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Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account
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Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account

Last week, Amazon announced a change to an Amazon Web Service designed specifically to end the use of domain fronting—the exploitation of a content delivery network's...

Computation Counts
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Computation Counts

Students are flocking to MIT's Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, where they learn not just coding but computational thinking.

Why Silicon Valley Must Go to War
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Why Silicon Valley Must Go to War

Should technologists prevent their tools from being used to wage war? This question was answered with a furious yes at Google recently, when more than 3,000 employees ...

Most Americans Look to Research Universities for Innovation Leadership
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Most Americans Look to Research Universities for Innovation Leadership

A survey from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation found that 71 percent of Americans believe research universities are a "major force" in driving...

AI to Help China Reach for the Stars
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AI to Help China Reach for the Stars

China is stepping up development of artificial intelligence technology to support its space programs.

Smart Microchip Can Self-Start and Operate When Battery Runs Out
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Smart Microchip Can Self-Start and Operate When Battery Runs Out

A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore has developed an innovative microchip that can continue to operate even when the battery runs out...

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform
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Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

In some ways, Synthego looks like any other Silicon Valley startup.

Football Star Tackles Computer Science
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Football Star Tackles Computer Science

USC student-athlete Yoofi Quansah balanced sports and academics, training 20 hours per week while earning his bachelor's and master's computer science degrees in...

Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Virtual-Reality Applications Give Science a New Dimension
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Virtual-Reality Applications Give Science a New Dimension

As I put on a virtual-reality (VR) headset, the outside world disappears.

Singapore Airport May Use Facial Recognition Systems to Find Late Passengers
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Singapore Airport May Use Facial Recognition Systems to Find Late Passengers

Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers?

Shake Rattle and Code
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Shake Rattle and Code

A team from the Southern California Earthquake Center is using the supercomputing resources of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to advance modeling for...

Cambridge Receives Funding for New AI Supercomputer
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Cambridge Receives Funding for New AI Supercomputer

A new £10 million (US$13.65 millon) AI academic supercomputer, based at the University of Cambridge, will be made available to artificial intelligence technology...

Intel Wants Its New Drones to Find Jobs Outside the Spotlight
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Intel Wants Its New Drones to Find Jobs Outside the Spotlight

Intel Corp. drones played starring roles at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the music and arts festival Coachella and danced above the Bellagio Hotel's fountains in Las...

Flying Disc Project Mistaken for UFO
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Flying Disc Project Mistaken for UFO

Back in 1992, UNLV engineering professors Brendan O'Toole and Darrell Pepper challenged their students to build the world's largest flying disc.

How A Major Tech Company Could Help Educate California High School Students
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How A Major Tech Company Could Help Educate California High School Students

IBM wants to create 20 new California schools offering career training in science and technology, with the support of state lawmakers.

White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears
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White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears

The Trump administration is considering strict measures to block Chinese citizens from performing sensitive research at American universities and research institutes...

This Indian Techie Is Fighting Sexism in Artificial Intelligence
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This Indian Techie Is Fighting Sexism in Artificial Intelligence

Frustrated by the reinforcement of sexist ideas by subservient bots with female personas, Kriti Sharma has created a gender-neutral personal finance assistant. ...

Iran Confirms Arrest of British Computer Science Professor
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Iran Confirms Arrest of British Computer Science Professor

A spokesman for Iran's judiciary has confirmed that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian academic, has been arrested on security charges.

Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
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Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students from the United States and Japan will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station....
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