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Computer-Assisted Judging Tested at Gymnastics World Championships
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Computer-Assisted Judging Tested at Gymnastics World Championships

Athletes in the 2019 gymnastics world championships were scanned by multiple laser sensors to create a precise, three-dimensional image of their bodies as part...

Supercomputers Model the Universe's Building Blocks
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Supercomputers Model the Universe's Building Blocks

Physicist Gaute Hagen uses Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit supercomputer to run advanced models of atomic nuclei to study their structures and interactions...

Using Light to Speed Up Computation
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Using Light to Speed Up Computation

A new type of photonic integrated circuit called a PAXEL, for photonic accelerator, shows promise for high-speed, energy-efficient computing.

Companies Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity
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Companies Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity

Company executives, business staff, and technology professionals have distinctly different views on where their organizations stand when it comes to cyber-readiness...

Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says
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Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says

A university official says the facial recognition system will monitor attendence and determine if students are listening to lectures, checking their phones, or...

Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts
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Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science.

Researchers Push to Make Digital Materials Science Vision a Reality
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Researchers Push to Make Digital Materials Science Vision a Reality

"I have a vison of printing an entire robot that would walk off the printer," says Pallavi Dhagat, professor at Oregon State University. She and collaborators at...

COBOL Turns 60: Why It Will Outlive Us All
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COBOL Turns 60: Why It Will Outlive Us All

Burroughs Corp. programmer Mary Hawes proposed in March 1959 that a new computer language be created. It would have an English-like vocabulary that could be used...

UT Austin Announced Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World
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UT Austin Announced Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin has launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university in the world.

MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society
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MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society

MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future calls for bold public and private action to harness technology for shared prosperity.

SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter
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SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter

The exponential increase in the size of data sets acquired by modern scientific instruments will require corresponding advancements in the speed and efficiency...

Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots
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Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

Researchers at Georgia Tech leveraged the cockroach's superb scurrying skills to create a simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

Using Virtual Assistants To Tackle Emergencies In Space
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Using Virtual Assistants To Tackle Emergencies In Space

A team of Texas A&M engineering researchers has been awarded over $1 million from NASA to study the impact of using virtual assistants to support crew members on...

U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs
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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the wages of 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis.

Dubliner Wins Australia's Top Award for Women in Tech Start-Ups
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Dubliner Wins Australia's Top Award for Women in Tech Start-Ups

Annie Slattery, an Irish entrepreneur, has received Australia's top award for women in tech start-ups. The award was presented at the Hopper Down Under event, part...

Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone
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Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone

Apple will offer hackers up to $1 million for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs. That's the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company.

How a Chicken Farmer Landed a Job In Cybersecurity
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How a Chicken Farmer Landed a Job In Cybersecurity

Logan Carpenter worked on a chicken farm in high school. Now he conducts cybersecurity research at Sandia National Laboratories, where work is stimulating, well...

Tokyo Offers $1 Billion Research Grant for Human Augmentation, Cyborg Tech
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Tokyo Offers $1 Billion Research Grant for Human Augmentation, Cyborg Tech

The Japanese government will offer researchers in 25 areas up to $1 billion to develop ambitious human augmentation and cyborg technologies. 

AI System 'Should Be Recognized As Inventor,' Academics Say
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AI System 'Should Be Recognized As Inventor,' Academics Say

An artificial intelligence system should be recognized as the inventor of two ideas in patents filed on its behalf, a team of academics says.

Technician Keeps Computer Made in 1959 Still Humming
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Technician Keeps Computer Made in 1959 Still Humming

Tadao Hamada, a technician at Fujitsu Tokki Systems Ltd., keeps a 60-year-old FACOM128B relay-based computer in working order.
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