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The world’s largest chip maker wants to see a new kind of economy bloom around personal data. Intel is a $53-billion-a-year company that enjoys a near monopoly…

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The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server Performance of a Remotely Located Muon Radiography System to Identify the Inner Structure of a Nuclear Plant

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What was it like to use a wearable computer back in 1999?  

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The following View from the Marketplace was provided by SAP, the sponsor of our Big Data Gets Personal Business Report .

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Glass apps will require people to create new content filters. Maybe that’s just a losing battle. Would you want your daily horoscope beamed to your right eye? That’s the vision…

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The mental fuzziness induced by cancer treatment could be eased by cognitive exercises performed online, say researchers. Cancer survivors sometimes suffer from a condition known as “chemo fog”—a cognitive impairment…

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Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review .

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The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab will use the most advanced commercially available quantum computer, the D-Wave Two. Quantum computing took a giant leap forward on the world stage today…

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A so-called metal-organic framework could offer a better way to get at the vast uranium resource dissolved in the ocean. A new material could potentially be used to…

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With dozens of new features, Google’s social network is becoming more like a photo service and a news site. Despite the 190 million people that Google says use its social network…

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Scientists produced embryonic stem cells from the DNA of one person combined with a human donor egg. Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University reported on Wednesday in the scientific…

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Aereo CEO says he’s boosted by winning a round in court—and that “lines are very, very long” for his Internet TV offering, despite ABC’s new competing streaming service. The legal…

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Breaking its own restrictions, Google will show developers how to build any kind of app for Google Glass. Google has set plenty of restrictions on the functionality of apps for…

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A new line of research examines what happens in an office where the positions of the cubicles and walls—even the coffee pot—are all determined by data. Can we use data…

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An International Energy Agency report says investments in oil technology will lead to a worldwide supply boom. High oil prices were supposed to make biofuels and other oil alternatives more…

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Advanced genetic engineering is already changing vaccine development and could make inroads into other branches of medicine. Synthetic biology is breathing new life into the old-fashioned world of vaccine…

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How will a mass influx of robots affect human employment? In the book Race Against the Machine , Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of MIT’s Sloan School of Management present a…

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From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone WNYC This week on New Tech City, WNYC’s Yasmeen Khan visits the Academy for Software Engineering near Union Square to…

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Researchers use phone records to build a mobility model of the Los Angeles and New York City regions with new privacy guarantees. Researchers at AT&T, Rutgers University, Princeton, and Loyola…

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Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software. A new type of mobile app is departing from a long-standing practice…

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