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Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own Weight
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Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own Weight

Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have discovered an economical way to make a nano-sized device that can lift 165 times its weight repeatedly, an effect...

These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes
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These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes

The most labor intensive part of putting together a pair of Nikes is assembling the "upper"—the flexible part of the shoe that sits on top of your foot.

Silicon Shows Promise as Li-ion Battery Anode
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Silicon Shows Promise as Li-ion Battery Anode

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland replaced graphite anodes with silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries, possibly quadrupling anode capacity.

AI Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times Faster
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AI Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times Faster

Researchers from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown that neural networks can accurately analyze complex distortions in...

NASA Working with Partners to Provide Harvey Response
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NASA Working with Partners to Provide Harvey Response

NASA is using its assets and expertise from across the agency to help respond to Hurricane Harvey—now Tropical Storm Harvey—which has been a disaster of unprecedented...

Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages
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Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages

Stack Overflow published an analysis this week that identified a small but meaningful divide between the programming technologies used in wealthy countries and...

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles
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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation (see "10 Breakthrough...

Robot Rolls With the Rules of Pedestrian Conduct
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Robot Rolls With the Rules of Pedestrian Conduct

Engineers at MIT have designed an autonomous robot with "socially aware navigation," that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing the general codes of pedestrian...

Scientists Move Graphene Closer to Transistor Applications
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Scientists Move Graphene Closer to Transistor Applications

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have successfully manipulated the electronic structure of graphene, which may enable the fabrication...

What I Learned at Gerrymandering Summer Camp
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What I Learned at Gerrymandering Summer Camp

At 6'5", Aaron Dennis towers over the whiteboard beside him.

One-Time Allies Sour on Joining Trump's Tech Team
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One-Time Allies Sour on Joining Trump's Tech Team

Prsident Trump's victory caught Garrett Johnson—and the rest of humanity—by surprise.

Floating Treasure: Space Law Needs to Catch Up with Asteroid Mining
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Floating Treasure: Space Law Needs to Catch Up with Asteroid Mining

The Outer Space Treaty (OST) turns 50 in October. The foundational 1967 pact establishes space as "the province of all mankind" and forbids the nearly 100 states...

How the NSA Identified Satoshi Nakamoto
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How the NSA Identified Satoshi Nakamoto

The 'creator' of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, gave NSA investigators the only tool they needed to find him — his own words. 

Lost Turing Letters Give Unique Insight Into His Academic Life Prior to Death
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Lost Turing Letters Give Unique Insight Into His Academic Life Prior to Death

A lost and unique collection of letters and correspondence from the late Alan Turing has been found in an old filing cabinet in a storeroom at the University of...

Deep Learning Tackles Science's Big Data Problem
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Deep Learning Tackles Science's Big Data Problem

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the potential of machine learning...

3-D Printed High-Performance Polymer Could Be Used in Space
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3-D Printed High-Performance Polymer Could Be Used in Space

A team of Virginia Tech College of Engineering and College of Science researchers have 3-D printed a polymeric material that could find heavy use in space in any...

In Silicon Valley, the Right Sounds a Surprising Battle Cry: Regulate Tech Giants
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In Silicon Valley, the Right Sounds a Surprising Battle Cry: Regulate Tech Giants

A year ago, Andrew Torba would have balked at the idea of regulating the Internet.

The Myth of the Skills Gap
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The Myth of the Skills Gap

The contention that America's workers lack the skills employers demand is an article of faith among analysts, politicians, and pundits of every stripe, from conservative...

As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check
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As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check

In the last five years, dozens of schools have popped up offering an unusual promise: Even humanities graduates can learn how to code in a few months and join the...

How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made
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How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made

We inhabit a small planet orbiting a medium-sized star about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the Milky Way galaxy—around where Track 2 on an LP record...
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