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  1. quantum entanglement illustration
    Math

    How a quantum technique highlights math’s mysterious link to physics

    Verifying proofs to very hard math problems is possible with infinite quantum entanglement.

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  2. person holding jail cell bars
    Computing

    AI can predict which criminals may break laws again better than humans

    Computer algorithms are better than people at forecasting recidivism, at least in some situations, a new study finds.

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  3. quantum entanglement illustration
    Physics

    A quantum strategy could verify the solutions to unsolvable problems — in theory

    A quantum technique for verifying solutions to difficult problems could apply to an “unbelievably huge” class of puzzles.

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  4. Google quantum chip
    Quantum Physics

    Google officially lays claim to quantum supremacy

    The quantum computer Sycamore reportedly performed a calculation that even the most powerful supercomputers available can’t reproduce.

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  5. Parag Pathak
    Science & Society

    Parag Pathak uses data and algorithms to make public education fairer

    Economist Parag Pathak has overhauled school choice systems across the United States. Now he’s assessing what makes for a good education.

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  6. carbon nanotubes
    Tech

    A chip made with carbon nanotubes, not silicon, marks a computing milestone

    Silicon’s reign in cutting-edge electronics may soon over. The carbon nanotube could be its successor.

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  7. Poker game
    Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence has now pretty much conquered poker

    A new artificial intelligence called Pluribus is a real card shark at six-player no-limit Texas Hold’em.

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  8. Artificial intelligence gaming illustration
    Artificial Intelligence

    AI can learn real-world skills from playing StarCraft and Minecraft

    By playing StarCraft and Minecraft, artificial intelligence is learning how to collaborate and adapt.

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  9. Puerto Rico
    Science & Society

    Facebook data show how many people left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    Conventional surveys can’t track migration after natural disasters in real time. But Facebook data may provide a crude estimate of those who flee.

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