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Technologies Support Dementia Patients
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Technologies Support Dementia Patients

A small but growing category of assistive technologies is aimed at people with cognitive disabilities.

Trump Administration Wants to End Nasa Funding For Iss By 2025
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Trump Administration Wants to End Nasa Funding For Iss By 2025

The Trump administration is preparing to end support for the International Space Station program by 2025.

The (almost) Complete History of 'fake News'
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The (almost) Complete History of 'fake News'

In record time, the phrase morphed from a description of a social media phenomenon into a journalistic cliche and an angry political slur.

Major Payment Company: 'fewer and Fewer Use Cases' For Bitcoin Payments
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Major Payment Company: 'fewer and Fewer Use Cases' For Bitcoin Payments

Stripe is one of the most popular ways for small online organizations to accept credit card payments. And in 2014 it became one of the first major payment processors...

Trust Me, I'm a Robot
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Trust Me, I'm a Robot

In an interview, Ayanna Howard discusses her work directing the Georgia Institute of Technology's Human-Automation Systems Lab.

Drones Learn to Navigate Autonomously By Imitating Cars and Bicycles
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Drones Learn to Navigate Autonomously By Imitating Cars and Bicycles

The DroNet algorithm enables drones to fly by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments.

Coders Are Shifting to Silicon Valley-Backed Programming Languages
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Coders Are Shifting to Silicon Valley-Backed Programming Languages

Developers are planning to focus on languages created and popularized by Silicon Valley technology companies, according to HackerRank's 2018 Developer Skills Report...

New Autonomous Car Can Handle Snow and Ice
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New Autonomous Car Can Handle Snow and Ice

Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Center in Finland have developed a self-driving vehicle designed to maneuver in rough and icy conditions.

Students Use Sandbox to Demonstrate Gravity
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Students Use Sandbox to Demonstrate Gravity

Gravbox is a new augmented reality sandbox developed to help explain how gravity affects objects when they travel through a certain environment.

Mosaic's Birthday: 25 Years of the Modern Web
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Mosaic's Birthday: 25 Years of the Modern Web

Twenty-five years ago, the first release of Mosaic Web browser appeared and the Web, as you know it, began.

AI Can Read! Tech Firms Race to Smarten Up Thinking Machines
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AI Can Read! Tech Firms Race to Smarten Up Thinking Machines

Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make...

Engineers Design Artificial Synapse For 'brain-on-a-Chip' Hardware
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Engineers Design Artificial Synapse For 'brain-on-a-Chip' Hardware

When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can't be beat.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It's Just Been Revealed
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Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It's Just Been Revealed

In cryptocurrency circles, calling something "centralized" is an insult.

Intel Halts Some Chip Patches as the Fixes Cause Problems
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Intel Halts Some Chip Patches as the Fixes Cause Problems

The chipmaker's updates were meant to fix the Meltdown and Spectre design flaws, but have been causing computers to unexpectedly reboot.

New Nasa Cassini Image of Saturn Moon Has a Surprise
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New Nasa Cassini Image of Saturn Moon Has a Surprise

Usually, the postcards stop after a journey ends, but not so for robotic adventurer Cassini, whose epic journey exploring Saturn and its neighbors finished in September...

Guarding Against the Possible Spectre in Every Machine
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Guarding Against the Possible Spectre in Every Machine

The recent disclosure of the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities is symptomatic of most technology firms following poor supply-chain precautions, says one...

New Defenses Sought Against Gps Spoofing Attacks
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New Defenses Sought Against Gps Spoofing Attacks

Researchers have received $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation to fortify computers and devices against cyberattacks associated with timekeeping...

Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists
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Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists

Computer science professor Megan Squire  has created an array of programs that monitor approximately 400,000 accounts of white nationalists on Facebook and elsewhere...

Quantum Technology Forgoes Unconditional Security to Extend its Reach
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Quantum Technology Forgoes Unconditional Security to Extend its Reach

Two projects in China demonstrate the possibility of global quantum key distribution networks.

Going Serverless
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Going Serverless

Serverless computing lets businesses and application developers focus on the program they need to run, without worrying about the machine on which it runs, or the...
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