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June 2018


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Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

A new device uses inexpensive flash storage to process huge graphs using a personal computer.


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Facebook AI Turns One Style of Music Into Another

Facebook AI Turns One Style of Music Into Another

Facebook AI Research has developed a neural network that can translate music from one style, genre, and set of instruments into another.


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First 3D Printed Human Corneas

First 3D Printed Human Corneas

Researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. have developed a technique for using a three-dimensional printer to create human corneas.


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From Horizon to Horizon: Celebrating 15 Years of Mars Express

From Horizon to Horizon: Celebrating 15 Years of Mars Express

Fifteen years ago, ESA's Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface…


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AI Footstep Recognition System Could Be ­sed for Airport Security

AI Footstep Recognition System Could Be ­sed for Airport Security

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based biometric verification system for identifying a person by their specific gait.


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Computer Science Programs to Increase in Hawaii Schools

Computer Science Programs to Increase in Hawaii Schools

Hawaii's Board of Education is working to boost computer science programs in the state’s schools.


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Ingestible 'Bacteria on a Chip' Could Help Diagnose Disease

Ingestible 'Bacteria on a Chip' Could Help Diagnose Disease

A new ingestible sensor can help diagnose gastrointestinal problems.


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A Genetic Algorithm Predicts the Vertical Growth of Cities

A Genetic Algorithm Predicts the Vertical Growth of Cities

New genetic algorithms can predict how the number of skyscrapers and other buildings in an urban area will increase.


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How Close Are We, Really, to Building a Quantum Computer?

How Close Are We, Really, to Building a Quantum Computer?

Intel Labs' Jim Clarke observes that the race to develop the first practical quantum computer is fraught with challenges.


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Dawn Mission: New Orbit, New Opportunities

Dawn Mission: New Orbit, New Opportunities

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is maneuvering to its lowest-ever orbit for a close-up examination of the inner solar system's only dwarf planet.


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Rewarded for RISC

Rewarded for RISC

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients David Patterson and John Hennessy developed the "dangerous" idea that software should be simpler so it can be executed more quickly, which evolved into the Reduced Instruction Set Computer architecture…


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Deep Learning Hunts for Signals Among the Noise

Deep Learning Hunts for Signals Among the Noise

Neural networks can deliver surprising, and sometimes unwanted, results.


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3D Sensors Provide Security, Better Games

3D Sensors Provide Security, Better Games

A variety of techniques allow sensors to locate and recognize objects in space.


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Getting Hooked on Tech

Getting Hooked on Tech

Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?

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