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New magnetism-control method could lead to ultrafast, energy-efficient computer memory

A cobalt layer on top of a gadolinium-iron alloy allows for switching memory with a single laser pulse in just 7 picoseconds. The discovery may lead …

UC Berkeley

You’re More Biased Than You Think

Even the most open-minded person harbors a lot of unconscious biases. Here’s how to start recognizing and eliminating them.<p>Every day we make countless decisions without realizing it. Researchers call this “unconscious bias.” It’s happening right now as you read this.<p>You’re faced with around 11 …

Psychology

How Unconscious Bias Affects Everything You Do

Ask yourself a few questions about your hidden biases before making big decisions.<p>As late as 1970, only 5% of the musicians in the most prestigious orchestras of the world were women. Even after a decade of hard-fought battles for gender equality, no major orchestra was more than 12% female in …

Nobel Prize

To Overcome Unconscious Biases, Raise Your Awareness

12/05/2014

10 Unintended Side Effects Of Newly Emerging Technologies

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and most people are excited about all the crazy things that are coming up next. Scientists and industry …

List-Worthy

IBM is pouring $240 million into a new AI research lab at MIT

There is no stopping artificial intelligence, but IBM and MIT figure they can speed up its development with a healthy infusion of cash and a brand …

Artificial Intelligence

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

Microscopic plastic fibers are pouring out of household faucets from New York to Delhi, according to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC.<p>Working with researchers at the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota, Orb tested 159 drinking …

Pollution

Microsoft just upped its multi-million bet on quantum computing

Microsoft pours millions into a new Station Q outpost in Copenhagen.<p>Microsoft has tipped several million dollars into a new quantum computing R&D lab …

Quantum Mechanics