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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?

Volunteers Work to Save Vintage Train Simulator in Berlin
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Volunteers Work to Save Vintage Train Simulator in Berlin

Hydraulic systems jerk and pull the metal train cab back and forth as the driver pilots it along the tracks of Berlin's commuter rail system, as images of the city...

NSF-Funded Program to Train New Generation of Quantum Engineers
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NSF-Funded Program to Train New Generation of Quantum Engineers

Funded by a $1.6 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and Harvard University...

Supercomputers Are Driving a Revolution in Hurricane Forecasting
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Supercomputers Are Driving a Revolution in Hurricane Forecasting

A dramatic increase in computing power helps explain the dramatic increase in hurricane forecast accuracy over the past 20 years.

Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff
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Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

There is absolutely nothing sexy about bellows. But they just might be the future of Japan.

The Milky Way's Speediest Stars Could Solve a 50-Year-Old Mystery
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The Milky Way's Speediest Stars Could Solve a 50-Year-Old Mystery

Ken Shen was racing against the sun.

Video Games Provide Outlet for Empathy, Dialogue, and Increased Self-Awareness, Designer Says
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Video Games Provide Outlet for Empathy, Dialogue, and Increased Self-Awareness, Designer Says

Doris C. Rusch of DePaul University's Deep Games Lab helped create games such as "Blood Myth," which examines sickle cell anemia; "Zombie Yoga" about anxiety; and...

Shortage of Talent Hits Chinese Chipmakers
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Shortage of Talent Hits Chinese Chipmakers

China needs at least 400,000 more employees working in the integrated circuit industry to reach its goal of boosting the industry fivefold before 2030, according...

Wild Card Entrants Join IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition
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Wild Card Entrants Join IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition

Three Wild Card teams are joining the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition designed to develop and apply AI to a society's grand challenges.

Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence
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Microsoft Charts Its Own Path on Artificial Intelligence

Time wasa software companies left inventing new hardware to others.

If Knowledge Is Power, Then Coders Will Inherit the Earth
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If Knowledge Is Power, Then Coders Will Inherit the Earth

Fereshteh Forough and Barbara Liskov discuss their respective approaches to programming and computer science, the challenges and opportunities of being a woman...

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities
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Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, vowed that his company would "keep building" despite a swirl of questions...

The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other
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The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other

Wikipedia editors got locked in a dispute several months ago about the biographical summary boxes that sit atop some pages of the online encyclopedia. The tiff...
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