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Tabletop Instrument Tests Electron Mobility for Next Generation Electronics
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Tabletop Instrument Tests Electron Mobility for Next Generation Electronics

Researchers have built a tabletop instrument that can perform measurements that were previously possible only at large national high magnetic field laboratories...

Diamonds Closer to Becoming Ideal Semiconductors
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Diamonds Closer to Becoming Ideal Semiconductors

Researchers have found a new way to dope single crystals of diamonds, a crucial process for building semiconductors and possibly more efficient electronic devices...

Juries 'Could Enter Virtual Crime Scenes' Following Research
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Juries 'Could Enter Virtual Crime Scenes' Following Research

Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be adapted to recreate crime scenes for juries, researchers have claimed.

Looking Beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions
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Looking Beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions

Research by a University of Notre Dame team suggests that current algorithms to represent networks have not truly considered the complex inter-dependencies in data...

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf
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To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

The humanities are kaput. Sorry, liberal arts cap-and-gowners. You blew it. In a software-run world, what's wanted are more engineers.

Researchers Use Developer Biometrics to Predict Code Quality
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Researchers Use Developer Biometrics to Predict Code Quality

Researchers from the University of Zurich have developed a system capable of predicting the quality of code produced by developers based on their biometric data...

China Quietly Targets U.S. Tech Companies in Security Reviews
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China Quietly Targets U.S. Tech Companies in Security Reviews

Chinese authorities are quietly scrutinizing technology products sold in China by Apple and other big foreign companies, focusing on whether they pose potential...

Why It's So Darn Hard to Build a Fast Quake Warning System
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Why It's So Darn Hard to Build a Fast Quake Warning System

Geology is not a field known for speed.

The Satellite Industry Is Fueled by Your Need for Global Connectivity
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The Satellite Industry Is Fueled by Your Need for Global Connectivity

When Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies (known as SpaceX) set a rocket down on a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean on May 6, many cheered it as the latest...

A Learn-by-Doing Approach to Coding
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A Learn-by-Doing Approach to Coding

Noting the range of programming experience of its computer science majors, MIT has developed a new course focused exclusively on programming ability.

Soon We Won't Program Computers. We'll Train Them Like Dogs
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Soon We Won't Program Computers. We'll Train Them Like Dogs

Before the invention of the computer, most experimental psychologists thought the brain was an unknowable black box.

Eske Willerslev Is Rewriting History With DNA
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Eske Willerslev Is Rewriting History With DNA

As a boy growing up in Denmark, Eske Willerslev could not wait to leave Gentofte, his suburban hometown. As soon as he was old enough, he would strike out for the...

Future Geriatricians 'Become' a 74-Year-Old Patient Via Virtual Reality
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Future Geriatricians 'Become' a 74-Year-Old Patient Via Virtual Reality

A virtual reality project allows students in geriatrics curricula to experience life through the eyes of a 74-year-old patient with audiovisual impairments.

Inside Vicarious, the Secretive AI Startup Bringing Imagination to Computers
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Inside Vicarious, the Secretive AI Startup Bringing Imagination to Computers

Life would be pretty dull without imagination. In fact, maybe the biggest problem for computers is that they don't have any.

Gentle Strength for Robots
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Gentle Strength for Robots

A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that pose no danger to humans.

America Is 'Dropping Cyberbombs'—But How Do They Work?
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America Is 'Dropping Cyberbombs'—But How Do They Work?

Recently, United States Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work publicly confirmed that the Pentagon’s Cyber Command was "dropping cyberbombs," taking its ongoing...

Peek Into the Weird and Wonderful Age of AI (Yes, There's a Chatbot)
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Peek Into the Weird and Wonderful Age of AI (Yes, There's a Chatbot)

On March 23, Microsoft revealed Tay, a Twitter bot trained to chat like a millennial. It worked … too well.

High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Could Bring 5G Cell Phones
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High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Could Bring 5G Cell Phones

A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars, and lightweight...

Stanford Study Finds Telephone Metadata Reveals Sensitive Personal Information
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Stanford Study Finds Telephone Metadata Reveals Sensitive Personal Information

Stanford researchers show that telephone metadata can alone reveal a surprising amount of personal detail. The work could help inform future policies for government...

These Gloves Offer a Modern Twist on Sign Language
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These Gloves Offer a Modern Twist on Sign Language

For years, inventors have been trying to convert some sign language words and letters into textand speech. Now a pair of University of Washington undergraduates...
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