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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. 

Earth-Observing Companies Push for More-Advanced Science Satellites
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Earth-Observing Companies Push for More-Advanced Science Satellites

Never have so many private eyes looked down at Earth.

Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go
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Google Cozies Up to China With AI Secrets and a Game of Go

Google's latest effort to thaw relations with China involves an artificial intelligence pow-wow—and a few games of Go.

Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out
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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out

Ross Diedrich had gone pale and raw-boned. The CEO of a year-old startup in Denver, he'd stay at his office until the middle of the night, go home and sleep for...

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,...

Companies Use Kidnap Insurance to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks
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Companies Use Kidnap Insurance to Guard Against Ransomware Attacks

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world's political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware...

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.

The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!
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The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!

If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets...

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.

Citizen Science Campaign to Aid Disaster Response
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Citizen Science Campaign to Aid Disaster Response

Researchers have developed an app that allows volunteers to aid disaster recovery and relief efforts by comparing satellite images. The general public is invited...

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...

Automation Will Have a Bigger Impact on Jobs in Smaller Cities
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Automation Will Have a Bigger Impact on Jobs in Smaller Cities

The robot takeover will start in the smaller cities.

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.

A Robot Revolution, This Time in China
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A Robot Revolution, This Time in China

Even a decade ago, car manufacturing in China was still a fairly low-tech, labor-intensive endeavor.

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.
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