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Tech Giants Hunt for AI Startups – And the Brains Behind Them
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Tech Giants Hunt for AI Startups – And the Brains Behind Them

Technology giants are opening their checkbooks to purchase artificial intelligence startups to land talent and keep pace in the hot field.

Tool Could Help Researchers Design Better Cancer Vaccines
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Tool Could Help Researchers Design Better Cancer Vaccines

Researchers have developed a computational tool that could help predict which tumor-specific antigens will be displayed on tumor cells, and hence would be the best...

Finland Is Making Its Online AI Crash Course Free to the World
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Finland Is Making Its Online AI Crash Course Free to the World

Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence to its citizens last year. Now it nation is making the six week program available for anyone...

I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park
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I Was A Teenage Code-Breaker at Bletchley Park

Helen Andrews was one of the youngest workers at Bletchley Park in 1940. She has only recently started talking about her experiences

Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work
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Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work

A former contractor for Siemens planted logic bombs in projects he designed that caused them to periodically malfunction. Then wait for a call to come fix things...

Scientists Create Color-Changing Chocolates
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Scientists Create Color-Changing Chocolates

ETH researchers are making chocolates shimmer in rainbow colors without the addition of colorants.

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say
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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say

Online hate speech could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, University of Cambridge researchers say.

'Regret Clause' Most Effective Anti-Cheating Method for Harvard's Intro CS Course
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'Regret Clause' Most Effective Anti-Cheating Method for Harvard's Intro CS Course

A report on cheating in Harvard's "CS50: Introduction to Computer Science" course found that a "regret clause" introduced in 2014 to reduce referrals to the university's...

Planetary Scientists Developing Large-Scale 'Imagery-Computing Superhighway'
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Planetary Scientists Developing Large-Scale 'Imagery-Computing Superhighway'

The same sophisticated satellite imaging techniques being developed to map and identify the size and composition of uncharted land in Antarctica soon may help scientists...

Abbott Labs Forces Github to Remove Free Blood Glucose Monitoring Tool
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Abbott Labs Forces Github to Remove Free Blood Glucose Monitoring Tool

Abbott Labs used U.S. copyright law to force Diabettech, a diabetes treatment technology website, to remove from Github technical instructions and code for extracting...

Robotics Workshops Help Girls Discover A Passion for Coding
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Robotics Workshops Help Girls Discover A Passion for Coding

Weekend workshops at MIT give middle and high school girls hands-on experience with robotics and coding.

NSF Awards UIC $1.5M for New Data Science Institute
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NSF Awards UIC $1.5M for New Data Science Institute

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to...

Machine-Learning Tools Eye Quicker, Cheaper Solar Cell Designs
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Machine-Learning Tools Eye Quicker, Cheaper Solar Cell Designs

Researchers at Iowa State University are developing machine learning tools to help flip the design script and accelerate the development of better solar cells. ...

What Do Police Know About Digital Evidence?
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What Do Police Know About Digital Evidence?

A new report examines how well police officers recognize and handle digital evidence at a crime scene, where a smart TV or phone may provide evidence as important...

Rude Paper Reviews Are Pervasive and Sometimes Harmful, Study Finds
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Rude Paper Reviews Are Pervasive and Sometimes Harmful, Study Finds

Unprofessional peer reviews likely have and will continue to perpetuate the gap in STEM fields for traditionally underrepresented groups, a PeerJ study says.

Cigna Uses AI to Check if Patients Are Taking Their Medications
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Cigna Uses AI to Check if Patients Are Taking Their Medications

Health insurer Cigna is expanding an AI-based system it acquired with its purchase of Express Scripts. Early results showed success in helping patients with chronic...

Record Number of NYC Students Receiving Computer Science Education
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Record Number of NYC Students Receiving Computer Science Education

More than 160,000 students in New York City received some form of computer science education during the 2018-2019 school year, a record high, the city's Department...

Tech Workplaces Are Less Popular This Year, Glassdoor Finds
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Tech Workplaces Are Less Popular This Year, Glassdoor Finds

A number of tech names have seen their rankings fall in Glassdoor's annual "Best Places to Work" list. The techlash could harm Big Tech's recruiting and employee...

Team MAVLab Wins $1 Million as Autonomous Drone Racing Champions
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Team MAVLab Wins $1 Million as Autonomous Drone Racing Champions

Team MAVLab, the drone research lab of the Delft University of Technology, won a $1 million cash prize as the leading AlphaPilot team of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence...

Amazon Retrains More of Its Staff For Digital Future
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Amazon Retrains More of Its Staff For Digital Future

Amazon is in the midst of retraining a third of its U.S. workforce to prepare for new types of work. One of the challenges, management experts say, is determining...
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