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The Flat and the Curious
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The Flat and the Curious

Computer simulations are helping researchers overcome the challenge of working with 2-D materials in order to accurately characterize material structures and functions...

So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert
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So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert

California State University offers a variety of degrees and certificate programs at its campuses to prepare students for the rapidly growing cybersecurity field...

The Disappearing American Grad Student
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The Disappearing American Grad Student

There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.

Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?
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Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?

Kai-Fu Lee, one of China's best-known technologists and investors, thinks artificial intelligence is about to supplant many millions of the country's office workers...

Lightning-Fast Communications
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Lightning-Fast Communications

Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered that a special kind of perovskite can be layered on a silicon wafer to create a vital component for the...

Three Ways to Get More Women Into Tech
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Three Ways to Get More Women Into Tech

The percentage of women graduating with computer-science and engineering degrees is still the lowest of all the STEM fields. What can colleges do to support and...

How Student Concentrations Are Changing at Harvard
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How Student Concentrations Are Changing at Harvard

An analysis of nine years of data from Harvard found four major trends on fields of study. 

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren't)
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Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren't)

The national priority in education can be summed up in a four-letter acronym: STEM.

Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers
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Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers

Rutgers engineers create a finger vibration-based security system.

Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More
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Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More

Nathan Treff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 24. It's a disease that runs in families, but it has complex causes. More than one gene is involved. And the...

Why Hedge Funds Are Already Experimenting with Quantum Computers
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Why Hedge Funds Are Already Experimenting with Quantum Computers

Hedge funds are flirting with the idea of using quantum computers in an attempt to give their analysis a speed boost.

Real Security Requires Strong Encryption–Even If Investigators Get Blocked
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Real Security Requires Strong Encryption–Even If Investigators Get Blocked

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years.

China's Papers Gain Global Credibility
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China's Papers Gain Global Credibility

China's academic science papers have moved into second place for global citations, behind the United States, according to the 2017 edition of Statistical Data of...

California Legislators Make Cybersecurity Education a Top Priority
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California Legislators Make Cybersecurity Education a Top Priority

State of California educators, government, and business representatives are working together to meet demands for cybersecurity workers and create opportunities...

'We Can't Compete': Why Universities Are Losing Their Best AI Scientists
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'We Can't Compete': Why Universities Are Losing Their Best AI Scientists

Computer scientists are being lured from academia by a handful of companies whose offers that are hard to turn down.

How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without Electronics
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How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without Electronics

A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment...

Citation Is Not the Only Impact
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Citation Is Not the Only Impact

What makes good science? And how do Nature's editors select papers to publish?

Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks
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Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back, with Some New Tricks

Sony Corp. is bringing back its iconic robotic dog, aibo.

Team Aims to Turn Computer Systems into Digital Detectives
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Team Aims to Turn Computer Systems into Digital Detectives

An international team of scientists are developing algorithms to extract the most useful information from multi-modal data in order to teach a computer system to...
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