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Martonosi Sketches a Path for a New Type of Computing
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Martonosi Sketches a Path for a New Type of Computing

Princeton University professor Margaret Martonosi says quantum computing has reached an inflection point.

Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: 'We Know the Thing Works Now' 
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Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: 'We Know the Thing Works Now' 

The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services just moved a step closer to reality after banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan...

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

After the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, many people worry that technology has gone too far.

Listening for Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars
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Listening for Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars

One of the most spectacular achievements in physics so far this century has been the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that result from...

Defining a New Model for Cybersecurity Trust With Blockchain
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Defining a New Model for Cybersecurity Trust With Blockchain

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's David Shrier recently detailed the MIT Trust::Data Consortium's efforts to build new systems that rethink data sharing...

CMU Software Assembles RNA Transcripts More Accurately
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CMU Software Assembles RNA Transcripts More Accurately

Scallop is a new, more accurate computational method for reconstructing full-length nucleotide sequences of the RNA products in cells.

Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future
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Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future

The mechanism the fruit fly brain employs to identify olfactory similarities could inform the design of future search algorithms.

Researcher Seeks to Tame 'Ghost' of Uncertainty in Complex Dynamic Systems
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Researcher Seeks to Tame 'Ghost' of Uncertainty in Complex Dynamic Systems

University of Kansas professor Huazhen Fang is leading research to address "unstructured uncertainty"  in the quest to develop accurate predictive mathematical...

Only If It Serves the State: North Korea's Online Experience 
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Only If It Serves the State: North Korea's Online Experience 

Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online.

Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution
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Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution

Surface features on Ceres—the largest world between Mars and Jupiter—and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.

Highly Flexible Organic Flash Memory for Foldable and Disposable Electronics
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Highly Flexible Organic Flash Memory for Foldable and Disposable Electronics

A new ultra-flexible organic flash memory can be applied to non-conventional substrates, such as plastics and papers.

SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs
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SLAC Knows How the Universe Works. Now It's Targeting Your Needs

You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.

Texas Gunman's iPhone Could Reignite FBI-Apple Feud Over Encryption
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Texas Gunman's iPhone Could Reignite FBI-Apple Feud Over Encryption

The FBI and Apple are bracing for another potential fight over encryption, this time because of the iPhone of the dead gunman in Sunday's Texas church shooting,...

The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper
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The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper

For years, Barbara Simons was the loneliest of Cassandras—a technologist who feared what technology had wrought. Her cause was voting: Specifically, she believed...

FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Cellphone
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FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Cellphone

The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what...

Computer Scientists Aid in Major Astronomical Discovery
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Computer Scientists Aid in Major Astronomical Discovery

Computer science researchers recently helped to make a major advance in astronomy, as scientists announced last month they observed two neutron stars colliding....

The Subatomic Discovery That Physicists Considered Keeping Secret
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The Subatomic Discovery That Physicists Considered Keeping Secret

A pair of physicists announced the discovery of a subatomic event so powerful that the researchers wondered if it was too dangerous to make public.

Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon
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Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling...

China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order
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China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.
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