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Chasing Complexity
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Chasing Complexity

Ryan Williams has taken a key step toward solving P vs. NP, the biggest problem in theoretical computer science.

As Silicon Valley Gets 'Crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
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As Silicon Valley Gets 'Crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape...

Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself
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Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself

Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans for Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans for Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

After the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, many people worry that technology has gone too far.

Motion Sensors Step Toward Low-Cost, High-Performance Wearable Technology
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Motion Sensors Step Toward Low-Cost, High-Performance Wearable Technology

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated, and...

Molecular Magnetism Packs Power with 'Messenger Electron'
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Molecular Magnetism Packs Power with 'Messenger Electron'

A molecular magnet structure created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could be used in advanced computing, super-cold research, or to further explore the...

How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback
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How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback

The trucks that roam the highways of the Australian outback are a lot bigger than the average 18-wheeler.

SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs
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SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up
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More Evidence That Humans and Machines Are Better When They Team Up

Instead of just fretting about how robots and AI will eliminate jobs, we should explore new ways for humans and machines to collaborate, says Daniela Rus, director...

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper
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The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper

For years, Barbara Simons was the loneliest of Cassandras—a technologist who feared what technology had wrought. Her cause was voting: Specifically, she believed...

AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'
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AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'

Hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) experts have called on governments to ban weaponized robots capable of autonomously deciding whether people live or die...

Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR
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Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It with VR

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do.

The Flat and the Curious
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The Flat and the Curious

Computer simulations are helping researchers overcome the challenge of working with 2-D materials in order to accurately characterize material structures and functions...

Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?
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Is Technology About to Decimate White-Collar Work?

Kai-Fu Lee, one of China's best-known technologists and investors, thinks artificial intelligence is about to supplant many millions of the country's office workers...

Lightning-Fast Communications
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Lightning-Fast Communications

Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered that a special kind of perovskite can be layered on a silicon wafer to create a vital component for the...

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More
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Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More

Nathan Treff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 24. It's a disease that runs in families, but it has complex causes. More than one gene is involved. And the...

Citation Is Not the Only Impact
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Citation Is Not the Only Impact

What makes good science? And how do Nature's editors select papers to publish?
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