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Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows
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Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and also create shading and...

8 Overly Confident, Mostly Pessimistic Predictions About Tech in 2018
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8 Overly Confident, Mostly Pessimistic Predictions About Tech in 2018

It was a very strange year for technology companies. They have become a "bipartisan whipping boy," a new sexist institution, responsible for the muddying of the...

Beijing to Build $2 Billion AI Technology Park
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Beijing to Build $2 Billion AI Technology Park

Beijing is planning to build a 13.8 billion yuan (US$2.12 billion) artificial intelligence development park, the Xinhua news agency reports, as China pushes to...

How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw
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How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw

Daniel Gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel...

A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center For Deleting Content
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A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center For Deleting Content

For the first time, Facebook granted journalists access to its new center in Essen, Germany for deleting content from its platform. In the five-story building,...

Tulane Awarded $3.67 Million Grant For Quantum Computer Programming Tools
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Tulane Awarded $3.67 Million Grant For Quantum Computer Programming Tools

Tulane University professor Michael Mislove has received a $3.67 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to help develop tools and related...

Research Reveals 'shocking' Weakness of Lab Courses
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Research Reveals 'shocking' Weakness of Lab Courses

Higher education lab courses would seem to have the advantage on hands-on, active learning, but new research reveals traditional labs fall far short of their pedagogical...

The Labs that Protect Against Online Warfare
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The Labs that Protect Against Online Warfare

Several months after the WannaCry cyber-attack, much of the world still seems to be asleep to the potential catastrophic effects of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure...

Nsa Is Losing Top Talent At A Worrisome Rate
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Nsa Is Losing Top Talent At A Worrisome Rate

The U.S. National Security Agency is losing its top talent at a worrisome rate as highly skilled personnel take higher-paying, more flexible jobs in the private...

At This Camp, Kids Learn Computer Science (without Computers)
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At This Camp, Kids Learn Computer Science (without Computers)

Miryung Kim of UCLA uses blocks, stickers, and large pieces of paper to explain distributed and parallel computing  to kids at the Mommy Computer Science Camp. ...

Scientific Database Arxiv Reaches Billionth Download Milestone
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Scientific Database Arxiv Reaches Billionth Download Milestone

arXiv.org, the open-access repository of scientific research, has surpassed 1 billion downloads.

License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch
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License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let's grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we've witnessed over the past 12 months...

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care
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How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

When Daniel Poston, a second-year medical student in Manhattan, opened the App Store on his iPhone a couple of weeks ago, he was astonished to see an app for a...

Va. Man Behind $20 Million H-1b Visa Fraud Faces Deportation After Prison
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Va. Man Behind $20 Million H-1b Visa Fraud Faces Deportation After Prison

A Virginia businessman who used shell companies to fraudulently apply for nearly a thousand foreign workers visas will spend 28 months in federal prison and then...

Can China Contain Bitcoin?
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Can China Contain Bitcoin?

It was only a matter of time before Bobby Lee, CEO of China's longest-running Bitcoin exchange, found himself in the crosshairs of Chinese regulators.

College Students Come Up with Plug-In to Combat Fake News
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College Students Come Up with Plug-In to Combat Fake News

A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news...

Study of Water Viscosity Promises New Wave of Electronic Devices
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Study of Water Viscosity Promises New Wave of Electronic Devices

A novel approach to studying the viscosity of water has revealed new insights about the behavior of water molecules and may open pathways for liquid-based electronics...

56,000 Layoffs and Counting: India's It Bloodbath This Year May Just Be the Start
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56,000 Layoffs and Counting: India's It Bloodbath This Year May Just Be the Start

Once a top employment generator, India's $160 billion IT industry laid off more than 56,000 employees this year. Meanwhile, hiring plummeted, with entry-level openings...

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine
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The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job...

What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills
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What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills

On a lark, Joel Wilson started developing skills for Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, this past January.
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