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October 2018


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Seeking Ways to Reduce Traffic Jams, USC Engineers Turn to AI

Seeking Ways to Reduce Traffic Jams, USC Engineers Turn to AI

Researchers are adding a new type of artificial intelligence to speed-forecasting technology in an effort to reduce the amount of congestion on America's roads.


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Tim Berners-Lee Launched His Vision for an Alternative Web, and His Timing was Impeccable

Tim Berners-Lee Launched His Vision for an Alternative Web, and His Timing was Impeccable

Tim Berners-Lee has developed an open-source project to give Internet users more control over their data by allowing them to decide which apps may access it.


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Study Reveals Patterns in STEM Grades of Girls Versus Boys

Study Reveals Patterns in STEM Grades of Girls Versus Boys

A study of trends in the grades of 1.6 million students found girls and boys perform very similarly in science, technology, engineering, and math classes.


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AI Created More Than 100,000 Pieces of Music After Analyzing Irish and English Folk Tunes

AI Created More Than 100,000 Pieces of Music After Analyzing Irish and English Folk Tunes

A machine learning artificial intelligence generated more than 100,000 folk tunes after analyzing Irish and English music.


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Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water

Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water

University of Houston researchers have developed a smartphone-based system that can detect dangerous levels of lead in tap water.


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Creepy Robotic Dog Shown Fending Off Humans Who Try to Push It Over

Creepy Robotic Dog Shown Fending Off Humans Who Try to Push It Over

A new four-limbed robot is capable of moving uninterrupted after being pushed over by a human.


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The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?


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Floating Voxels Provide New Hope for 3D Displays

Floating Voxels Provide New Hope for 3D Displays

In search of holograms that can be viewed from any angle.


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Transient Electronics Take Shape

Transient Electronics Take Shape

Advances in materials science and chemistry are leading to self-destructing circuits and transient electronics, which could impact many fields.

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