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Deep Learning Algorithm Rewrites Traditional Recipes for New Regions, Ingredients
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Deep Learning Algorithm Rewrites Traditional Recipes for New Regions, Ingredients

A team of researchers says a new machine-learning algorithm can take a recipe and transform it into an alternative dietary style.

Researchers Look to Add Statistical Safeguards to Data Analysis and Visualization Software
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Researchers Look to Add Statistical Safeguards to Data Analysis and Visualization Software

New software is designed to eliminate multiple hypothesis testing errors in interactive data exploration and visualization systems using real-time statistical safeguards...

Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data to its Cloud
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Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data to its Cloud

Microsoft Research plans to have a DNA-based data storage system functioning within a data center by 2020.

Google Program Inspires Kids to Learn Coding
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Google Program Inspires Kids to Learn Coding

Google's Code in the Community Program aims to help 3,000 underprivileged children develop computational skills for possible technology careers.

America’s dangerous Internet delusion
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America’s dangerous Internet delusion

Despite enormous benefits, the Internet also encourages crime, global conflict, and economic disruption.

Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of Man vs. Machine in Ancient Game
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Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of Man vs. Machine in Ancient Game

AlphaGo, Google DeepMind's artificial intelligence program, will compete against the Chinese world champion Go player Ke Jie in a three-game series.

In Memoriam Alain Colmerauer: 1941-2017
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In Memoriam Alain Colmerauer: 1941-2017

French computer scientist Alain Colmerauer passed away on May 15.

Inside Russia's Social Media War on America
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Inside Russia's Social Media War on America

On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington.

FCC Votes to Start Rolling Back Landmark Net Neutrality Rules
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FCC Votes to Start Rolling Back Landmark Net Neutrality Rules

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin undoing a key decision from the Obama era that could relax regulations on Internet...

Machine Learning Algorithms Re-Create City in 3D Using Only Image Data
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Machine Learning Algorithms Re-Create City in 3D Using Only Image Data

Varcity is a new platform that collects massive amounts of image data of a city and uses algorithms to automatically create a three-dimensional model of it.

Cinematography on the Fly
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Cinematography on the Fly

Researchers are working to improve the performance of autonomous drones in capturing video for movies.

This Spy App Can See If You've Visited Whistleblowing Sites on the Dark Web
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This Spy App Can See If You've Visited Whistleblowing Sites on the Dark Web

New spyware can determine whether online users have visited whistleblowing sites on the Dark Web.

Imec Demonstrates Self-Learning Neuromorphic Chip That Composes Music
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Imec Demonstrates Self-Learning Neuromorphic Chip That Composes Music

Researchers say they have created the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip, based on OxRAM technology, that demonstrates the ability to compose music. ...

Microrobots Inspired by Nature
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Microrobots Inspired by Nature

Researchers have developed microrobots that mimic the rowing action of the cilia present in the single-celled paramecium.

What This Apple-Picking Robot Means for the Future of Farm Workers
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What This Apple-Picking Robot Means for the Future of Farm Workers

Robots are replacing human workers at a faster pace than any other point in history. Most of these robots are in factories, but a new kind of mechanized worker...

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer
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A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling...

Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next
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Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the Internet looks back at the last 50 years, and ahead to what faces IT.

Patching the Electric Grid
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Patching the Electric Grid

Electric grids worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack as new technologies like smart meters and analytical software are added to them, with mature systems...

Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy With Computer Simulations and Data Analysis
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Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy With Computer Simulations and Data Analysis

Researchers have developed a unique mathematical model to probe interactions between prostate tumors and common cancer immunotherapies.

Google's AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before
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Google's AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Google researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to produce entirely new sounds.
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