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To Find China's Best Driverless Technology, Look in Silicon Valley
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To Find China's Best Driverless Technology, Look in Silicon Valley

China's homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. And just like its rival, Google-born Waymo...

'Model' Students Enjoy Argonne Campus Life
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'Model' Students Enjoy Argonne Campus Life

More than 90 students conducted research with mentors at Argonne National Laboratory as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program this past...

Reconstructed Bombe Machine Finds Key, Breaks Enigma Code
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Reconstructed Bombe Machine Finds Key, Breaks Enigma Code

The reconstructed Turing-Welchman Bombe machine at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park successfully found the key to break an Enigma-encrypted message...

Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar Like Birds
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Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar Like Birds

Mechanosensory cues provide an effective navigational strategy for soaring birds that is directly applicable to the development of autonomous soaring vehicles. ...

Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track
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Germany's Self-Driving Streetcar Puts Autonomous Tech on Track

Of the many acronyms engineers spend their lives internalizing, few are more valuable than KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Constrain the problem, reduce the variables...

Most Preschool Educational Apps Not Designed to Help Children Learn, Study Finds
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Most Preschool Educational Apps Not Designed to Help Children Learn, Study Finds

Most literacy and math educational apps for preschoolers incorporate few evidence-based features that align with best practices for teaching, a UCI study says. ...

Hayabusa2 Prepares to Drop Rovers on Asteroid Ryugu
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Hayabusa2 Prepares to Drop Rovers on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is exploring Ryugu, an asteroid thought to contain water ice and other materials from the early solar system.

Trump's Tariffs Won't Bite Apple, Illustrating Tim Cook's Political Sway
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Trump's Tariffs Won't Bite Apple, Illustrating Tim Cook's Political Sway

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been one of President Trump's staunchest critics in Silicon Valley, opposing the White House on immigration, climate change and...

U.S. Tech Giants Eye AI Key to Unlock China Push
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U.S. Tech Giants Eye AI Key to Unlock China Push

U.S. technology giants, facing tighter content rules in China and the threat of a trade war, are targeting an easier way into the world's second largest economy—artificial...

How America Could Lose the Quantum-Computing Race
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How America Could Lose the Quantum-Computing Race

There's an arms race underway to develop the next generation of computers—known as "quantum" computers—and there's no guarantee that the United States is going...

Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science
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Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

The convergence of computer science and biology has the potential to yield new perspectives on fundamental biological problems.

Computer Science Graduates Make More Money Than Anyone Else in the U.K.
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Computer Science Graduates Make More Money Than Anyone Else in the U.K.

Computer science graduates in the U.K. earn more than any other undergraduate degree holder, and more than five times as much as those with arts degrees, according...

College Students Have Unequal Access to Reliable Technology, Study Finds
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College Students Have Unequal Access to Reliable Technology, Study Finds

U.S. college students of lower socioeconomic status and students of color disproportionately experience difficulty maintaining access to technology, which can lead...

JAXA Wants Telepresence Robots for In-Space Construction and Exploration
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JAXA Wants Telepresence Robots for In-Space Construction and Exploration

Last Monday, we covered the new, updated, and way way better guidelines for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

US Takes First Step Toward a Quantum Computing Workforce
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US Takes First Step Toward a Quantum Computing Workforce

Quantum computers promise to transform computer security, finance, and many other fields by solving certain problems far faster than conventional machines.

In 1968, Computers Got Personal: How the 'Mother of All Demos' Changed the World
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In 1968, Computers Got Personal: How the 'Mother of All Demos' Changed the World

On a crisp California afternoon in early December 1968, a square-jawed, mild-mannered Stanford researcher named Douglas Engelbart took the stage at San Francisco's...

Technology Steamlines Computational Science Projects
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Technology Steamlines Computational Science Projects

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment helps computational scientists develop software, visualize data, and solve problems. ...

Child Abuse Algorithms: From Science Fiction to Cost-Cutting Reality
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Child Abuse Algorithms: From Science Fiction to Cost-Cutting Reality

Could a computer program flag a problem family, identify a potential victim, and help prevent future incidents of child abuse?

China Calls for Borderless Research to Promote AI Development
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China Calls for Borderless Research to Promote AI Development

A little more than a year ago, China released an aggressive plan to become the world's leading artificial intelligence player. But with its technological dependence...

One Big Reason Why Women Drop Out of Doctoral STEM Programs
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One Big Reason Why Women Drop Out of Doctoral STEM Programs

A new study found that the fewer females who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any one of them will graduate within six years.
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