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Microprocessor Designers Realize Security Must Be a Primary Concern
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Microprocessor Designers Realize Security Must Be a Primary Concern

Computers' amazing abilities to entertain people, help them work, and even respond to voice commands are, at their heart, the results of decades of technological...

Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers
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Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers

A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, say researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the...

China's AI Industry Gets the Most Funding, But Lags the U.S. in Key Talent
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China's AI Industry Gets the Most Funding, But Lags the U.S. in Key Talent

China's artificial intelligence industry has attracted more funding than any other country's, but lags behind the U.S. in terms of high-level AI talent, having...

Robot Prototype Lets You Know How It 'Feels'
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Robot Prototype Lets You Know How It 'Feels'

Researchers at Cornell University developed a prototype of a robot that can express "emotions" through changes in its outer surface.

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You, And It Could Raise Your Rates
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Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You, And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month's health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren't very compelling.

Microsoft and National Geographic Form AI for Earth Innovation Grant Partnership
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Microsoft and National Geographic Form AI for Earth Innovation Grant Partnership

Grants from Microsoft and National Geographic will support research and scientific discovery using AI technologies to advance agriculture, biodiversity conservation...

To Make Curiosity (Et Al.) More Curious, NASA and ESA Smarten Up AI in Space
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To Make Curiosity (Et Al.) More Curious, NASA and ESA Smarten Up AI in Space

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has done many great things in its decade-plus of service—but initially, it rolled 600 feet past one of the initiative's biggest discoveries...

Pentagon Sees Quantum Computing as Key Weapon for War In Space
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Pentagon Sees Quantum Computing as Key Weapon for War In Space

Quantum computing is one area where the Pentagon worries that it is playing catchup with China.

How Can Video Games Impact Education?
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How Can Video Games Impact Education?

Video games should be used to promote student motivation, engagement, and ultimately learning, the same as any other effective learning facilitator, says Texas...

NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination
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NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its...

How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer
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How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer

DOE researchers have developed a new system model to help visualize the Earth's present and see decades into the future.

Machine Learning Method Capable of Accurate Extrapolation
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Machine Learning Method Capable of Accurate Extrapolation

Scientists have developed a machine learning method that provides robots with simpler and more intuitive models of physical situations. The method improves learning...

Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals
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Software Beats Animal Tests at Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals

Machine-learning software trained on masses of chemical-safety data is so good at predicting some kinds of toxicity that it now rivals—and sometimes outperforms—expensive...

Augusta Opens $100M Georgia Cyber Center
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Augusta Opens $100M Georgia Cyber Center

The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center, a collaborative effort by academia, government, and the private sector, opened on the Augusta University campus this week...

China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI
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China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI

But their burgeoning approaches to state-sponsored research are divergent as the countries themselves.

China Cracks Top 20 in Global Innovation Index
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China Cracks Top 20 in Global Innovation Index

China ranked 17th and Switzerland first in the latest Global Innovation Index, an annual raking of the innovative activity of 126 economies.

The ­S May Have Just Pulled Even with China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing
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The ­S May Have Just Pulled Even with China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing

There was much celebrating in America last month when the US Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer. Now the race is on to achieve...

Researchers Find Stolen Military Secrets For Sale on the Dark Web
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Researchers Find Stolen Military Secrets For Sale on the Dark Web

Military secrets on the U.S. Air Force's Reaper drone were listed for sale on the Dark Web for about $150, a security company says.

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life
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Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political, and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend...

Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials
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Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials

A group of scientists at Berkeley Lab bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual...
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