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Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
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Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within...

How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen
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How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen

The right paint can add pizazz to your walls—and now it can also make them smarter.

Trilogy Raises $50 Million for University-Boot Camp Program
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Trilogy Raises $50 Million for University-Boot Camp Program

Trilogy Education Services, which runs programming boot camps on the campuses of presitigious universities, has raised an additional $50 million from investors....

USB-IF Publishes HID Standard for Braille Displays
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USB-IF Publishes HID Standard for Braille Displays

USB Implementers Forum has released a new standard for braille displays to improve accessibility for blind or low-vision users across different operating systems...

What's the Best City for Software Engineers?
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What's the Best City for Software Engineers?

Hint: It's not San Jose or San Francisco.

Cell-like Nanorobots Clear Bacteria and Toxins From Blood
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Cell-like Nanorobots Clear Bacteria and Toxins From Blood

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with...

The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design
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The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

In 2011, the Dutch industrial giant Philips unveiled something it called the Microbial Home.

Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs
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Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have now designed a device that uses flash memory to process  graphs consisting of billions of nodes and connecting lines using only...

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google
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How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head...

How Technology Companies Alienate Women During Recruitment
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How Technology Companies Alienate Women During Recruitment

The way technology companies recruit candidates during on-campus information sessions could play a role in dissuading women from such jobs, a new study has found...

Building Nanomaterials for Next-Generation Computing
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Building Nanomaterials for Next-Generation Computing

Nanoscientists at Northwestern University have developed a blueprint to fabricate new heterostructures using 2-D materials.

Teaching Chores To An Artificial Agent
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Teaching Chores To An Artificial Agent

Researchers will demonstrate a system that can simulate detailed household tasks and then have artificial "agents" execute them, opening up the possibility of one...

Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms
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Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms

Microsoft is building a tool to automatically identify bias in a range of different AI algorithms.

The G.D.P.R., Europe's New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy
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The G.D.P.R., Europe's New Privacy Law, and the Future of the Global Data Economy

They're curious messengers, these ants in your in-box.

Microsoft Is Developing a Tool to Help Engineers Catch Bias in Algorithms
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Microsoft Is Developing a Tool to Help Engineers Catch Bias in Algorithms

Microsoft is developing a tool that can detect bias in artificial intelligence algorithms with the goal of helping businesses use AI without running the risk of...

Graphene Layered With Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics
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Graphene Layered With Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics

Researchers at Berkeley Labs coupled graphene with thin layers of magnetic materials to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation...

Comprehensive Database Will Track Which K-12 Schools Teach C.S.
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Comprehensive Database Will Track Which K-12 Schools Teach C.S.

Code.org has announced a joint initiative with the Computer Science Teachers Association to create a nationwide database of U.S. schools showing which teach computer...

Before Reproducibility Must Come Preproducibility
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Before Reproducibility Must Come Preproducibility

From time to time over the past few years, I've politely refused requests to referee an article on the grounds that it lacks enough information for me to check...

Researchers Devise More Effective Location Awareness for the IoT
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Researchers Devise More Effective Location Awareness for the IoT

Engineers at Tufts University have come up with an improved algorithm for localizing and tracking mobile products by distributing the task among the devices themselves...

How Researchers Are Teaching AI to Learn Like a Child
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How Researchers Are Teaching AI to Learn Like a Child

Researchers in machine learning who use mountains of data to train computers to learn just about anything "have a blind spot," says Gary Marcus of New York University...
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