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NYU Receives $2.9M Grant to Develop a Holodeck Instrument
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NYU Receives $2.9M Grant to Develop a Holodeck Instrument

An interdisciplinary team of New York University researchers received a $2.9M grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop an integrated software/hardware...

Deep-Sea Microbes, Simple Medical Diagnostic Tools and Complex Computing Win 2016 MacArthur 'Genius Grants'
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Deep-Sea Microbes, Simple Medical Diagnostic Tools and Complex Computing Win 2016 MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

Victoria Orphan, a geobiologist and explorer of marine life on the sea floor, is one of eight scientists to win a 'genius grant' this year from the philanthropic...

The Wikipedia Bots that Are Engaged in Spats that Never End
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The Wikipedia Bots that Are Engaged in Spats that Never End

Is. Isn't. Is. Isn’t. Is. Isn't.

Customer Service Bots Are Getting Better at Detecting Your Agitation
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Customer Service Bots Are Getting Better at Detecting Your Agitation

SRI International, the Silicon Valley research lab where Apple's virtual assistant Siri was born, is working on a new generation of virtual assistants that respond...

Titanic Clash Over CRISPR Patents Turns Ugly
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Titanic Clash Over CRISPR Patents Turns Ugly

Geneticist George Church has pioneered methods for sequencing and altering genomes.

A Conscious Coupling of Magnetic and Electric Materials
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A Conscious Coupling of Magnetic and Electric Materials

Scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room...

Meet Rutgers' RADICAL Supercomputing Guru
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Meet Rutgers' RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

Rutgers Professor Shantenu Jha wants to enhance personalized medicine, global health, science, and engineering through high-performance computing.

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.
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