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Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution
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Supertall Towers Are Driving an Elevator Revolution

Two thousand years ago, the Romans used elevators—powered by pulleys, levers, and slaves—to raise gladiators and wild beasts into the Colosseum for death-match...

Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time
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Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

Researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy to digitally map an entire portion of the city—complete with historic architecture...

One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain's Ability to Focus
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One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain's Ability to Focus

Students who spent one hour playing video games demonstrated improved visual selective attention and changes in brain activity.

Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps
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Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps

Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World
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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.

Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance
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Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting a $7.9 million, 21-month study focused on working professionals in cognitively demanding positions, such...

His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming
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His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming

Among the many, many Democrats who will seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020, most probably agree on a handful of core issues: protecting DACA, rejoining...

Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort
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Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort

Monika Bickert is a serious, impressive person. Before she became Facebook's head of global policy management, she put her Harvard law degree to work as an assistant...

A Maker Space Where Art and Technology Merge
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A Maker Space Where Art and Technology Merge

Yale University's Center for Collaborative Arts & Media is outfitted with a motion capture system, an interactive projection system, and an integrated platform...

Your Gadget's Next Power Supply? Your Body
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Your Gadget's Next Power Supply? Your Body

Researchers have developed a small metallic tab that attaches to the human body and generates electricity from simple movements.

Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges
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Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges

We are living in the midst of a profound technological restructuring of human society. The machines that once only frolicked in science fiction have begun to infiltrate...

How Immersive Technology Is Changing the Way Students Learn
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How Immersive Technology Is Changing the Way Students Learn

California State University is working to add more pilot projects and courses on its campuses to leverage the power of augmented reality and virtual reality.

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel
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Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

How Intel Creates Its Dazzling Drone Light Shows
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How Intel Creates Its Dazzling Drone Light Shows

After the lights went dark in the Monte Carlo resort's Park Theater, a buzzing army of 110 small drones with flickering red lights started to float up to the ceiling...

The Follower Factory
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The Follower Factory

The real Jessica Rychly is a Minnesota teenager with a broad smile and wavy hair. She likes reading and the rapper Post Malone.

Every Study We Could Find on What Automation Will Do to Jobs, in One Chart
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Every Study We Could Find on What Automation Will Do to Jobs, in One Chart

You've seen the headlines: "Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs—and We're Not Ready for It." "You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think." "Robots May...

The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings
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The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings

When Eugenia Kuyda created her chatbot, Replika, she wanted it to stand out among the voice assistants and home robots that had begun to take root in peoples lives...

Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth
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Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth

The 2018 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication, released Tuesday, features 49 technologies the agency helped create that are used in almost every facet of...

Researchers Create Digital Map of Carlsbad Cavern
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Researchers Create Digital Map of Carlsbad Cavern

University of Arkansas researchers are using laser imaging to create a highly accurate, three-dimensional digital map of public trails inside Carlsbad Cavern.

Changing the Color of 3-D Printed Objects
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Changing the Color of 3-D Printed Objects

A system developed at MIT CSAIL uses custom ink and ultraviolet light to repeatedly change an object's color.
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