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Why I Left the Hospital System and Started Working in Telemedicine

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 20:00
Behind one woman’s decision to pursue a medical career at a San Francisco Internet startup.
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An Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:00
Training software to accurately sum up information in documents could have great impact in many fields, such as medicine, law, and scientific research.
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How Encrypted Weather Data Could Help Corporate Blockchain Dreams Come True

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:00
Banks and investors have sunk millions into the idea that blockchain programs called smart contracts can make finance and other industries more efficient.
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Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats Up

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:30
Chip maker Nvidia leads the race to power the machine-learning gold rush, but competition is coming from tech giants and startups.
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Why So Many Web-Fueled Protest Movements Hit a Wall

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 20:00
Zeynep Tufekci’s new book shows how social networks have empowered mass protests—but also made them more fragile.
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Million-Dollar Prize Hints at How Machine Learning May Someday Spot Cancer

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 20:00
Chinese researchers have developed an algorithm that could help make lung cancer diagnosis less error-prone.
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The World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Hits a Speed Bump

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 20:00
China’s BYD has huge market share and the backing of Warren Buffett, but a recent drop in government subsidies is hurting sales of its electric cars.
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Digital Advertising Takes a Hit

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 20:00
Big-name advertisers have begun to question whether they’ve placed too much faith—and money—in targeted advertising.
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Reinventing Rice for a World Transformed by Climate Change

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:01
UC Davis plant geneticist Pamela Ronald wants to create rice varieties that can survive in harsher conditions, including more frequent droughts.
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An AI-Driven Genomics Company Is Turning to Drugs

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:38
Deep Genomics aims to develop drugs by using deep learning to find patterns in genomic and medical data.
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A Year After Approval, Gene-Therapy Cure Gets Its First Customer

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 20:00
GlaxoSmithKline says it has treated a child with Strimvelis, its gene therapy for immune deficiency.
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An Ostrich-Like Robot Pushes the Limits of Legged Locomotion

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 20:00
Robots are still learning to walk. Here’s one that runs on two legs.
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