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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject
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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

The professor was incredulous.

Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)
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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)

The self-driving robots are coming to transform your job. Kind of. Also, very slowly.

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks
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Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Thousands of asteroids are passing through Earth's neighborhood all the time.

Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone
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Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

Apple describes its mobile devices as designed in California and assembled in China.

Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81
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Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81

Samuel F. Dabney, an electrical engineer who laid the groundwork for the modern video game industry as a co-founder of Atari and helped create the hit console game...

The Importance of Teaching Robots to Hug
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The Importance of Teaching Robots to Hug

Hugs make us feel warm and safe and comforted and loved.

Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities – 2018
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Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

Every scientist hopes for a "Eureka" moment—the jolt of sudden insight when a discovery becomes clear. But great advances always follow regular progress, and while...

The Researchers Who Study Alien Linguistics
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The Researchers Who Study Alien Linguistics

Sheri Wells-Jensen is fascinated by languages no one has ever heard—those that might be spoken by aliens.

How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other
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How One Apple Programmer Got Apps Talking to Each Other

Just six months after joining Apple, Sal Soghoian's job was already on the line.

Researchers Describe New Method to Boost Electron Mobility, Conductivity
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Researchers Describe New Method to Boost Electron Mobility, Conductivity

An international team has designed a new metal-organic framework that exhibits dramatic improvements in electron mobility, which could lead to new applications...

How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen
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How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen

The right paint can add pizazz to your walls—and now it can also make them smarter.

The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design
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The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

In 2011, the Dutch industrial giant Philips unveiled something it called the Microbial Home.

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google
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How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head...

Building Nanomaterials for Next-Generation Computing
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Building Nanomaterials for Next-Generation Computing

Nanoscientists at Northwestern University have developed a blueprint to fabricate new heterostructures using 2-D materials.

Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms
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Microsoft Is Creating an Oracle for Catching Biased AI Algorithms

Microsoft is building a tool to automatically identify bias in a range of different AI algorithms.

Graphene Layered With Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics
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Graphene Layered With Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics

Researchers at Berkeley Labs coupled graphene with thin layers of magnetic materials to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation...

Before Reproducibility Must Come Preproducibility
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Before Reproducibility Must Come Preproducibility

From time to time over the past few years, I've politely refused requests to referee an article on the grounds that it lacks enough information for me to check...

Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash
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Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash

More than a second before a self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in March, the vehicle's computer system determined it needed to brake...

Physicists Leap Into Quantum Computing with Simulations of Atomic Nucleus
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Physicists Leap Into Quantum Computing with Simulations of Atomic Nucleus

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully simulated an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer.

Silicon Valley Must Consider Tech Ethics, DeepMind Chief Says
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Silicon Valley Must Consider Tech Ethics, DeepMind Chief Says

Big technology companies must rethink the way they develop products and services to put ethical considerations in the forefront, DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman...
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