Will Serve the U.s. Armed Forces
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These MIT Grads Will Serve the U.s. Armed Forces

A dozen 2017 graduates of MIT's Reserve Officer Training Corps received commissions in the U.S. military.

DOE Awards $258M to Accelerate U.S. Exascale Computing Project
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DOE Awards $258M to Accelerate U.S. Exascale Computing Project

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded contracts totaling $258 million to six companies to accelerate U.S. supercomputing technology with the intent of delivering...

Solar Paint Turns Water Vapor Into Hydrogen Fuel
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Solar Paint Turns Water Vapor Into Hydrogen Fuel

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapor and split it to generate hydrogen — the cleanest source of energy.

Nist Awards Target Broadband Communications For First Responders
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Nist Awards Target Broadband Communications For First Responders

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development projects aimed at...

146,000 Cameras Monitor Moscow Streets. And the Government Is Just Getting Started.
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146,000 Cameras Monitor Moscow Streets. And the Government Is Just Getting Started.

If you're walking a dog in Moscow, make sure you clean up after it.

U.s. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence
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U.s. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence

The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national...

The Robots Are Coming: Here Are Some Jobs That Won't Exist in 10 Years
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The Robots Are Coming: Here Are Some Jobs That Won't Exist in 10 Years

Radiologists and call center operators are among those that could soon be replaced by artificial intelligence.

Researchers Create Tensegrity Objects Capable of Dramatic Shape Change
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Researchers Create Tensegrity Objects Capable of Dramatic Shape Change

A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have created structures designed with struts that expand sequentially, which could prove useful for space...

First the Cloud, Now AI Takes on the Scientific Method
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First the Cloud, Now AI Takes on the Scientific Method

Back when I was doing research, one of my advisors once joked that, if you wait long enough, you can produce an old result using new methods, manage to get it published...

Research Paves the Way For Reconfigurable Electronic Devices
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Research Paves the Way For Reconfigurable Electronic Devices

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could lead to electronic circuits...

Best Places to Work in It 2017
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Best Places to Work in It 2017

Computerworld's annual Best Places to Work in IT list showcases the top 100 U.S. workplaces for technology professionals. Seventy percent of the organizations say they...

At 'washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance
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At 'washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance

When I started my career at The Washington Post in the late 1990s, the newsroom wore a dusty, outdated look as if it were paying homage to its legendary past.

The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming's Most Iconic Sounds
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The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming's Most Iconic Sounds

The bouncy beeps of Pac-Man. The percussive build-up in Legend of Zelda. The effusive gibberish of The Sims. The sounds in videogames tell us to speed up, start...

New System Allows Optical 'deep Learning'
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New System Allows Optical 'deep Learning'

A team of researchers has developed a new approach to "deep learning" computations using light instead of electricity, which they say could vastly improve the speed...

Embattled German Industrials Pursue the Factory of the Future
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Embattled German Industrials Pursue the Factory of the Future

The clanking, hulking factory in a rural patch of northwest Germany that produces 22-ton combine harvesters has lately been turning out machines with a technical...

'tech Cities 1.0' Report Ranks Silicon Valley's Rivals
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'tech Cities 1.0' Report Ranks Silicon Valley's Rivals

The Tech Cities 1.0 report ranks U.S. cities based on GDP, jobs, economic and commercial real estate activity, and other metrics.

How Big Data Mines Personal Info to Craft Fake News and Manipulate Voters
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How Big Data Mines Personal Info to Craft Fake News and Manipulate Voters

The opening chords of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" rocked a hotel ballroom in New York City as a nattily dressed British man strode onstage...

Wanted: More Data, the Dirtier the Better
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Wanted: More Data, the Dirtier the Better

To distill a clear message from growing piles of unruly genomics data, researchers often turn to meta-analysis—a tried-and-true statistical procedure for combining...
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