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Bioengineers Today Emphasize the Crucial Ingredient Dr. Frankenstein Forgot: Responsibility 
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Bioengineers Today Emphasize the Crucial Ingredient Dr. Frankenstein Forgot: Responsibility 

Mary Shelley was 20 when she published "Frankenstein" in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thrilling, challenging and relevant—especially for scientists...

Could Intelligent Machines of the Future Own the Rights to Their Own creations?
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Could Intelligent Machines of the Future Own the Rights to Their Own creations?

Intellectual property may be the legal term for creations, including literary or artistic, but there is something inherently human about it as well. 

How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has evolved
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How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has evolved

With more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, the world's most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers.

How Quantum Mechanics Can Change computing
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How Quantum Mechanics Can Change computing

In early July, Google announced that it will expand its commercially available cloud computing services to include quantum computing.

Editing Human Embryos with Crispr Is Moving Ahead; Now's the Time to Work Out the Ethics
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Editing Human Embryos with Crispr Is Moving Ahead; Now's the Time to Work Out the Ethics

The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they've successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.

Asimov's Laws Won't Stop Robots Harming Humans So We've Developed a Better solution
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Asimov's Laws Won't Stop Robots Harming Humans So We've Developed a Better solution

How do you stop a robot from hurting people?

AI Could Kickstart a New Global Arms Race; We Need Better Ways to Govern It Before It's Too Late
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AI Could Kickstart a New Global Arms Race; We Need Better Ways to Govern It Before It's Too Late

There is a lot of money to be made from Artificial Intelligence.

Building Privacy Right Into Software code
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Building Privacy Right Into Software code

When I was 15, my parents did not allow me to use AOL Instant Messenger. All of my friends used it, so I had to find a way around this rule.

Helping or Hacking? Engineers and Ethicists Must Work Together On brain-Computer interface Technology
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Helping or Hacking? Engineers and Ethicists Must Work Together On brain-Computer interface Technology

In the 1995 film "Batman Forever," the Riddler used 3-D television to secretly access viewers' most personal thoughts in his hunt for Batman's true identity.

The Maths of Life and Death: Our Secret Weapon in the Fight Against disease
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The Maths of Life and Death: Our Secret Weapon in the Fight Against disease

Maths is the language of science.

Designing Antiviral Proteins via Computer Could Help Halt the Next pandemic 
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Designing Antiviral Proteins via Computer Could Help Halt the Next pandemic 

As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic.

Military-Funded Prosthetic Technologies Benefit More Than Just Veterans
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Military-Funded Prosthetic Technologies Benefit More Than Just Veterans

In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs.

Who Feels the Pain of Science Research Budget Cuts?
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Who Feels the Pain of Science Research Budget Cuts?

Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy...

Introducing 'operator 4.0,' A tech-Augmented Human worker
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Introducing 'operator 4.0,' A tech-Augmented Human worker

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived.

Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?
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Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?

Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today's imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality...

With New Technology, Mathematicians Turn Numbers Into art
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With New Technology, Mathematicians Turn Numbers Into art

Once upon a time, mathematicians imagined their job was to discover new mathematics and then let others explain it.

Cybersecurity's Next Phase: cyber-Deterrence
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Cybersecurity's Next Phase: cyber-Deterrence

Cyberattackers pose many threats to a wide range of targets. Russia, for example, was accused of hacking Democratic Party computers throughout the year, interfering...

Misinformation on Social Media: Can Technology Save us?
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Misinformation on Social Media: Can Technology Save us?

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading news.

Why Save a Computer Virus?
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Why Save a Computer Virus?

On average, 82,000 new malware threats are created each day.

After Fatality, Autonomous Car Development May Speed ­p
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After Fatality, Autonomous Car Development May Speed ­p

The world has witnessed enormous advances in autonomous passenger vehicle technologies over the last dozen years.
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