Computing

  1. talking to a smartphone
    Computing

    Speech recognition has come a long way in 50 years

    Early versions of computer speech recognition relied on word sounds. Now, they add pattern recognition and a lot of statistics.

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  2. Germanium
    Materials Science

    Germanium computer chips gain ground on silicon — again

    Having pushed silicon to its limit, engineers are turning back to germanium.

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  3. two graphs
    Computing

    Retracted result on network equivalence reinstated

    Graph isomorphism result still stands, despite error.

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  4. NASA image from "Hidden Figures"
    Math

    Hidden Figures highlights three black women who were vital to the U.S. space program

    "Hidden Figures" tells the untold story of the "human computers" who were essential to the launch of the U.S. space program.

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  5. AlphaGo versus Lee Sedol
    Computing

    Year in review: AlphaGo scores a win for artificial intelligence

    AlphaGo’s triumph over its human opponent provides a glimpse into the future of artificial intelligence.

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  6. london underground map
    Computing

    AI system learns like a human, stores info like a computer

    A new artificial neural network hooked up to extra memory can learn to solve complex problems.

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  7. london underground map
    Computing

    AI system learns like a human, stores info like a computer

    A new artificial neural network hooked up to extra memory can learn to solve complex problems.

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  8. virtual image of unwrapped scroll
    Archaeology

    Digital rehab exposes Biblical roots of ancient Israeli scroll

    Virtual unwrapping reveals Biblical text on charred remains of ancient Israeli scroll.

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  9. Jeremy Freeman
    Neuroscience

    Jeremy Freeman seeks to simplify complex brain science

    As a group leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Jeremy Freeman is equal parts neuroscientist, computer coder and data visualization whiz.

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  10. Shayan Oveis Gharan
    Computing

    Shayan Oveis Gharan finds the shortest route to success

    Theoretical computer scientist Shayan Oveis Gharan has identified connections between unrelated fields to tackle the traveling salesman problem.

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  11. brain and microprocessor
    Neuroscience

    What Donkey Kong can tell us about how to study the brain

    Neuroscience tools failed to reveal much about a simple microprocessor. What can they really tell us about the brain?

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  12. close-up of storage device with key for letters
    Computing

    Supersmall device uses individual atoms to store data

    Scientists manipulate chlorine atoms to store data on a supersmall device.

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