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AP Computer Science Draws in More Girls, Minorities
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AP Computer Science Draws in More Girls, Minorities

More young women took an Advanced Placement computer science exam in 2016 than in 2007 through 2013 combined, mainly because of the College Board's new AP CS Principles...

The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
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The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

The technology world's $400 billion-and-up club—long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon—needs to make room...

Engineer's Model Lays Groundwork for Machine-Learning Device
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Engineer's Model Lays Groundwork for Machine-Learning Device

An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.

Chatbot Helps Prospective Students Find the Right Courses
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Chatbot Helps Prospective Students Find the Right Courses

Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right courses.

Science Doesn't Explain Tech's Diversity Problem – History Does
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Science Doesn't Explain Tech's Diversity Problem – History Does

The idea that women or people of color lack the innate qualities that white men possess to succeed in high-status, elite professions is decades old. It is a tired...

'It Knew What You Were Going to Do Next': AI Learns from Pro Gamers, Then Crushes Them
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'It Knew What You Were Going to Do Next': AI Learns from Pro Gamers, Then Crushes Them

For decades, the world's smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence.

Global Rankings of Computer Science Universities, 2017
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Global Rankings of Computer Science Universities, 2017

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has released the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017. The report ranks more than 4,000 universities in 52 subjects.

Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth
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Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth

With NASA's sample-caching 2020 Mars rover mission just around the corner, the best strategy for hauling Red Planet rock and dirt to Earth is a now a topic of considerable...

The Problem With Tech Diversity Reports
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The Problem With Tech Diversity Reports

Tech companies have gotten in the practice of releasing diversity reports, but are those reports aren't transparent enough.

Everyone Thinks That Automation Will Take Our Jobs. The Evidence Disagrees
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Everyone Thinks That Automation Will Take Our Jobs. The Evidence Disagrees

Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn't as hard as it...

Reverence for Robots: Japanese Workers Treasure Automation
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Reverence for Robots: Japanese Workers Treasure Automation

Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming...

World's Largest Data Center to be Built in Arctic Circle
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World's Largest Data Center to be Built in Arctic Circle

A U.S.-Norwegian joint venture will build the world's largest data center in a small town north of the Arctic Circle.

Defeating Cyberattacks on 3-D Printers
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Defeating Cyberattacks on 3-D Printers

Rutgers University and Georgia Tech engineers have devised three ways to combat cyberattacks on 3-D printers.

China's Plan for World Domination in AI Isn't So Crazy After All
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China's Plan for World Domination in AI Isn't So Crazy After All

Xu Li's software scans more faces than maybe any on earth. He has the Chinese police to thank.

Defense Secretary James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley's AI Ascent
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Defense Secretary James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley's AI Ascent

Defense Secretary James Mattis has a lot on his mind these days. North Korea, obviously. China's expanding claims on the South China sea. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria...

Study Finds Tweets Change When You Are Sick
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Study Finds Tweets Change When You Are Sick

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory studied tweets to understand how people behave differently on social media when they are sick.

Virtual Detectives Use Social Media to Study Global Fashion Trends
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Virtual Detectives Use Social Media to Study Global Fashion Trends

Cornell University researchers tapped the billions of photographs uploaded daily to photo-sharing services and social media platforms to understand worldwide fashion...

De-Jargonizing Program Helps Decode Science Speak
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De-Jargonizing Program Helps Decode Science Speak

To help scientists recognize which words are jargon and should be avoided or explained when engaging with the public, researchers have created a program that automatically...

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets
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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies.

Chicago Maps Its Underground Maze
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Chicago Maps Its Underground Maze

James Jackson has a problem: He doesn't know what he's getting into.
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