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Building Tomorrow's Robots
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Building Tomorrow's Robots

When Brandon Araki arrived at MIT in 2015 as a master's candidate in mechanical engineering, he brought along the picobug, a tiny robot that can fly, crawl, and...

Report Proposes Learning Tech Inequality Solutions
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Report Proposes Learning Tech Inequality Solutions

Free and open technologies do not democratize education, though strategies exist to combat educational inequity and should be replicated, says a new report.

Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook?
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Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook?

Later today, executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about the ways that Russian operatives used...

Deleting Disparity in Computer Science
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Deleting Disparity in Computer Science

Mehul Smriti Raje, winner of the 2017 Student of Vision ABIE Award from the Anita Borg Institute, has founded a group that works to attract more women to computer...

Behold, the World's Most Famous Teapot
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Behold, the World's Most Famous Teapot

Martin Newell was worried about his Ph.D. research as he sat down to tea with his wife one day in 1974.

Sensor Network Captures City Data
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Sensor Network Captures City Data

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with the city of Oak Ridge, Tenn., to develop a comprehensive sensor network and real-time visualization...

Research Team Creates Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator
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Research Team Creates Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator

Cornell College senior Nicholas Bieno and Professor of Engineering Brian Johns teamed up to create a virtual reality surgical simulator that allows doctors-in-training...

Facebook Struggles to Contain Russia Narrative
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Facebook Struggles to Contain Russia Narrative

Facebook has been happy to keep congressional investigators focused on the Russian-bought online ads that helped sway voters in last year's election—despite the...

Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In
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Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In

Late in 2015, Gilberto Titericz, an electrical engineer at Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, told his boss he planned to resign, after seven years maintaining...

Why the Explosive Growth of E-Commerce Could Mean More Jobs
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Why the Explosive Growth of E-Commerce Could Mean More Jobs

When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their...

'Combosquatting' Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users
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'Combosquatting' Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

Attackers are tricking users into visiting website domains that contain familiar trademarks — but with additional words that change the destination to an attack...

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Scare Us?
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Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Scare Us?

With Shelley, the world's first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration, MIT researchers aim for goosebumps.

Hewlett-Packard Historical Archives Destroyed in Santa Rosa Fires
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Hewlett-Packard Historical Archives Destroyed in Santa Rosa Fires

When flames incinerated hundreds of homes in Santa Rosa, Calif. earlier this month, they also destroyed irreplaceable papers and correspondence of William Hewlett...

Twitter Bans Russian Government-Owned News Sites RT and Sputnik from Buying Ads
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Twitter Bans Russian Government-Owned News Sites RT and Sputnik from Buying Ads

Twitter is banning two Russian government-affiliated news sites from advertising on its platform, the social network said Thursday.

Many Junior Scientists Need to Take a Hard Look at Their Job Prospects
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Many Junior Scientists Need to Take a Hard Look at Their Job Prospects

International science is training many more Ph.D. students than the academic system can support.

A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work
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A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work

A data-based analysis of behavior by men and women at a large multinational firm found that the two groups acted identically but were treated differently, which...

The 6 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040
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The 6 Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040

If you're a new parent, or prone to abstract theorizing, you've probably spent some late nights wondering what the future holds for job seekers.

Let Your Car Tell You What It Needs
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Let Your Car Tell You What It Needs

An MIT team is developing a smartphone app that can tell if a car's tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing.

Class'Code Wins 2017 Best Practices in Education Award
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Class'Code Wins 2017 Best Practices in Education Award

Researchers at Nantes University in France have won the Informatics Europe 2017 Best Practices in Education Award for their Class'Code project, an open training...

How We Feel About Robots That Feel
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How We Feel About Robots That Feel

Octavia, a humanoid robot designed to fight fires on Navy ships, has mastered an impressive range of facial expressions.
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