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New Software Speeds Origami Structure Designs
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New Software Speeds Origami Structure Designs

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed software that streamlines the design process for origami-based structures, making it easier for engineers...

Tim Cook Says the Tech 'Doesn't Exist' for Quality AR Glasses Yet
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Tim Cook Says the Tech 'Doesn't Exist' for Quality AR Glasses Yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality's rise will be as "dramatic" as that of the App Store, but he doesn't believe AR glasses or similar wearables arewith...

MIT's Regina Barzilay Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
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MIT's Regina Barzilay Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

MIT computer scientist who studies natural language processing and machine learning wins $625,000 prize.

VR Promised Us the Future. Too Bad We're Stuck in the Present
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VR Promised Us the Future. Too Bad We're Stuck in the Present

Are you going to buy a virtual reality headset?

China is Opening a New Quantum Research Supercenter
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China is Opening a New Quantum Research Supercenter

China wants to build a quantum computer with a million times the computing power of all others presently in the world.

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of 23andMe
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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of 23andMe

There's a placard in Anne Wojcicki's office enshrining the attitude that nearly ran her company, 23andme, aground.

How Bitcoins Are Mined in Moscow Kitchens
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How Bitcoins Are Mined in Moscow Kitchens

Dmitry Gutov's Moscow kitchen is home to an automated mining operation. Not for gold and industrial metals like many of his country's exporters, but for bitcoin...

UCSD's Stefan Savage Wins a MacArthur Award
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UCSD's Stefan Savage Wins a MacArthur Award

Stefan Savage, who's just won a five-year, $625,000 "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation, talks about how he became interested in cybersecurity, computer...

Could the 'Alzheimer's Gene' Finally Become a Drug Target?
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Could the 'Alzheimer's Gene' Finally Become a Drug Target?

Among hundreds of genes that might nudge your risk of Alzheimer's up or down, Apolipoprotein E (APOE) has the strongest effect.

Software Makes Educational Materials More Accessible in Developing Nations
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Software Makes Educational Materials More Accessible in Developing Nations

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has partnered with developers in Zambia and Ethiopia to develop a software solution to address two recurring challenges...

Using Cameras to See Around Corners
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Using Cameras to See Around Corners

Researchers at MIT have developed a system that uses information about light reflections to detect objects or people in a hidden scene and measure their speed and...

Forget About It
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Forget About It

Inspired by human forgetfulness — how brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information — scientists conducted a study that combined supercomputer...

The Female Code-Breakers Who Were Left Out of History Books
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The Female Code-Breakers Who Were Left Out of History Books

Picture this. In 1917, the United States is just entering World War One. But to begin with, its military is small and its capacity for intelligence gathering is...

Novel Circuit Design Boosts Wearable Thermoelectric Generators
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Novel Circuit Design Boosts Wearable Thermoelectric Generators

Researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators that can harvest energy from body heat to power simple wearable devices.

China's AI Awakening
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China's AI Awakening

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people at once, and...

Nvidia Sets Sights on the Driverless Revolution with Drive PX Pegasus
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Nvidia Sets Sights on the Driverless Revolution with Drive PX Pegasus

On Tuesday, Nvidia announced a new version of its automotive-grade compute platforms, Drive PX Pegasus.

Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay
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Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company's size has made it too attractive as a target for government...

How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science
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How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

About as many Democrats live in Wisconsin as Republicans do.

This Is How Much Google Is Spending on Cutting Edge AI Research
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This Is How Much Google Is Spending on Cutting Edge AI Research

Google acquired the British artificial-intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for a reported £400 million (roughly $525 million), a company its cofounder Demis Hassabis ...

Study Sees Digital Divide Within the Global Classroom
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Study Sees Digital Divide Within the Global Classroom

A new study describes the similarities and differences between college students in the United States and India on managing students' use of digital devices in the...
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