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An NJIT 'data hiding' expert is named to the National Academy of Inventors

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Yun-Qing Shi, a groundbreaking computer engineer best known for devising methods to hide and retrieve data embedded in digitized images and speech, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.

Minnesota's next senator: Quiet organizer came late to power

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The woman who will be Minnesota's next U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected office late in her career and passed up a major shot at power just a few months ago.

Republicans criticize Mueller's probe, but want him to stay

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ratcheted up criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling Wednesday, questioning whether there was bias on his team of lawyers but stopping short of calling for his firing or resignation.

Atomic blasting creates new devices to measure nanoparticles

Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the lateral dimensions—length and width, but to create the next...Show More Summary

Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century

Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future.

Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

(Cornell University) While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell University engineers has...Show More Summary

Baylor study: Bosses who 'phone snub' their employees risk losing trust, engagement

(Baylor University) Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees' trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.

GAMBIT narrows the hiding places for 'new physics'

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) The elementary particles of 'new physics' must be so massive that their detection in the LHC, the largest modern accelerator, will not be possible.Show More Summary

Startup 'MGov' develops a financial education service via cellphone text message

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Tests for the Project PoupeMais ('SaveMore'), which involves 10,000 account holders in Brazil who are beneficiaries of State social programs, will be carried out through reverse-charge voice calls and the startup's very own SMS system. Show More Summary

Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with machine learning

(University of Warwick) Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.

Artificial intelligence helps accelerate progress toward efficient fusion reactions

(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) Article describes development of a deep learning neural network to predict disruptions on fusion plasmas.

NASA looks at rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Kai-tak

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Kai-tak developed near the east central Philippines as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall.

Roy Moore Accuser Says Alabama Is 'About To Make Some Changes'

Roy Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday night means “Alabama is about to make some changes,” one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct said Wednesday.

Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

(Brown University) Brown University researchers have developed software that lets users control robots over the internet with off-the-shelf virtual reality hardware.

U.S. Congress to let Iran deadline pass, leave decision to Trump

The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily.

Do bullies have more sex?

Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility.

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