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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report
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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday....

Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery
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Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery

Brookhaven Lab collaborated with Columbia University, University of Edinburgh, and Intel to optimize the performance of a 144-node parallel computer and accelerate...

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with...

Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades
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Scientists Predict 'Internet of Thoughts' Within Decades

A Human Brain/Cloud Interface will give people instant access to vast knowledge and computing power via thought alone, experts predict.

Ford, UMich Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment
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Ford, UMich Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. teamed up to study the environmental impacts of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts, or flying...

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Robots Read Feelings With Speed and Accuracy
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Robots Read Feelings With Speed and Accuracy

Researchers at Case Western Reserve are improving the accuracy and speed of robots recognizing facial cues, which could enhance next-generation personalized robots...

How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads
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How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

Computer science researchers have developed a new way to test machine learning perception algorithms that control self-driving cars.

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Mathematicians Have Found a New Way to Multiply Two Numbers Together
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Mathematicians Have Found a New Way to Multiply Two Numbers Together

Mathematicians have found a new, faster way to multiply two numbers together. The method, which works only for whole numbers, is a landmark result in computer science...

Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business
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Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business

People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers of human internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms...

Wichita State Team Creates Robotic 3D-Printed Hand for Local Boy
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Wichita State Team Creates Robotic 3D-Printed Hand for Local Boy

An engineering team at Wichita State University created a 3D-printed hand for Chase Rawlings, who was born without a fully developed left hand.

Wearable Sensors Mimic Skin to Help With Wound Healing Process
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Wearable Sensors Mimic Skin to Help With Wound Healing Process

Researchers at Binghamton University have developed wearable electrochemical biosensors for a range of human health monitoring applications.

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System
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Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System

Computer scientists have designed DNA molecules that can carry out reprogrammable computations, which suggests that molecular self-assembly could be a reliable...

NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists
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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists

Planetary scientists are angry about NASA's decision to jettison a key instrument from its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.

A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk Without Explicit Programming
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A Robotic Leg Learns to Walk Without Explicit Programming

A team of USC researchers have created an AI-controlled robotic limb that can be tripped up and then recover, a task the robot was never explicitly programmed to...

Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics
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Researchers Discover New Material to Help Power Electronics

A research team at Ohio State University have discovered a dual-personality material that displays in-plane electron and cross-plane hole conduction in thermopower...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86
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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.
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