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Technological Responses to COVID-19
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Companies are finding new ways to enforce social distancing, clean public spaces, and provide substitutes for human workers.

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

Moore's Law: What Comes Next?
Mon, 02/01/2021 -5:00

Moore's Law challenges point to changes in software.

LAMBDA: The Ultimate Excel Worksheet Function
Wed, 01/27/2021 -17:17

Lambda allows users to define new functions written in Excel's own formula language.

Chess Engine Sacrifices Mastery to Mimic Human Play
Wed, 01/27/2021 -17:00

A team of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence chess engine that is trained to play like, rather than beat, humans.

When a Story is Breaking, AI Can Help Consumers Identify Fake News
Wed, 01/27/2021 -17:00

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers have determined that artificial intelligence can help assess news stories accurately, but only when a story is first emerging.

Researchers Propose Porcupine, a Compiler for Homomorphic Encryption
Wed, 01/27/2021 -17:00

A synthesizing compiler for homomorphic encryption can translate a plain-text unencrypted codebase into encrypted code on the fly.

Scientists Use Novel Ink to 3D-Print 'Bone' With Living Cells
Wed, 01/27/2021 -17:00

A technology developed at Australia's University of New South Wales Sydney enables three-dimensional printers to print bone-like structures, complete with living cells.

Women Primed to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Wed, 01/27/2021 -17:00

Cybersecurity analysts are in great demand thanks to the surge in remote work due to the pandemic; hiring more women can help narrow the talent gap.

They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin
Wed, 01/27/2021 -15:00

Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content and hosting websites without any central authority.

MeitY Collaborates With Amazon to Set Up India's First Quantum Computing Lab
Tue, 01/26/2021 -16:51

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services to develop a Quantum Computing Applications Lab.

ML Method Makes Better Predictions of Material Properties Using Low Quality Data
Tue, 01/26/2021 -16:51

Nanoengineers have developed a new machine learning method that uses low-quality data to predict material properties with greater accuracy than existing models.

AI Set to Replace Humans in Cybersecurity by 2030, Says Trend Micro Survey
Tue, 01/26/2021 -16:51

In a survey of information technology leaders, 41% of respondents expect artificial intelligence to take over their roles by 2030.

'Are You Real?'
Tue, 01/26/2021 -16:00

An ecosystem is emerging for ‘digital human’ development.

Ethical-source Movement Opens New Open-source Organization
Tue, 01/26/2021 -14:37

Ethical-source leaders are trying to find more support for their open-source approach by creating the Organization for Ethical Source.

How Lobsters Can Help Make Stronger 3D-Printed Concrete
Mon, 01/25/2021 -17:00

Special three-dimensional printing patterns designed by researchers at Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology  were inspired by lobster shells.

Smart Algorithm Bursts Social Networks' 'Filter Bubbles'
Mon, 01/25/2021 -17:00

Finnish and Danish researchers have developed an algorithm that boosts diversity of exposure on social networks, while still ensuring widely shared content.

DNSpooq Lets Attackers Poison DNS Cache Records
Mon, 01/25/2021 -17:00

Researchers have uncovered seven vulnerabilities that affect Dnsmasq, a domain name system forwarding client for *NIX-based operating systems.

How to Train a Robot (Using AI and Supercomputers)
Mon, 01/25/2021 -17:00

Computer scientists are using generative adversarial networks to train robots about objects.

Do Simulations Represent the Real World at the Atomic Scale?
Mon, 01/25/2021 -17:00

Scientists have developed a validation protocol for simulations of the atomic structure of an interface between a solid metallic oxide and liquid water.