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Using Smartphones to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections
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Using Smartphones to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

University of Washington scientists have developed a pediatric ear-infection diagnostic technique that uses a smartphone to detect fluid accumulation behind the...

Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on Swedish Public Road
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Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on Swedish Public Road

A driverless electric truck has started delivering freight daily along a public road in Sweden.

The Trade Secret
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The Trade Secret

Firms that promised high-tech ransomware solutions almost always just pay the hackers.

Cybersecurity Jobs Abound. No Experience Required.
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Cybersecurity Jobs Abound. No Experience Required.

There are many U.S. cybersecurity job openings, and a shortfall of qualified professionals is prompting employers to look outside traditional pipelines to find...

Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods
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Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods

Researchers used a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods in the U.S. to learn that these events are associated with four types of atmospheric patterns...

Computational Tool Enables Molecular Analysis of Biomedical Tissue Samples
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Computational Tool Enables Molecular Analysis of Biomedical Tissue Samples

Stanford University researchers have developed a computational tool that facilitates analysis of individual cell behavior in biomedical tissue samples.

Waymo and Lyft Partner to Scale Self-Driving Robotaxi Service in Phoenix
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Waymo and Lyft Partner to Scale Self-Driving Robotaxi Service in Phoenix

Technology developer Waymo and ride-hailing company Lyft have partnered to deploy driverless vehicles for Lyft's robotaxi service in Phoenix, AZ.

Welcome the Plants That Move on their Own
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Welcome the Plants That Move on their Own

Exploring the potential of plant-robot hybrids that can produce architectural artifacts and living spaces.

For the First Time, Engineers Measure Accuracy of 2 Qubits in Silicon--and It Works
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For the First Time, Engineers Measure Accuracy of 2 Qubits in Silicon--and It Works

Researchers have quantified the accuracy of two-quantum-bit operations in silicon, in another step toward reliable quantum computing.

When Computer Science Majors Take Improv
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When Computer Science Majors Take Improv

Northeastern University computer science majors are required to take a class in theater and improvisation, where they practice exercises to cultivate empathy, creativity...

Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find Too Boring
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Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find Too Boring

Sweden's forest companies are embracing technology to cut costs and boost profits, while freeing employees from mundane tasks.

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology
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San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has banned the use of facial recognition technology for surveillance purposes by police and other agencies in the city.

Scientists in China Develop Ultra-Long Range AI Camera
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Scientists in China Develop Ultra-Long Range AI Camera

Researchers in China have developed camera technology that can render human sized-subjects from up to 28 miles away.

Hummingbird Robot Flies, Hovers Like Real Thing
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Hummingbird Robot Flies, Hovers Like Real Thing

Purdue University researchers have built robot hummingbirds that learn to fly and hover like their real-world counterparts, using algorithms and computer simulation...

New Secret-spilling Flaw Affects Almost Every Intel Chip Since 2011
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New Secret-spilling Flaw Affects Almost Every Intel Chip Since 2011

Almost every computer with an Intel chips dating back to 2011 are affected by the vulnerabilities.

How Chinese Spies Got the NSA's Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks
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How Chinese Spies Got the NSA's Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks

Symantec researchers discovered Chinese intelligence agents had acquired National Security Agency hacking tools and used them in 2016 to attack American allies...

Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine Learning
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Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine Learning

Researchers have created a new dataset that allows cognitive neuroscientists to better leverage deep learning models that have significantly improved artificial...

Low-Cost Intervention Boosts Undergraduate Interest In Computer Science
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Low-Cost Intervention Boosts Undergraduate Interest In Computer Science

Researchers have shown that an online intervention taking less than 30 minutes significantly increases interest in computer science among both male and female undergraduate...

AI Accelerates Innovation
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AI Accelerates Innovation

Yet patent attorneys fear the darker consequences of artificial intelligence.

R's Out of Top 20 Programming Languages Despite Boom in Statistical Jobs
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R's Out of Top 20 Programming Languages Despite Boom in Statistical Jobs

Tiobe ranks the R programming language as the 21st most popular in its monthly index for May, marking the first time in three years the language sits outside the...
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