Student cracks DNA code to take home $10,000 worth of bitcoin

Just days before the deadline set by its creator, a 26-year-old student successfully deciphered a message encoded in DNA, gaining access to a digital wallet containing a bitcoin reward.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/25/student-cracks-dna-code-to-take-home-10000-worth-bitcoin.html

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Missouri State student emails all 'Claudias' on campus after accidental Tinder swipe

A Missouri State University freshman who accidentally “swiped left” on a fellow student named Claudia set out to find the woman he missed — by emailing every “Claudia” on campus.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/23/missouri-state-student-emails-all-claudias-on-campus-after-accidental-tinder-swipe.html

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Washing machines can be 30 percent lighter thanks to new innovation

A student figured out how to remove the concrete counterweight from a washing machine, which reduces the weight and CO2 footprint of each machine substantially.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/17/washing-machines-can-be-30-percent-lighter-thanks-to-new-innovation.html

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Four Wisconsin public schools block social media apps as part of study

Four public schools in Madison are preventing student access to some popular social media apps during the school day to test whether grades, student behavior and school safety improve with fewer online distractions.

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Can Microsoft's Surface Laptop put some hurt on the Chromebook and MacBook?

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is aimed at Google’s education-centric Chromebook and a longstanding student favorite, the MacBook. But the Surface Laptop may be a tough sell considering its design.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/can-microsofts-surface-laptop-put-some-hurt-on-chromebook-and-macbook.html

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Student's tweet perfectly calls out cynical stepfather

In a moment of reflection on the eve of graduating from Eastern Michigan University, student Daivon Reeder struck a chord on social media with a tweet that has since gone viral.

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Teen Delivers Fake Deportation Notices to Classmates

A California high school student was seen handing out fake deportation notices to students of varying ethnicities a day after Donald Trump’s election win.

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Building a Better World, Together

Tackling Student Debt At Consumer Reports, we envision a day when every American can get an affordable college education and contribute to society unburdened by the pressure of excessive debt.

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Brilliant student built a robo-gardener to help astronauts grow produce on Mars

A NASA fellow and aerospace engineering student at the University of Colorado has invented a robot and artificial intelligence system that’s may open new avenues for space exploration and habitation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/22/brilliant-student-built-robo-gardener-to-help-astronauts-grow-produce-on-mars.html

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Study finds women are deemed better coders, with a big catch

When a group of student computer scientists decided to test their hypothesis that software coding done by women doesn’t get as much cred as that done by males, they came face to face with a couple of surprises.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/15/study-finds-women-are-deemed-better-coders-with-big-catch.html

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MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk's Hyperloop

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.

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Guess how much Google paid the guy who briefly owned google.com

When student Sanmay Ved saw the google.com

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Google defends itself after student snooping accusation

Google, which has been accused of invading student privacy via Chromebook computers, fired back at its critics in a blog post late Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/03/google-defends-itself-after-student-snooping-accusation.html

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World's first 3D-printed revolver looks like a nerf gun, shoots real .22 caliber bullets

Mechanical engineering student James Patrick is bound to turn some heads with his PM522 Washbear, a 3D-printed pepperbox revolver capable of firing up to 8 bullets between reloads.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/24/worlds-first-3d-printed-revolver-looks-like-nerf-gun-shoots-real-22-caliber-bullets.html

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'Freakonomics' author devises algorithm to catch cheaters, and it works

When a professor at an anonymous “top American university” recently suspected cheating in a class, no student would admit to it, so he called in a big gun: Freakonomics author and University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/14/freakonomics-author-devises-algorithm-to-catch-cheaters-and-it-works.html

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How IBM's Watson supercomputer is battling cancer with advanced genomics

Back in 2003, when he was a fourth year medical student at Washington University in St. Louis looking at a career in oncology, Lukas Wartman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For Wartman, the diagnosis was bleak – while this type of leukemia, which affects the blood and bone marrow, is very treatable for children, it often proves fatal for adults. Two years of chemotherapy followed and Wartman went into remission and completed his medical studies. The reprieve was short-lived. By 2008, he relapsed again.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/14/how-ibms-watson-supercomputer-is-battling-cancer-with-advanced-genomics/

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