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'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists
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'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists

Kaleigh Clary, a computer science graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, drove down to offer a day of free work for the American Museum of...

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

Large Companies Game H-1b Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the ­.s.
From ACM Careers

Large Companies Game H-1b Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the ­.s.

Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur...

The Crispr Quandary
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The Crispr Quandary

One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a...

Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age
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Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age

Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice, and no place, save the Library of Congress, can match the collection at Harvard's Law School Library...

Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests 'spooky Action' Is Real.
From ACM News

Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests 'spooky Action' Is Real.

In a landmark study, scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported they have conducted an experiment they say proves one of the most...

Museum Specimens Find New Life Online
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Museum Specimens Find New Life Online

In a brightly lit room on the third floor of the Museum of Natural History here, stacks of wooden drawers are covered in glass, some panes so dusty that it is difficult...

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.
From ACM Careers

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at Nasa Is to Keep It That Way.

At the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Catharine A. Conley has a lofty job title: planetary protection officer.

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
From ACM Opinion

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words
From ACM News

For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words

Lucy Dikeou, a 21-year-old senior at Stanford University, has long used English and the pictorial images known as emoji to text on her iPhone.

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding For Career Change
From ACM Careers

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding For Career Change

After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.

Nsa Summer Camp: More Hacking Than Hiking
From ACM TechNews

Nsa Summer Camp: More Hacking Than Hiking

The U.S. National Security Agency is seeking to cultivate middle- and high-school student interest and proficiency in cybersecurity in a new summer camp program...

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children
From ACM News

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children...

Computer Scientists Are Astir After Baidu Team Is Barred From A.i. Competition
From ACM News

Computer Scientists Are Astir After Baidu Team Is Barred From A.i. Competition

A group of researchers at the Chinese web services company Baidu have been barred from participating in an international competition for artificial intelligence...

Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues
From ACM News

Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues

At a mock airport in an underground laboratory here at Northeastern University, students pretending to be passengers head through a security exit in the right direction...

On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center's Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower
From ACM News

On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center's Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower

An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the...

Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software's ­neasy Glare
From ACM Careers

Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software's ­neasy Glare

Before Betsy Chao, a senior here at Rutgers University, could take midterm exams in her online courses this semester, her instructors sent emails directing students...

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley
From ACM Careers

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley

Shariq Hashme squints at his laptop screen as he scrolls through hundreds of lines of computer code.

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records
From ACM News

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Steven Keating's doctors and medical experts view him as a citizen of the future.

Learning to See Data
From ACM Opinion

Learning to See Data

For the past year or so genetic scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have been collaborating with a specialist from another universe...
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