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Bioengineered Robotic Hand with Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch
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Bioengineered Robotic Hand with Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch

An interdisciplinary team of scientists are developing a bioengineered robotic hand with a sensor-based peripheral nervous system that will pass tactile information...

Can Computers Be Creative?
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Can Computers Be Creative?

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have received $900,000 from DARPA to teach computers how to generate original design ideas and then determine if...

With Future Full Of Jobs To Fill, Training Programs Take Aim At Skills Gap
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With Future Full Of Jobs To Fill, Training Programs Take Aim At Skills Gap

Year Up is a nonprofit that trains young adults from low-income and underserved communities for professional careers. It's free and students even get a stipend....

Molecular Magnetism Packs Power with 'Messenger Electron'
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Molecular Magnetism Packs Power with 'Messenger Electron'

A molecular magnet structure created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could be used in advanced computing, super-cold research, or to further explore the...

Is Computer Science A Foreign Language? Georgia Says Yes, Sees Boost In Enrollment
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Is Computer Science A Foreign Language? Georgia Says Yes, Sees Boost In Enrollment

The state of Georgia has come up with the strategy to boost enrollment in high school computer science classes.

Diagnosing Supercomputer Problems
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Diagnosing Supercomputer Problems

A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University have developed a framework that uses machine learning to automatically...

Giving Students Freedom in the STEM Classroom
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Giving Students Freedom in the STEM Classroom

Texas schools are turning to project-based learning to solve problems associated with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning...

China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List
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China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List

The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the United States in the total number of ranked systems. The U.S. presence...

How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback
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How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback

The trucks that roam the highways of the Australian outback are a lot bigger than the average 18-wheeler.

SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs
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SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up
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More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director...

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper
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The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper

For years, Barbara Simons was the loneliest of Cassandras—a technologist who feared what technology had wrought. Her cause was voting: Specifically, she believed...

AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'
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AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'

Hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) experts have called on governments to ban weaponized robots capable of autonomously deciding whether people live or die...

NSF-Funded Report Focuses on Classroom Technology
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NSF-Funded Report Focuses on Classroom Technology

A new report examines the cyberlearning community's efforts to integrate the latest innovations in learning science and computer science into pre-K-12 through post...

Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation
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Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that...

Computer Science, Philosophy Join Forces on Ethics and Technology
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Computer Science, Philosophy Join Forces on Ethics and Technology

Six computer science courses at Harvard this fall are co-taught by professors or teaching fellows from the Philosophy department as part of an initiative that seeks...

China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order
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China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.

Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move
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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren't slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every...

Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR
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Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do.
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