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New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate
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New Human Gene Tally Reignites Debate

One of the earliest attempts to estimate the number of genes in the human genome involved tipsy geneticists, a bar in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, and pure guesswork...

Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 
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Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 

People can differ on their perceptions of "evil."

Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die
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Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs.

The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley
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The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn't get into the AI business to change the course of history.

Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work
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Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work

Google has for years been a top destination for graduates of Stanford University, but now a student-led campaign is boycott interviewing at Google unless the Mountain...

If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject
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If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

The professor was incredulous.

Universities and Foxconn Create International Internship Program
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Universities and Foxconn Create International Internship Program

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Foxconn Technology Group, and Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan have created a co-op program in which UWM engineering...

Car Insurers Warn on 'Autonomous' Vehicles
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Car Insurers Warn on 'Autonomous' Vehicles

The motor insurance industry is warning carmakers against the use of the word "autonomous" in their marketing.

Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats
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Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a part of the Interior Department, operates more than 600 of the some 100,000 dams in the United States, five of which are considered...

Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)
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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won't Steal Your Job (Until 2040)

The self-driving robots are coming to transform your job. Kind of. Also, very slowly.

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks
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Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Thousands of asteroids are passing through Earth's neighborhood all the time.

The Most Common Route to CEO? Computer Science Degree Helps
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The Most Common Route to CEO? Computer Science Degree Helps

LinkedIn traced the path many CEOs took on their way to leading the C-suite and found that most were computer science majors, followed by economics and business...

ISTE's Updated Computer Science Standards Will Reflect a 'New Era' of the Discipline
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ISTE's Updated Computer Science Standards Will Reflect a 'New Era' of the Discipline

The International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE) is creating new computer science standards for educators and is accepting feedback on the draft standards...

Technology and Satellite Companies Open Up a World of Data
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Technology and Satellite Companies Open Up a World of Data

Samapriya Roy remembers when it would take him up to an hour to download a single 1-gigabyte image taken by the Landsat Earth-imaging satellites. 

ZTE's Near-Collapse May Be China's Sputnik Moment
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ZTE's Near-Collapse May Be China's Sputnik Moment

Once derided as a technology backwater and copycat, China is justifiably proud of its technology boom.

Systemic Changes Needed to Address Sexual Harassment in Academia, Report Says
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Systemic Changes Needed to Address Sexual Harassment in Academia, Report Says

A system-wide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment, says a new report from the...

Squashing Cyberbullying
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Squashing Cyberbullying

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder use computing tools to scan social media data and alert administrators or parents when abuse has occurred.

Marine Corps Weighs Wooing Older Members for New Cyber Force
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Marine Corps Weighs Wooing Older Members for New Cyber Force

The head of the Marine Corps says it's time the U.S. military branch known for its fierce, young warriors becomes a little more mature.

The U-2 Spy Plane Is Still Flying Combat Missions 60 Years After Its Debut
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The U-2 Spy Plane Is Still Flying Combat Missions 60 Years After Its Debut

Six decades after the U-2 flew its first mission, the military is trying to harness artificial-intelligence technology to enhance the venerable spy plane's combat...
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