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Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued
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Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued

Women may experience gender bias from peers even when they outnumber and outperform men in undergraduate STEM classrooms, Colorado State University researchers...

Chinese Researchers Explore Possible Carbon Nanotube-Based Chips
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Chinese Researchers Explore Possible Carbon Nanotube-Based Chips

Chinese researchers are making progress in using carbon nanotube arrays as alternatives to silicon in large-scale integrated circuits.

Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?
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Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?

Many claim their employees are hyper efficient while working from home. But there are social and emotional costs to ambition in isolation.

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game
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Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Computer scientists at the University of Bath have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize a dog without using a motion capture suit.

Self-Driving Vehicles May Prevent Only About a Third of Crashes, Study Says
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Self-Driving Vehicles May Prevent Only About a Third of Crashes, Study Says

Autonomous vehicles might prevent only around a third of all crashes if automated systems drive too much like people, a new study says.

Computer Chess: Longest-Running Experiment in Computing Science
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Computer Chess: Longest-Running Experiment in Computing Science

On August 31, 1970, an experiment began that continues to this day. The first chess tournament for computers was held as part of the ACM's 25th National Conference...

Researchers' Paper-Thin Gallium Oxide Transistor Handles More Than 8,000 Volts
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Researchers' Paper-Thin Gallium Oxide Transistor Handles More Than 8,000 Volts

Electrical engineers at the University at Buffalo are developing a gallium oxide-based transistor that's paper-thin and able to handle more than 8,000 volts.

Microsoft Sacks Journalists, Replaces Them With AI Software
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Microsoft Sacks Journalists, Replaces Them With AI Software

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI.

Dutch Restaurant Will Reopen With Robot Waiters
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Dutch Restaurant Will Reopen With Robot Waiters

Two robots will greet customers, serve food, and observe social distancing at the Royal Palace when the restaurant reopens in Renesse, the Netherlands.

Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters
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Gamemakers Inject AI to Develop More Lifelike Characters

Researchers from Electronic Arts and the University of British Columbia are using a machine learning technique to speed up the videogame development process by...

Supercomputer Simulates Impact of Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs
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Supercomputer Simulates Impact of Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs

Using high performance computing facilities, scientists at Imperial College in London simulated the asteroid strike that hit the Earth some 66 millions of years...

Tool Uses Machine Learning to Spot Bugs Early in Code Development Cycle
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Tool Uses Machine Learning to Spot Bugs Early in Code Development Cycle

Altran's Code Defect AI identifies potential problems in software development and suggest fixes.

New Mars Landing Tech Offers Internship and Science Opportunity
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New Mars Landing Tech Offers Internship and Science Opportunity

Intern Tiffany Shi joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory team this past summer testing new technology for landing NASA's next rover on Mars.

All-Girl Robotics Team in Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator . . . With Car Parts
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All-Girl Robotics Team in Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator . . . With Car Parts

A group of teenage girls in Afghanistan are trying to build a mechanized, hand-operated ventilator for coronavirus patients, using a design from MIT and parts from...

Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem
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Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway...

Aurora Workshop Helps Researchers Prep for Exascale Computing
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Aurora Workshop Helps Researchers Prep for Exascale Computing

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility held its third workshop to ready users for the 2021 arrival of the Aurora exascale system.

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense
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Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

Student Team Designs Smart Mask that Monitors Vital Signs
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Student Team Designs Smart Mask that Monitors Vital Signs

Students from Cornell University designed a "smart" respiratory mask that prevents the spread of airborne diseases while monitoring the wearer's vital signs.

Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media
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Software Flaws Often Reported First on Social Media

Social media sites, especially GitHub, often report vulnerabilities in software before that information is published at U.S. government sites, researchers at Pacific...

Yuichiro Ajima of Fujitsu Honored for High-Dimensional Interconnect
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Yuichiro Ajima of Fujitsu Honored for High-Dimensional Interconnect

Yuichiro Ajima of Fujitsu will be awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, a national honor in Japan, for his work on high-dimensional interconnect technology...
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