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Brain Composer: 'Thinking' Melodies Onto a Musical Score
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Brain Composer: 'Thinking' Melodies Onto a Musical Score

P300 is a new brain-computer interface application that enables music to be composed by thought.

Voting-Roll Vulnerability
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Voting-Roll Vulnerability

It is relatively easy for hackers to buy enough personal information to potentially rig online voter registration information in as many as 35 states and Washington...

Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical 'Fuzzy Logic,' Dies at 96
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Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical 'Fuzzy Logic,' Dies at 96

Zadeh's theories of "fuzzy logic" rippled across academia and industry.

Operational Limits Played Key Role in Tesla Crash on Autopilot: NTSB
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Operational Limits Played Key Role in Tesla Crash on Autopilot: NTSB

The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday "operational limitations" in the Tesla Model S played a "major role" in a May...

Cassini Makes Its 'Goodbye Kiss' Flyby of Titan
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Cassini Makes Its 'Goodbye Kiss' Flyby of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet's giant moon Titan.

Will Quantum Computers Surpass Encryption?
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Will Quantum Computers Surpass Encryption?

The fundamentally different paradigm of quantum computation will require fundamentally different security.

The Astonishing Engineering Behind America's Latest, Greatest Supercomputer
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The Astonishing Engineering Behind America's Latest, Greatest Supercomputer

When the Summit supercomputer opens for business next year, it will be the United States' most powerful supercomputer, and perhaps the most powerful in the world...

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
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As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans.

In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own
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In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own

The robot was perched over a bin filled with random objects, from a box of instant oatmeal to a small toy shark.

Geneticists Pan Paper that Claims to Predict a Person's Face from Their DNA
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Geneticists Pan Paper that Claims to Predict a Person's Face from Their DNA

A storm of criticism has rained down on a paper by genome-sequencing pioneer Craig Venter that claims to predict people's physical traits from their DNA.

Online Gaming Yields First Results for Alzheimer's Research
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Online Gaming Yields First Results for Alzheimer's Research

Stall Catchers is an online computer game in which players use to analyze movies of blood flow to the brain as part of Alzheimer's disease research.

Quantum Engineers Find a Use for the Hashtag at the Nanoscale
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Quantum Engineers Find a Use for the Hashtag at the Nanoscale

Researchers are building next-generation quantum-engineered devices based on quasiparticles called Majorana fermions.

New App Could Transform Music Teaching in Schools
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New App Could Transform Music Teaching in Schools

Syncphonia is a new application that enables a music teacher to deconstruct a piece of music into its component parts, so each player's part is displayed individually...

When Strangers Can Control Our Lights
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When Strangers Can Control Our Lights

Researchers have discovered security problems in smart lighting systems developed by GE, IKEA, Phillips, and Osram.

New Software Can Detect When People Text and Drive
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New Software Can Detect When People Text and Drive

New algorithms can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.

Planet 9 Is Not a Stolen Exoplanet, So What Is It?
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Planet 9 Is Not a Stolen Exoplanet, So What Is It?

Scientists believe there may be a huge planet sitting at the far reaches of the solar system. Since new evidence of Planet 9's existence emerged a few years ago...

Meet Marie desJardins, 2017 Educator ABIE Award Winner
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Meet Marie desJardins, 2017 Educator ABIE Award Winner

An interview with University of Maryland educator Marie desJardins, this year's A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award winner.

For Superpowers, Artificial Intelligence Fuels New Global Arms Race
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For Superpowers, Artificial Intelligence Fuels New Global Arms Race

For many Russian students, the academic year started last Friday with tips on planetary domination from President Vladimir Putin.

The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election
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The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election

Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice.

After Cassini: Pondering the Saturn Mission's Legacy
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After Cassini: Pondering the Saturn Mission's Legacy

As the Cassini spacecraft nears the end of a long journey rich with scientific and technical accomplishments, it is already having a powerful influence on future...
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