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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.

Seafloor Fiber Optic Cables Can Work Like Seismometers
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Seafloor Fiber Optic Cables Can Work Like Seismometers

There are enough seismometers around these days to detect and locate nearly all earthquakes on land, except the most minuscule ones.

Participation in AP Computer Science Principles Grows Again
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Participation in AP Computer Science Principles Grows Again

Between last year and this year, the number of students taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles exam increased by about 50%.

MIT Engineers Configure RFID Tags to Work as Sensors
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MIT Engineers Configure RFID Tags to Work as Sensors

Researchers have developed an ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tag-sensor configuration that senses spikes in glucose and wirelessly transmits...

Anti-Swearing AI Takes the Edge Off Abuse on Reddit and Twitter
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Anti-Swearing AI Takes the Edge Off Abuse on Reddit and Twitter

IBM researchers have developed a system that translates offensive comments on social media into more polite language, while keeping the content intact.

Intelligent Awareness System to Improve Safety on Passenger Ferry
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Intelligent Awareness System to Improve Safety on Passenger Ferry

The marine division of Rolls-Royce has introduced a situational awareness and intelligence system to reduce the risk of ferry collisions and night-time groundings...

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise
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Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new...

Novel Transmitter Protects Wireless Data From Hackers
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Novel Transmitter Protects Wireless Data From Hackers

A new transmitter can hack-proof wireless data by frequency hopping each individual 1 or 0 bit of a data packet, every microsecond.

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 is developing new computer science education standards.

Robots Learn by Checking in on Team Members
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Robots Learn by Checking in on Team Members

Engineers have enabled teamwork between unmanned aerial vehicles.

In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You
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In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

The camera perched above the bus stop sends back a continuous feed from the corner of 16th Avenue and South 18th Street in Newark's West Ward.

Squashing Cyberbullying: New Approach Is Fast, Accurate
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Squashing Cyberbullying: New Approach Is Fast, Accurate

University of Colorado, Boulder researchers have developed a cyberbullying identification technique that blends multiple computing tools.

London's Roadmap to Becoming the World's Smartest City
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London's Roadmap to Becoming the World's Smartest City

London, U.K., mayor Sadiq Khan has released details of his plan to make his city the world's smartest.

Medical Imaging AI Software Is Vulnerable to Covert Attacks
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Medical Imaging AI Software Is Vulnerable to Covert Attacks

Deep learning neural network systems for analyzing medical images can be exploited by cyberattackers in ways that humans cannot detect, according to a new study...

Boys' Interest in STEM Is Decreasing, New Study Says
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Boys' Interest in STEM Is Decreasing, New Study Says

Only 24% of boys are interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), compared to 36% in 2017, according to a recent survey.

Watch Real Football Matches in Miniature Played on Your Desk
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Watch Real Football Matches in Miniature Played on Your Desk

Researchers have taught a machine learning neural network algorithm to render two-dimensional video clips posted on YouTube as three-dimensional  images.

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.

Memristors Key to Nano-Scale Analog/Digital Adaptive Hardware
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Memristors Key to Nano-Scale Analog/Digital Adaptive Hardware

The University of Southampton in the U.K. is advancing memristors and charge-based processing to make analog and digital technologies adaptable in the nanoscale...

New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering
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New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering

A team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a predictive machine learning method to speed the design of biofuel-generating microbes.
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