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Beneficial AI conference develops 'Asilomar AI principles' to guide future AI research

February 07, 2017

At the Beneficial AI 2017 conference, January 5-8 held at a conference center in Asilomar, California -- a sequel to the 2015

These may be the last glasses you will ever need to buy

January 31, 2017

Don’t throw away your bifocals or multiple glasses yet, but those days might soon be over. A team led by University of Utah engineers has created “smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust the focus on what you’re seeing, at any distance.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Top 8 facts

January 25, 2017

With the launch of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the organisation aims to invest in the long-term future of communities by undertaking vital research in areas such as science, technology and education to ensure each individual can reach

A 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed

January 23, 2017

A team of scientists has invented a replacement for daily glucose-level finger-pricking and insulin shots: a painless “smart” patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high.

7 really cool network and IT research projects

January 18, 2017

Researchers at top universities, backed by funding from federal and other outfits, are pumping out loads of research on network security, wireless networking and more. Here's a recap of 7 impressive projects from recent months.

Academic 'Moneyball'

January 16, 2017

A group of management professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think so, and they’ve published a new study on a data-driven model they say is more predictive of faculty research success than tr

White House honors 19 NSF-supported early-career researchers

January 12, 2017

President Obama has named 102 scientists and engineers, including 19 nominated by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). PECASE is the U.S.

The false choice of basic vs. applied research

January 05, 2017

A new call to abolish the concept of “applied research” comes from a surprising source: the founding dean of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Before engineers get up in arms, though, they should know he wants to eliminate “basic research” as well.

Scientists make crowd-funding pitches for research as government dollars cut

January 01, 2017

Researchers facing a severe shortage of government and foundation funding are increasingly using crowd-funding to get their projects off the ground. It works like this: An idea or research project is posted online, usually with a catchy video telling a story.

China Agrees to Return Seized Drone, Ending Standoff, Pentagon Says

December 18, 2016

The Pentagon on Saturday said that Beijing had agreed to return an underwater drone seized by China in internation

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