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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...

Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash
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Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash

More than a second before a self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in March, the vehicle's computer system determined it needed to brake...

NIST Puts the Optical Microscope Under the Microscope
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NIST Puts the Optical Microscope Under the Microscope

Research developments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology enable optical microscopes to measure nanometer-scale motion with a new level of accuracy...

Physicists Leap Into Quantum Computing with Simulations of Atomic Nucleus
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Physicists Leap Into Quantum Computing with Simulations of Atomic Nucleus

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully simulated an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer.

Silicon Valley Must Consider Tech Ethics, DeepMind Chief Says
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Silicon Valley Must Consider Tech Ethics, DeepMind Chief Says

Big technology companies must rethink the way they develop products and services to put ethical considerations in the forefront, DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman...

Chip-Scale Broadband Optical System Can Sense Molecules in the Mid-Infrared
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Chip-Scale Broadband Optical System Can Sense Molecules in the Mid-Infrared

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated a chip-based dual-comb spectrometer in the mid-infrared range that requires no moving parts and can acquire...

Making Decisions That the Computers Cannot
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Making Decisions That the Computers Cannot

Brain drain to the corporate sector has universities worried. The next generation of scientists risks losing its teachers.

70 Years of Instant Photos, Thanks to Inventor Edwin Land's Polaroid Camera
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70 Years of Instant Photos, Thanks to Inventor Edwin Land's Polaroid Camera

It probably happens every minute of the day: A little girl demands to see the photo her parent has just taken of her. Today, thanks to smartphones and other digital...

Software Will Help Researchers Interact With Data in New Ways
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Software Will Help Researchers Interact With Data in New Ways

Brookhaven National Laboratory computer scientist Wei Xu is building software to help researchers visualize data and create an interactive environment that helps...

Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It
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Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It

Better batteries mean better products. They give us longer-lasting smartphones, anxiety-free electric transport, and potentially, more efficient energy storage...

How China Acquires 'the Crown Jewels' of U.S. Technology
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How China Acquires 'the Crown Jewels' of U.S. Technology

The U.S. government was well aware of China's aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year...

Wrigley Field Serves as Classroom for Lane Tech Students
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Wrigley Field Serves as Classroom for Lane Tech Students

Lane Tech College Prep High School students, in collaboration with the University of Chicago, have installed sensor boxes at Wrigley Field to measure sound levels...

Improving Security Against Quantum Computers
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Improving Security Against Quantum Computers

Sean Hallgren of Penn State has received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense to work on algorithms that cannot be broken by quantum computers.

Algorithm More Accurately Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Failure
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Algorithm More Accurately Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Failure

A risk prediction algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long. The algorithm would...

The Surprising Return of the Repo Man
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The Surprising Return of the Repo Man

The computer in the spotter car shouted "Hide!," and repo agent Derek Lewis knew that meant to keep driving like nothing had happened.

How Tech Can Turn Doctors Into Clerical Workers
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How Tech Can Turn Doctors Into Clerical Workers

There are times when the diagnosis announces itself as the patient walks in, because the body is, among other things, a text.

Disabled Videogamers Get a New Controller
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Disabled Videogamers Get a New Controller

Microsoft Corp. is making a videogame controller designed for people with disabilities, the latest in a growing number of industry efforts to accommodate players...
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