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In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'Accelerators' Aim to Bring Startups Home
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In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'Accelerators' Aim to Bring Startups Home

Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and...

UC Berkeley Graduate Recognized with 2017 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
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UC Berkeley Graduate Recognized with 2017 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

Aviad Rubinstein is the recipient of the ACM 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation "Hardness of Approximation Between P and NP," which established...

Some Hard Numbers on Science's Leadership Problems
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Some Hard Numbers on Science's Leadership Problems

Scientists pride themselves on being keen observers, but many seem to have trouble spotting the problems right under their noses.

India Leads in Number of Students Opting for Science, Tech Degrees
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India Leads in Number of Students Opting for Science, Tech Degrees

India leads the world in the number of students getting bachelors degrees in STEM subjects, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development's Technology...

CMU Launches Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence
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CMU Launches Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will offer a new undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence beginning in the fall of 2018, a first...

The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off
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The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

Engineers at the University of Washington have created a tiny flying robot that can be powered remotely without a wire tether.

White House Eliminates Top Cyber Adviser Post 
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White House Eliminates Top Cyber Adviser Post 

The Trump administration has eliminated the White House's top cyber policy role, jettisoning a key position created during the Obama presidency to harmonize the...

Smarter People Don't Have Better Passwords, Study Finds
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Smarter People Don't Have Better Passwords, Study Finds

A study by Asia Pacific College in the Philippines shows that students with better grades use bad passwords in the same proportion as students with bad grades. ...

Your Body is Transparentized in a Virtual Environment
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Your Body is Transparentized in a Virtual Environment

A team of researchers from Toyohashi University of Technology, the University of Tokyo, and Keio University have developed a method to induce a sense of illusory...

Inside Google, a Debate Rages: Should It Sell Artificial Intelligence to the Military?
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Inside Google, a Debate Rages: Should It Sell Artificial Intelligence to the Military?

Last July, 13 U.S. military commanders and technology executives met at the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outpost, two miles from Google headquarters.

Racing for an A: Students Put Self-Driving Cars to Final Test
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Racing for an A: Students Put Self-Driving Cars to Final Test

Computer science students at the University of Virginia raced miniature autonomous vehicles last week as part of their final exam.

Wikipedia's Top-Cited Scholarly Articles, Revealed
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Wikipedia's Top-Cited Scholarly Articles, Revealed

The most-cited journal articles on Wikipedia include papers on the names of lunar craters and the DNA sequences of human and mouse genes—and many of the most popular...

Popular Encrypted Email Standards Are Unsafe - European Researchers
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Popular Encrypted Email Standards Are Unsafe - European Researchers

European researchers have found that the popular PGP and S/MIME email encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked, leading them to urge people using them...

Solving the Data Science Conundrum
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Solving the Data Science Conundrum

The Explore Data Science Academy is looking to train an increasing number of data scientists in South Africa.

Three-Year College Degree Programs Get an 'F' Grade, Report Says
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Three-Year College Degree Programs Get an 'F' Grade, Report Says

Schools offering three-year bachelor's degrees to counter the rising costs of college education are failing students, according to an analysis by Johns Hopkins...

Computer Languages Cannot Teach the Skills Kids Learn in Foreign Language Classes
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Computer Languages Cannot Teach the Skills Kids Learn in Foreign Language Classes

The Texas State Board of Education has adopted criteria to change high school graduation requirements to allow advanced computer science courses to replace foreign...

Researchers Hide Information in Plain Text
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Researchers Hide Information in Plain Text

Columbia computer scientists have invented FontCode, a way to embed hidden information in ordinary text by imperceptibly changing the shapes of fonts in text. The...

Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce
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Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce

Two technology booms—some people might call them frenzies—are combining to turn a once-obscure type of microprocessor into a must-have but scarce commodity.

The White House Just Started An AI Task Force
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The White House Just Started An AI Task Force

The Trump administration has announced a new AI task force that will promote American artificial intelligence efforts.

Who Pays the Most, and Least, in Silicon Valley?
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Who Pays the Most, and Least, in Silicon Valley?

How much do workers at tech firms make?
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