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The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem
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The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem

The NSA is one of the world's most notoriously secretive and powerful government agencies, guarding its powerful hacking tools and massive caches of collected data...

IT Workers Can Demand Higher Pay, More Benefits in 2018
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IT Workers Can Demand Higher Pay, More Benefits in 2018

Knowledgeable tech workers are in the position of power and shouldn't be afraid to ask — to demand — robust pay and benefits packages.

Google Unit Launches Group to Explore Ethical Impacts of AI
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Google Unit Launches Group to Explore Ethical Impacts of AI

An artificial intelligence research company owned by Google-parent Alphabet is launching a new division to examine the ethical impacts of AI.

Texas Tech Researcher Explores Cardiac Waveforms for Cyber Authentication
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Texas Tech Researcher Explores Cardiac Waveforms for Cyber Authentication

Changzhi Li is looking to develop a method of continuous authentication that utilizes the waveform of the human heartbeat to ensure the security of sensitive information...

New Cars Increasingly Crammed with Distracting Technology
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New Cars Increasingly Crammed with Distracting Technology

The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel...

'Mind-Boggling' Math Could Make Blockchain Work for Wall Street
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'Mind-Boggling' Math Could Make Blockchain Work for Wall Street

A major breakthrough in cryptography may have solved one of the biggest obstacles to using blockchain technology on Wall Street: keeping transaction data private...

A Summer Away From the Keyboard
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A Summer Away From the Keyboard

Three computer science students explain the pros and cons of spending their summer away from coding.

Why Researchers Should Step Out of the Lab
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Why Researchers Should Step Out of the Lab

Quantitative assessment, cost modeling, and greater interaction with potential users of technology developed in research labs will help it become better aligned...

What Is STEM Education?
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What Is STEM Education?

Teaching STEM in physical and online classrooms is the focus of two new papers that pull back the curtain to show there's more to the art of teaching than science...

This 'Ghost Gun' Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns
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This 'Ghost Gun' Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns

For the past five years, Cody Wilson has applied every possible advance in digital manufacturing technology to the mission of undermining government attempts at...

Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale
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Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale

Scientists set record resolution for patterning materials at sizes as small as a single nanometer using microscope-based lithography.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities are Murky
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Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities are Murky

Hot-air balloon pilot Richard Varney typically spends his weekends transporting tourists around central Massachusetts in a huge, multicolored balloon. But on a...

Where Are Computer-Savvy Workers Going to Come From?
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Where Are Computer-Savvy Workers Going to Come From?

Linda Ott, professor of computer science at Michigan Technological University, comments on President Trump's call for funding for computer science and coding education...

Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic Sensors
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Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic Sensors

Late one night in September, Victor Cruz, a geophysicist at Mexico's National Autonomous University, submitted an article to a scientific journal describing progress...

The iPhone Didn't Emerge from Nothing. Here's What Came Before It
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The iPhone Didn't Emerge from Nothing. Here's What Came Before It

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs stood on the MacWorld stage in his jeans and a black turtleneck.

False News of the Vegas Attack Spread on Google, Facebook
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False News of the Vegas Attack Spread on Google, Facebook

False news that erroneously named a suspect in the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday spread on Google and Facebook before the services removed the posts...

Researchers Get First Look at Electrons Escaping Atoms
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Researchers Get First Look at Electrons Escaping Atoms

Researchers have succeeded in tracking an electron leaving the vicinity of an atom as the atom absorbs light, a first step toward controlling electrons' behavior...

Gravitational Wave Detection Wins Physics Nobel
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Gravitational Wave Detection Wins Physics Nobel

Three physicists who had leading roles in the first direct detection of gravitational waves have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

DARPA Looks to Counter Social Bots
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DARPA Looks to Counter Social Bots

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor Nitin Agarwal has received $230,000 to help the U.S. Department of Defense defend against the use of social bots...

How Experts Comb Satellite Images for Clues on North Korea's Nuclear Tests
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How Experts Comb Satellite Images for Clues on North Korea's Nuclear Tests

Satellite images of North Korean missile testing sites or nuclear reactor facilities can sometimes reveal smears of yellow or befuddling brown objects at certain...
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