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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists
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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists

Planetary scientists are angry about NASA's decision to jettison a key instrument from its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.

A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk Without Explicit Programming
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A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk Without Explicit Programming

A team of USC researchers have created an AI-controlled robotic limb that can be tripped up and then recover, a task the robot was never explicitly programmed to...

Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics
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Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics

A research team at Ohio State University have discovered a dual-personality material that displays in-plane electron and cross-plane hole conduction in thermopower...

U.S. Students Dominate in Computer Science, Study Says
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U.S. Students Dominate in Computer Science, Study Says

In a study of senior computer science majors in the U.S., China, India, and Russia, U.S. students are tops in skills, if not in gross numbers.

Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.
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Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.

A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence. Others at the university created some of the most significant applications of it, such...

How Technology Can Combat Human Trafficking
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How Technology Can Combat Human Trafficking

Kristen Abrams and Nadya Bliss of Arizona State University recently helped organize a conference at the United Nations on how computational science and AI can help...

No Lie! Researcher Developing Online Polygraph
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No Lie! Researcher Developing Online Polygraph

Florida State University researcher Shuyuan Ho is working to create an online polygraph that uses machine-learning to identify liars and truthtellers based on the...

Report Examines Origins and Nature of 'Math Anxiety'
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Report Examines Origins and Nature of 'Math Anxiety'

Teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of math anxiety, according to a new report, and girls tend to be more affected than...

Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace
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Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace

An international team will study of how machines and workers will collaborate in 'smart factories' of the future.

Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool
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Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool

Schools are beginning to use virtual reality and augmented reality tools with students in computer science lessons, with some classes even teaching students how...

What Makes High Schoolers Want to Study STEM?
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What Makes High Schoolers Want to Study STEM?

What motivates high school students to become interested in and pursue careers in the STEM fields? An NSF-funded study aims to find out.

Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects
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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic...

Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens
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Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens

Hundreds of thousands of engineers are churned out by India's education system each year, many with large loans and little prospect of finding a job in their field...

More Than a Single Answer: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future
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More Than a Single Answer: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

Learning has shifted from solving a problem with a single answer to identifying problems in a given situation and offering multiple possible solutions, Andy Puttock...

Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers
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Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers

A research team has found that people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort when competing with and losing to robots in contests for...

Microsoft Launches AI Business School
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Microsoft Launches AI Business School

Microsoft has launched the AI Business School, an online series of case studies and free instructional videos made to help business executives design and successfully...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in American life, universities across the United States have been devising ways to teach students how to grapple with...

Sectors Unite in Push to Develop Public Interest Technology Network
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Sectors Unite in Push to Develop Public Interest Technology Network

Twenty-one U.S. colleges and universities have partnered with the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America to define and build the Public Interest Technology...
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