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Record-Setting Seismic Simulations Run on the Cori Supercomputer
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Record-Setting Seismic Simulations Run on the Cori Supercomputer

Researchers who achieved record-setting seismic simulations presented their studies at this week's ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Research Accelerates Quest for Quicker, Longer-Lasting Electronics
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Research Accelerates Quest for Quicker, Longer-Lasting Electronics

Researchers have found a topographical insulator "heterostructure" rendering such surfaces magnetic at room temperature.

UC Berkeley Releases Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset
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UC Berkeley Releases Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset

A University of California, Berkeley professor has announced the release of a massive dataset for Dex-Net 2.0.

Using Neural Nets to Snag Malware Before It Strikes
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Using Neural Nets to Snag Malware Before It Strikes

A $450,000 grant will support the development of an artificial intelligence system that can detect software bugs and security attacks in computer systems before...

New Girl Scout Badges Focus on Cybercrime, Not Cookie Sales
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New Girl Scout Badges Focus on Cybercrime, Not Cookie Sales

The goal is to prevent cyber attacks and restore trust in digital operations.

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects
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10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects

Networking vendors use open source projects as platforms for enterprise projects, or as the underlying technology for some of the world's largest networks.

How Quantum Trickery Can Scramble Cause and Effect
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How Quantum Trickery Can Scramble Cause and Effect

Albert Einstein is heading out for his daily stroll and has to pass through two doorways.

Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets
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Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time...

CMU to Harness Power of Collaboration to Advance Artificial Intelligence
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CMU to Harness Power of Collaboration to Advance Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University plans to establish one of the largest and most experienced collaborative research groups in the world.

Drones That Drive
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Drones That Drive

Researchers are developing robots that can maneuver around on land and fly through the air.

New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics
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New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

A new flexible thermoelectric energy harvester could rival existing wearable electronic devices using body heat as their source of energy.

Most People Expect Humans Will Grow to Trust, Even Love, AI
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Most People Expect Humans Will Grow to Trust, Even Love, AI

Most people expect artificial intelligence eventually will earn the trust and even affection of humans.

Cornell to Team With IBM to Protect Global Milk Supply
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Cornell to Team With IBM to Protect Global Milk Supply

Researchers will use genetic sequencing and big data analysis to help keep the global milk supply safe.

Here's What You Need to Know About the Google E.U. Fine
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Here's What You Need to Know About the Google E.U. Fine

The European Union's head of antitrust enforcement announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, accusing the search engine for illegally favoring...

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms
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How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools...

Eyes In the Sky
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Eyes In the Sky

One of America's least known National Historic Landmarks may also be its ugliest. It''s kept hidden inside Building 32 on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center...

Building a Better IoT
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Building a Better IoT

A robust and resilient Internet of Things framework is critical for future progress. New and emerging concepts may illuminate the path.

IU Study Finds Most People Aren't as Happy as Their Friends on Social Media
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IU Study Finds Most People Aren't as Happy as Their Friends on Social Media

A study by researchers at Indiana University found people with the most connections on social media are happier.

How Pythons Regenerate Their Organs and Other Secrets of the Snake Genome
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How Pythons Regenerate Their Organs and Other Secrets of the Snake Genome

Researchers are using supercomputers to study reptile evolution.

Code.org Gears Up to Get 30,000 Students Psyched Up About Computer Science
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Code.org Gears Up to Get 30,000 Students Psyched Up About Computer Science

Code.org recently launched a free, year-long course that is designed to provide more than 30,000 low-income students the opportunity to learn how to program.
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