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AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms
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AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

Artificial intelligence researchers and companies are applying machine learning to automate the more complicated aspects of AI algorithm development.

U.S. Mass Killings Occurring at 'Uniform' Rate
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U.S. Mass Killings Occurring at 'Uniform' Rate

Mass murders in the U.S. occur at a stable, once-every-two-weeks rate, according to a recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study.

New Method to Detect Spin Current in Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential for Alternative Electronics
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New Method to Detect Spin Current in Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential for Alternative Electronics

Researchers have developed a new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum...

WPI Computer Scientists Use Mixed Reality to Visualize Complex Biological Networks
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WPI Computer Scientists Use Mixed Reality to Visualize Complex Biological Networks

Researchers are developing new mixed-reality methods for visualizing complex biological networks so they can find the most salient information and linkages.

 Paving the Way for Women, Minorities into STEM
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Paving the Way for Women, Minorities into STEM

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe on her career-long advocacy for greater diversity in technology education.

Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with Cameras, Drones and NASA Tech
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Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with Cameras, Drones and NASA Tech

Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned in 2015 to a colourful reef in American Samoa he had shot a year earlier. It had...

Now There's an IQ Test for Siri and Friends
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Now There's an IQ Test for Siri and Friends

Researchers used an intelligence test they developed to rank intelligent assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri on the same scale used for humans.

It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location with Mobile Ads
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It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location with Mobile Ads

When you consider the nagging privacy risks of online advertising, you may find comfort in the thought of a vast, abstract company like Pepsi or Nike viewing you...

Fresh Findings From Cassini
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Fresh Findings From Cassini

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data...

Liquid Metal Brings Soft Robotics a Step Closer
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Liquid Metal Brings Soft Robotics a Step Closer

Researchers in the U.K. say they have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into two-dimensional shapes such as letters and a heart.

There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics for Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers
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There's a Huge Opportunity in Robotics for Early-Career Computer Scientists and Serious Software Engineers

University of Washington professor Maya Cakmak discusses the role of programming by demonstration in her work on human-machine interaction.

Serious Flaw in WPA2 Protocol Lets Attackers Intercept Passwords and Much More
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Serious Flaw in WPA2 Protocol Lets Attackers Intercept Passwords and Much More

Researchers have discovered a severe flaw in the WPA2 protocol that enables hackers within range of a vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords and...

Researchers Create Digital Objects From Incomplete 3D Data
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Researchers Create Digital Objects From Incomplete 3D Data

Researchers in Germany say they have developed a computational method for reconstructing a digital object from incomplete images.

Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code
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Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that auto-fix tools are effective ways to get programmers to make relevant upgrades.

China's Xi Calls for More Technology Development
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China's Xi Calls for More Technology Development

President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and...

Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords
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Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses.

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information That Reveals Chemistry in Action
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Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information That Reveals Chemistry in Action

Researchers say they have taught computers to decipher previously inaccessible information from x-ray data and apply it to decoding three-dimensional nanoscale...

Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad
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Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether federal prosecutors can force technology companies to turn over data stored outside the United States. 

ESnet's Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data
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ESnet's Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

Researchers say the Energy Sciences Network's Science DMZ architecture for rapidly and securely transferring large datasets could be adapted to fulfill the needs...

Scientists Can Read a Bird's Brain and Predict Its Next Song
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Scientists Can Read a Bird's Brain and Predict Its Next Song

Researchers have built a brain-to-tweet interface that predicts the song a finch is going to sing a fraction of a second before it does so.
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