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To Keep Tor Hack Source Code Secret, DOJ Dismisses Child Porn Case
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To Keep Tor Hack Source Code Secret, DOJ Dismisses Child Porn Case

Rather than share the now-classified technological means that investigators used to locate a child porn suspect, federal prosecutors in Washington state have ...

Single Atom Feels the Quantum Heat
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Single Atom Feels the Quantum Heat

Thermal transport—the way heat is carried away from a processor, for instance—is very familiar to us.

Observations Catch a Supernova Three Hours After It Exploded
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Observations Catch a Supernova Three Hours After It Exploded

The skies are full of transient events.

We Finally Have a Computer that Can Survive the Surface of Venus
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We Finally Have a Computer that Can Survive the Surface of Venus

Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system.

Information Paradox and Black Holes in Plasmas
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Information Paradox and Black Holes in Plasmas

Black holes are a problem for physics, and the physics community has never fully warmed to the idea of them.

Google Brain Super-Resolution Image Tech Makes 'Zoom, Enhance!' Real
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Google Brain Super-Resolution Image Tech Makes 'Zoom, Enhance!' Real

Google Brain has devised some new software that can create detailed images from tiny, pixelated source images. Google's software, in short, basically means thetrope...

Universe Neither Confirms Nor Denies Its Holographic Nature
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Universe Neither Confirms Nor Denies Its Holographic Nature

Cosmology is a funny kind of science. 

In Not-Too-Distant Future, Brain Hackers Could Steal Your Deepest Secrets
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In Not-Too-Distant Future, Brain Hackers Could Steal Your Deepest Secrets

In the beginning, people hacked phones.

U.S. Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language
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U.S. Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language program aims to give researchers...

US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language  
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US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language  

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the US Intelligence Community’s own science and technology research arm, has announced it is seeking...

Back to the Future: Silicon May Work for Quantum Computing
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Back to the Future: Silicon May Work for Quantum Computing

Although I write a lot about quantum computing, I've not really paid much attention to performing quantum computations with silicon-based qubits. Luckily Stephanie...

Who's Winning the Cyber War? The Squirrels, of Course
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Who's Winning the Cyber War? The Squirrels, of Course


Hackers Trigger Yet Another Power Outage in Ukraine
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Hackers Trigger Yet Another Power Outage in Ukraine


DOD Successfully Tests Terrifying Swarm of 104 Micro-Drones
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DOD Successfully Tests Terrifying Swarm of 104 Micro-Drones

The Department of Defense has released video of a test of swarming drones conducted in the skies over the US Navy's test range at Naval Air Weapons Station China...

NASA Chooses Two Asteroid Missions Instead of a Venus Return
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NASA Chooses Two Asteroid Missions Instead of a Venus Return

For the planetary science community, the day when NASA makes the final call on new Solar System exploration missions always feels bittersweet.

Grids of Defects Make Diamonds Practical for Quantum Computing
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Grids of Defects Make Diamonds Practical for Quantum Computing

One of the more exciting things happening in physics at the moment is the development of quantum computers that may actually be able to do something useful. 

Did the Russians 'Hack' the Election? A Look at the Established Facts
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Did the Russians 'Hack' the Election? A Look at the Established Facts

President-elect Donald Trump continues to discount or attempt to discredit reports that the intelligence community has linked the hacking of the DNC, the Hillary...

The Army's Looking Into Putting Bacteria Into Its Electronics
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The Army's Looking Into Putting Bacteria Into Its Electronics

If you're not familiar with the terms "synthetic biology" or "biohybrid systems," you may want to add them to your vocabulary.

Google DeepMind Could Invent the Next Generation of AI by Playing Starcraft 2
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Google DeepMind Could Invent the Next Generation of AI by Playing Starcraft 2

The announcement at BlizzCon 2016 that met with the most muted response was arguably the most revolutionary.

Google Warns Journalists and Professors: Your Account is Under Attack
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Google Warns Journalists and Professors: Your Account is Under Attack

A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.
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