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Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program

milan-deprivation Big Data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science for Good shows that fresh eyes and good code can make more in 10 weeks than some have done in as many years. Read More
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Devin Coldewey

August 26th

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Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

219233_ahmed_mansoor-1 You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 25th

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NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

illustris_box-2_xsede It’s in the country’s best interest to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just put $110 million down to make sure that happens. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 23rd

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Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

qubie1 With an incredibly important national election coming up, it’s more critical than ever that everyone who can vote does — and is able to. Election tech firm Free and Fair is hoping to help avoid overflowing voting locations with a simple, open source device that automatically monitors waiting times and keeps voters and officials informed. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 12th

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NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

habitation-cislunar-concept NASA is serious about going to Mars, and not just for a quick visit, either. It just committed $65 million, spread over two years and six companies, for the purpose of developing and testing deep-space habitats that could be used on the way to — and on the surface of — the Red Planet. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 10th

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NASA funds long shots aiming to make electric and eco-friendly aircraft

Airplane Top View One of these days we’re going to see aircraft go electric, just as cars are — but not for a while. In the meantime, we can’t slack off when it comes to the research that will make it possible. NASA has announced five research projects that may help make planes more efficient and green. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 5th

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The White House requested input on artificial intelligence, and IBM’s response is a great AI 101

 The field of artificial intelligence is so huge, and the potential applications so numerous, that it would be folly to try to explain it all in one — no, wait, IBM just did. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 3rd

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To Catch a Pikachu: NY Governor moves to ban sex offenders from Pokémon GO

pokemon go central park android When you think about it, the ability for someone to put a “lure” on a spot of their choosing and attract young Pokémon fans to their location is slightly disturbing — which is why New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to ban paroled sex offenders from playing Pokémon GO and other online games. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 1st

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NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

nix-2fa 2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 26th

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Army Special Operations Command reportedly ditching Android for iPhone in the field

peosold While the ordinary proving ground of the smartphone may be the mean streets of the city, devices are to be found on the field of battle, too — and if a report from DoDBuzz is to be believed, Android may soon be giving way to iOS for some special operations forces. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 19th

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