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Who Feels the Pain of Science Research Budget Cuts?
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Who Feels the Pain of Science Research Budget Cuts?

Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy...

Top Hacker Conference to Target Voting Machines
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Top Hacker Conference to Target Voting Machines

Hackers will target American voting machines—as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are. 

A Brief History of SETI@Home
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A Brief History of SETI@Home

The year was 1999, and the people were going online. AOL, Compuserve, mp3.com, and AltaVista loaded bit by bit after dial-up chirps, on screens across the world...

The VR Future Is Here but No One Can Agree on a Name for It
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The VR Future Is Here but No One Can Agree on a Name for It

At the VR keynote at Google's IO developer conference, a slide appeared on screen to start the morning's presentation. Clay Bavor, head of AR and VR for Google,...

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer
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A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling...

Why Google's CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence
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Why Google's CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial Intelligence

Machine-learning experts are in short supply as companies in many industries rush to take advantage of recent strides in the power of artificial intelligence.

Biology Needs More Staff Scientists
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Biology Needs More Staff Scientists

Most research institutions are essentially collections of independent laboratories, each run by principal investigators who head a team of trainees.

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future
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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas.

Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.
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Europe's Latest Billion-Dollar Startup Wants to Build the Matrix. Really.

A London-based software startup called Improbable is living up to its name.

Engaging Diamond for Next-Era Transistors
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Engaging Diamond for Next-Era Transistors

Materials scientists have developed a new diamond transistor fabrication process that promises to advance the development of more robust and energy-efficient electronics...

HPE Debuts Its Next-Gen Computer--Sans Much-Anticipated Memristors
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HPE Debuts Its Next-Gen Computer--Sans Much-Anticipated Memristors

Three years ago HPE (formerly Hewlett–Packard) laid out its vision for a radical redesign of the computer that would deliver hitherto unimaginable performance in...

The Surprising Repercussions of Making AI Assistants Sound Human
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The Surprising Repercussions of Making AI Assistants Sound Human

Ask Alexa about the weather, and it'll tell you it's sunny and 75 in a pleasant monotone.

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula
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Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic...

A Trump Dividend for Canada? Maybe in Its A.I. Industry
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A Trump Dividend for Canada? Maybe in Its A.I. Industry

Amir Moravej, an Iranian computer engineer in Montreal, quietly worked last year on building software to help people navigate the Canadian immigration system.

Microsoft's Bid to Bring AI to Every Developer Is Starting to Make Sense
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Microsoft's Bid to Bring AI to Every Developer Is Starting to Make Sense

For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting machine-learning services at its Build developer conference.

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots
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Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it, or via motion-planning...

Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That
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Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

Headlines about mass data breaches have become ominously routine, and yet password convenience still trumps security for most people.

Transparent Thin Film Material Could Improve Electronics
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Transparent Thin Film Material Could Improve Electronics

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has discovered a nanoscale thin film material with high conductivity, which could lead to smaller, faster...

Reversing the Curse
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Reversing the Curse

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level, possibly lifting the...

How to Prepare for an Automated Future
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How to Prepare for an Automated Future

We don't know how quickly machines will displace people's jobs, or how many they'll take, but we know it's happening—not just to factory workers but also to ...
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