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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism
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Engineers Create 'Lifelike' Material With Artificial Metabolism

Engineers have constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, self-assembly, and organization—three key traits of life.

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....

Programming Languages: Don't Bother Learning These in 2019
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Programming Languages: Don't Bother Learning These in 2019

Codementor, a startup, has identified the top five programming languages not worth learning last year: Dart, Objective-C, CoffeeScript, Lua, and Erlang.

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...

First Machine-Generated Book Published
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First Machine-Generated Book Published

Researchers at Goethe University in Germany developed an algorithm that was used by publisher Springer Nature to produce its first computer-generated book.

Professor Using VR to Aid Learning Among Students With Autism
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Professor Using VR to Aid Learning Among Students With Autism

Kennesaw State University professor Chao Mei is developing an innovative method of therapy for children with autism and attention deficit disorder.

New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias
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New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems for bias.

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe
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In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe

On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

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. ...

Moscow State University Wins ICPC 2019 Programming Contest
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Moscow State University Wins ICPC 2019 Programming Contest

The Red Panda team from Moscow State University placed first in the world finals of this year's International Collegiate Programming Championship in Porto, Portugal...

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.

Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models
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Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Israeli police have invested in a tool that can create an interactive 3D model of a crash or crime scene within minutes...

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...

'Developers' Lives Matter':  Chinese Developers Protest Over the 996 Work Schedule
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'Developers' Lives Matter': Chinese Developers Protest Over the 996 Work Schedule

A Github user created a webpage that he shared on GitHub this week to protest Chinese tech companies' use of the "996" work schedule—9am to 9pm, 6 days a week. ...

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...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...

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...

Coding Will Be Mandatory in Japan's Primary Schools Starting in 2020
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Coding Will Be Mandatory in Japan's Primary Schools Starting in 2020

To plug an IT worker shortage and catch up to other countries, Tokyo has made computer programming a mandatory subject in Japan's elementary schools starting in...

Analyzing Design Team Interaction
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Analyzing Design Team Interaction

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Penn State will study the role of team dynamics on an engineering team's performance during the design process.

Developing Tech For, and With, People With Disabilities
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Developing Tech For, and With, People With Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities and students became co-designers to create innovative solutions to  everyday problems at the sixth annual Assistive Technologies Hackathon...
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