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The Ridiculous Amount of Energy It Takes to Run Bitcoin

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00

Keeping bitcoin running via the process of "mining" consumes a staggering amount of electricity, and experts are investigating energy-saving solutions.

The Benefits and Risks of Using Talking Software to Address Mental Health

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00

Stanford University scholars Adam Miner, Arnold Milstein, and Jeff Hancock discuss the growing use of conversational software programs as a tool in mental health therapy.

Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00

In some respects, computers can be more intelligent than humans in terms of learning and problem solving, according to experts.

The State of Women in Computer Science

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00

Several factors are preventing women from pursuing and persisting in computer science majors.