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Complex Biological Computer Commands Living Cells
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Complex Biological Computer Commands Living Cells

Researchers have developed a biological computer that functions inside living bacterial cells and tells them what to do, according to a report published yesterday...

Big Names in Statistics Want to Shake Up Much-Maligned P Value
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Big Names in Statistics Want to Shake Up Much-Maligned P Value

Science is in the throes of a reproducibility crisis, and researchers, funders and publishers are increasingly worried that the scholarly literature is littered...

Two Groups Both Win $7.5M to Study AI, Autonomous Systems
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Two Groups Both Win $7.5M to Study AI, Autonomous Systems

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $15 million to two Cornell University research teams to pursue autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

Meet UrduScript, the First Urdu-Based Programming Language
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Meet UrduScript, the First Urdu-Based Programming Language

UrduScript is a new programing language that makes it easier for beginners to learn programming concepts.

Scientists Build DNA from Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint
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Scientists Build DNA from Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

CPU Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?
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CPU Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?

Views differ on how central-processing unit architecture will proceed as Moore's Law becomes increasingly irrelevant.

Five Times the Computing Power
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Five Times the Computing Power

Researchers have developed a method to increase by the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed on a field-programmable gate array.

UCLA Research Offers Clearest Evidence of Long-Sought Majorana Particle
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UCLA Research Offers Clearest Evidence of Long-Sought Majorana Particle

A research team has uncovered evidence for the existence of the Majorana particle.

For Computers, Too, It's Hard to Learn to Speak Chinese
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For Computers, Too, It's Hard to Learn to Speak Chinese

Researchers often call 2017 the year of the conversational computer in China.

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube
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The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands.

Smart Contact Lenses and Eye Implants Will Give Doctors Medical Insights
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Smart Contact Lenses and Eye Implants Will Give Doctors Medical Insights

Poets say the eyes are a window to the soul. But biomedical engineers are using the eyes to gain insight into the body.

New Camera Designed by Stanford Researchers Could Improve Robot Vision and Virtual Reality
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New Camera Designed by Stanford Researchers Could Improve Robot Vision and Virtual Reality

A new four-dimensional camera captures almost 140 degrees of information, with implications for robot visual perception and virtual reality.

The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers
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The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence.

Saturn Surprises As Cassini Continues its Grand Finale
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Saturn Surprises As Cassini Continues its Grand Finale

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding—so far—that the planet's magnetic...

Level Up: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems
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Level Up: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems

In the early 1950s, just as rock 'n' roll was hinting at social change, the first video games were quietly being designed in the form of technology demonstrations—and...

DARPA Calls for Post-Moore Ideas
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DARPA Calls for Post-Moore Ideas

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Electronics Resurgence Initiative aims to cultivate partnerships and advance progress of post-Moore's Law technologies...

Who Will Control the Swarm?
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Who Will Control the Swarm?

Researchers at Stanford University believe future device swarms will operate via centralized management.

Bikes May Have to Talk to Self-Driving Cars for Safety's Sake
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Bikes May Have to Talk to Self-Driving Cars for Safety's Sake

Researchers envision bicycles communicating with autonomous vehicles so the latter can predict cyclists' movements.

IARPA Announces Map of the World Challenge for Satellite Imagery
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IARPA Announces Map of the World Challenge for Satellite Imagery

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched the functional Map of the World Challenge.
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