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Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists
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Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists

The portrayal of STEM jobs in U.S. film and television largely reinforces the narrative that scientists are white men, according to a study by the Geena Davis Institute...

Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain
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Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain

Samsung has created smart TV software you can control with your brainwaves.

A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers
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A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software...

Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?
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Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?

To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.

How Trump Could Hurt Google
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How Trump Could Hurt Google

President Donald Trump's Tuesday morning attack on Google for delivering "rigged" search results met with a swift denial from the company, but Trump's threat to...

The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views
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The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views

Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting...

A Video Game Can Change the Brain, May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers
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A Video Game Can Change the Brain, May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers

Kids who played a video game designed to train empathy showed greater connectivity in brain networks related to empathy and perspective taking, a new study shows...

Harry Potter Coding Kit Teaches Programming with a Wand
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Harry Potter Coding Kit Teaches Programming with a Wand

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit from Kano teaches kids how to program a wand to perform magic spells.

Robot Drinks Stir Man vs Machine Debate
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Robot Drinks Stir Man vs Machine Debate

A robotic arm mixes the cocktails at Ratio in downtown Shanghai, where customers choose how many shots of alcohol they want and the specific combination of liquors...

How Can Video Games Impact Education?
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How Can Video Games Impact Education?

Video games should be used to promote student motivation, engagement, and ultimately learning, the same as any other effective learning facilitator, says Texas...

NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination
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NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its...

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life
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Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political, and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend...

Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials
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Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials

A group of scientists at Berkeley Lab bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual...

Computer Science Students Honored for Humanizing Robots With Humor
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Computer Science Students Honored for Humanizing Robots With Humor

Three Stanford computer science students developed a model that can detect humor in spoken language and predict when a conversational agent should respond with...

Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81
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Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81

Samuel F. Dabney, an electrical engineer who laid the groundwork for the modern video game industry as a co-founder of Atari and helped create the hit console game...

Wrigley Field Serves as Classroom for Lane Tech Students
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Wrigley Field Serves as Classroom for Lane Tech Students

Lane Tech College Prep High School students, in collaboration with the University of Chicago, have installed sensor boxes at Wrigley Field to measure sound levels...

Disabled Videogamers Get a New Controller
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Disabled Videogamers Get a New Controller

Microsoft Corp. is making a videogame controller designed for people with disabilities, the latest in a growing number of industry efforts to accommodate players...

Video Games Provide Outlet for Empathy, Dialogue, and Increased Self-Awareness, Designer Says
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Video Games Provide Outlet for Empathy, Dialogue, and Increased Self-Awareness, Designer Says

Doris C. Rusch of DePaul University's Deep Games Lab helped create games such as "Blood Myth," which examines sickle cell anemia; "Zombie Yoga" about anxiety; and...

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities
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Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, vowed that his company would "keep building" despite a swirl of questions...

Avengers: Infinity War and the CG Effects Behind Thanos
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Avengers: Infinity War and the CG Effects Behind Thanos

Avengers: Infinity War is packed with dozens of beloved characters we've watched and loved over 10 years of Marvel movies. But one character stands—literally—head...
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