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In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind
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In Pursuit of an Affordable Tablet For the Blind

An inexpensive, full-page braille tablet could make topics like science and math more easily accessible to the blind, according to a team of researchers who have...

Google Aims to Make Vr Hardware Irrelevant Before It Even Gets Going
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Google Aims to Make Vr Hardware Irrelevant Before It Even Gets Going

Google and Facebook are pushing virtual-reality technology along two different lines. 

Robots Can Now Teach Each Other New Tricks
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Robots Can Now Teach Each Other New Tricks

Two robots operating in different academic research labs have demonstrated a rudimentary ability to exchange knowledge. 

How Your Device Knows Your Life Through Images
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How Your Device Knows Your Life Through Images

Researchers have designed an artificial neural network to identify scenes in photographs taken by people using wearable cameras or mobile phones. 

Fighting Isis Online
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Fighting Isis Online

The two men pecked out messages on opposite sides of the country.

India Loves Moocs
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India Loves Moocs

Massively open online courses have taken off in a big way in India, where they are meeting a need for education, particularly technical education. 

The Real Software Security Problem Is ­S
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The Real Software Security Problem Is ­S

There are simple steps that can be taken to make software more secure and resilient, writes Carnegie Mellon University professor Jean Yang. 

Who Will Own the Robots?
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Who Will Own the Robots?

The way Hod Lipson describes his Creative Machines Lab captures his ambitions: "We are interested in robots that create and are creative."  

The Machine Vision Algorithm Beating Art Historians at Their Own Game
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The Machine Vision Algorithm Beating Art Historians at Their Own Game

Recent advances in machine learning such as deep convolutional neural networks are enabling the development of machines that perform pattern-recognition tasks. 

Toolkits For the Mind
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Toolkits For the Mind

When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much of the modern...

Engineering the Perfect Baby
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Engineering the Perfect Baby

If anyone had devised a way to create a genetically engineered baby, I figured George Church would know about it.

Magic Leap
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Magic Leap

Logically, I know there isn’t a hulking four-armed, twisty-horned blue monster clomping in circles in front of me, but it sure as hell looks like it.

Google's Intelligence Designer
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Google's Intelligence Designer

Demis Hassabis started playing chess at age four and soon blossomed into a child prodigy.

Linguistic Mapping Reveals How Word Meanings Sometimes Change Overnight
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Linguistic Mapping Reveals How Word Meanings Sometimes Change Overnight

To track how language evolves, Stony Brook University researcher Vivek Kulkarni and colleagues map the linguistic vector space of words. 

Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors
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Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

New software automatically ranks authors and creators whose work is in the public domain by how likely they are to be of interest to academics and the public. 

Town Built For Driverless Cars
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Town Built For Driverless Cars

A mocked-up set of busy streets in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will provide the sternest test yet for self-driving cars.

Obama's Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology
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Obama's Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology

The White House said that President Obama's BRAIN Initiative is generating interest from companies and philanthropies in a sign of what it calls a wider partnership...

A Speech Synthesizer Direct to the Brain
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A Speech Synthesizer Direct to the Brain

A San Francisco neurosurgeon says he is working toward building a wireless brain-machine interface that could translate brain signals directly into audible speech...

Thermal Camera Turns Many Things Into Interactive Surfaces
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Thermal Camera Turns Many Things Into Interactive Surfaces

Augmented reality company Metaio is developing technology that could enable people to use all kinds of objects as interactive touch surfaces. 

The Complex Mathematics of Robot Wrestling
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The Complex Mathematics of Robot Wrestling

Researchers at Utsunomiya University in Japan have written a mathematical model for the sport of wrestling, which they have tested in a numerical simulation. 
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