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DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots
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DARPA Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots

DARPA has promised $7.6 million to a nonprofit organization that's leading the charge to fix the "reproducibility crisis" in science.

Social Scientists Take On Data-Driven Discrimination
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Social Scientists Take On Data-Driven Discrimination

Cornell University scientists are examining how big data, machine learning, and digital surveillance may exacerbate racial and social inequities.

The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know
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The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know

A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks who administer the SAT college entrance exam, asked themselves a radical question: Of all the skills...

Working With NASA to Secure Drone Traffic
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Working With NASA to Secure Drone Traffic

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, and industry have partnered to develop a capability to manage U.S. airspace drone traffic.

Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI
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Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI

The US leads the world in artificial intelligence technology. Decades of federal research funding, industrial and academic research, and streams of foreign talent...

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence
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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research.

Citizen Science Projects Tap Deep Learning
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Citizen Science Projects Tap Deep Learning

Machine learning techniques are making computers a surprising new partner in citizen science projects dealing with massively increasing amounts of data.

Some Robots Walk. Others Fly. He Built One That Can Do Both
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Some Robots Walk. Others Fly. He Built One That Can Do Both

Alireza Ramezani has designed a robot that can walk and fly, and serve as a platform for agile robotics.

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is...

World-Renowned Subway Signal Guru Hired to Speed Up NYC's Trains
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World-Renowned Subway Signal Guru Hired to Speed Up NYC's Trains

A world-renowned subway signals guru named Pete Tomlin is giving riders their best chance at faster, more reliable subway trips—if transit officials can get the...

Argonne Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Quantum Noise
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Argonne Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Quantum Noise

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method for alleviating the effects of ​"noise" in quantum information systems, which has implications...

Researchers Build Sensors to Protect the Field of Dreams
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Researchers Build Sensors to Protect the Field of Dreams

Researchers from the University of Utah and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will develop sensors that detect when cornfields are getting attacked by insects...

Technologies to Watch in 2019
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Technologies to Watch in 2019

Seven specialists forecast the developments that will push their fields forward in the year ahead.

The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One
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The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One

The government shutdown is causing many federal websites to fall into disrepair, causing inconvenience and security concerns.

HPC Cluster Puts Computational Power at Researchers' Disposal
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HPC Cluster Puts Computational Power at Researchers' Disposal

The University of Delaware's newest high performance computing community cluster, named Caviness, puts vast computational power at researchers' disposal.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

Researchers Design a More Durable MEMS Switch
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Researchers Design a More Durable MEMS Switch

The new type of MEMS switch can extend the life of cell phones and make power lines more reliable.

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge
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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...

Scientists Move Quantum Optic Networks a Step Closer to Reality
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Scientists Move Quantum Optic Networks a Step Closer to Reality

A team of researchers has successfully measured how nanoplatelets interact with light in three dimensions, an advancement that could enhance the operation of quantum...

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines
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Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead.
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