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  1. image of numbers written on a chalkboard
    Math

     How the way we’re taught to round numbers in school falls short

    A rounding technique taught in school doesn’t work well for machine learning or quantum computing, but an alternative approach does, researchers say.
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  2. image of a computer chip with red hues
    Computing

     Now that computers connect us all, for better and worse, what’s next?

    The digital revolution has brought chess-playing robots, self-driving cars, curated newsfeeds — and new ethical challenges.
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  3. A Navajo woman sitting at a microscope
    Computing

     Core memory weavers and Navajo women made the Apollo missions possible

    The stories of the women who assembled integrated circuits and wove core memory for the Apollo missions remain largely unknown.
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  4. photo of a person looking at the "Edmond de Belamy" portrait
    Computing

     Artificial intelligence challenges what it means to be creative

    Computer programs can mimic famous artworks, but struggle with originality and lack self-awareness.
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  5. photo of a man in a crowd wearing a mask on the back of his head
    Artificial Intelligence

     How AI can identify people even in anonymized datasets

    A neural network identified a majority of anonymous mobile phone service subscribers using details about their weekly social interactions.
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  6. a purple/orange cloud with bright stars sprinkled throughout on a black background
    Astronomy

     Watch this beautiful, high-resolution simulation of how stars are born

    The STARFORGE simulation follows a giant gas cloud as it collapses into new stars, accounting for all the phenomena thought to influence the outcome.
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  7. an illustration depicting a person thinking about writing the word "hello" and "hello" appears on a computer screen
    Neuroscience

     Brain implants turn imagined handwriting into text on a screen

    A person who was paralyzed from the neck down was able to communicate, thanks to brain-to-text technology.
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  8. dice scattered in the air
    Tech

     A new laser-based random number generator is the fastest of its kind

    A new laser’s chaotic light beam lets the device generate multiple number sequences at once, similar to throwing multiple dice at a time.
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  9. SoundWatch smartwatch app
    Tech

     A smartwatch app alerts users with hearing loss to nearby sounds

    With a new smartwatch app, users who are deaf or hard of hearing can get alerts that an alarm is going off or someone is knocking at the door.
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