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Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials
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Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials

Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory are building a robotic system to enable the design, synthesis, and testing...

Data Mining Digs Up Clues to Major California Earthquake Triggers
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Data Mining Digs Up Clues to Major California Earthquake Triggers

A new publicly available catalog with 10 times more California earthquakes than previously identified  will help seismologists better understand the stresses that...

Creating a Cloak for Grid Data in the Cloud
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Creating a Cloak for Grid Data in the Cloud

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing tools to facilitate cloud computing for power grid operations by masking sensitive data without compromising...

Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery
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Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific Discovery

Brookhaven Lab collaborated with Columbia University, University of Edinburgh, and Intel to optimize the performance of a 144-node parallel computer and accelerate...

Citizen-Science Data Supports Bird Conservation Plan
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Citizen-Science Data Supports Bird Conservation Plan

An team of scientists used Cornell Lab of Ornithology's global citizen science database to identify and conserve habitat across the Western Hemisphere for birds...

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe
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In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe

On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Deep Learning Helps VA Address Suicide Risks
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Deep Learning Helps VA Address Suicide Risks

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health records to help the Veterans Administration address...

Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models
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Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Israeli police have invested in a tool that can create an interactive 3D model of a crash or crime scene within minutes...

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...

Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business
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Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business

People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers of human internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms...

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System
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Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System

Computer scientists have designed DNA molecules that can carry out reprogrammable computations, which suggests that molecular self-assembly could be a reliable...

NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists
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NASA Cuts to Europa Mission Anger Planetary Scientists

Planetary scientists are angry about NASA's decision to jettison a key instrument from its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.

Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace
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Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace

An international team will study of how machines and workers will collaborate in 'smart factories' of the future.

Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects
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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in American life, universities across the United States have been devising ways to teach students how to grapple with...

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86
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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.
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