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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.

Harvard's Top Astronomer Says an Alien Ship May Be Among Us, and He Doesn't Care What His Colleagues Think
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Harvard's Top Astronomer Says an Alien Ship May Be Among Us, and He Doesn't Care What His Colleagues Think

Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty....

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...

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 Talent Shortage in Quantum Computing
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The Talent Shortage in Quantum Computing

William Oliver says a lack of available quantum scientists and engineers may be an inhibitor of the technology's growth.

What the Future of Work Means for Cities
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What the Future of Work Means for Cities

Two weeks ago, MIT's David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting of American economists in Atlanta. Introduced by the former chair...

Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications
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Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications

A West Virginia University physics student helped create a machine-learning model that has the potential to make searching for energy and environmental materials...

Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project
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Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project

Everyone who remembers the Etch A Sketch slabs of yesteryear remembers how difficult it was to translate your vision onto its "magic screen," and how proud youWeb...

Tech Giants, Gorging on AI Professors Is Bad for You
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Tech Giants, Gorging on AI Professors Is Bad for You

In an essay written in 1833, the British economist William Forster Lloyd made a profound observation using the example of cattle grazing.

In Memory of Lawrence Roberts
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In Memory of Lawrence Roberts

Beeeeeeep.

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...

Don't Fear the Robot Overlords; Embrace Them as Coworkers
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Don't Fear the Robot Overlords; Embrace Them as Coworkers

In a chilly warehouse just outside of Boston, the brute toils away. It's 600 pounds of orange and black metal and whirring motors, a massive robotic arm that picks...

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine
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One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

In early December, researchers at DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence company owned by Google's parent corporation, Alphabet Inc., filed a dispatch from the frontiers...

The Man Turning China Into a Quantum Superpower
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The Man Turning China Into a Quantum Superpower

On September 29, 2017, a Chinese satellite known as Micius made possible an unhackable videoconference between Vienna and Beijing, two cities half a world apart...

China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.
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China's Tech Giants Want to Go Global. Just One Thing Might Stand in Their Way.

In the early 1980s, a cluster of fledging computer companies opened up shop in a chaotic corner of northwest Beijing, near the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities...

The US Needs to Engage China on Tech, Or Risk Isolating Itself
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The US Needs to Engage China on Tech, Or Risk Isolating Itself

The contrast could hardly be more striking. In October, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering speech accusing China of stealing prized US technology...

The Key to Cracking Long-Dead Languages
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The Key to Cracking Long-Dead Languages

Broken and scorched black by fire, the dense, wedge-shaped marks etched into the ancient clay tablets are only just visible under the soft light at the British...

Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing
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Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing

With so much hype surrounding artificial intelligence today, it can be difficult to know where things actually stand. Fortunately, a report (.pdf) issued by a group...

Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the Future
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Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the Future

The surprise arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., has thrust the company into a political firestorm and deepened a core threat...
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