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September 2016


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Google, Facebook, Amazon Join Forces on Future of AI

Google, Facebook, Amazon Join Forces on Future of AI

The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.


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Computer Science, Math Laureates Convene in Heidelberg

Computer Science, Math Laureates Convene in Heidelberg

Recipients of the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the ACM A.M. Turing Award met with 200 young researchers from over 50 nations.


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Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

Attackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of "smart" devices in homes and businesses…


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Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Israeli Scientists Invent Cannon for Entangled Photon Clusters

Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Israeli Scientists Invent Cannon for Entangled Photon Clusters

Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have created a device that can produce large clusters of entangled photons on demand.  


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Building a Sustainable, Intelligent, and Power-Efficient Cloud

Building a Sustainable, Intelligent, and Power-Efficient Cloud

The European Union-funded CLOUDLIGHTNING project seeks to construct a more efficient, heterogeneous, and user-centric cloud.  


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IARPA to Develop Early-Warning System for Cyberattacks

IARPA to Develop Early-Warning System for Cyberattacks

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a multi-year initiative to create technologies that could provide early warning of cyberattacks.  


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Removing Gender Bias From Algorithms

Removing Gender Bias From Algorithms

Machine-learning systems taught interesting patterns from data and documents fed into them could also pick up gender stereotypes from those sources.


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New Take on an Ancient Method Improves Way to Find Prime Numbers

New Take on an Ancient Method Improves Way to Find Prime Numbers

Mathematician Harald Helfgott at Germany's University of Gottingen has proposed a way to improve an ancient method for finding prime numbers.


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Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool

Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool

Google's online translation service, Google Translate, will soon be using a new algorithm that is entirely based on deep learning, the company announced on 27 September.


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Mission Complete: Rosetta's Journey Ends in Daring Descent to Comet

Mission Complete: Rosetta's Journey Ends in Daring Descent to Comet

ESA's historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.


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Will Driverless-Car Makers Learn to Share?

Will Driverless-Car Makers Learn to Share?

Last Monday, the Obama Administration released a hundred-and-twelve-page policy tome, "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy," which, despite its sleep-inducing title, found an eager readership.


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Can Electronics Replace Opioids?

Can Electronics Replace Opioids?

Sophisticated algorithms allow electrical nerve stimulation products to quell pain, in some cases, better than drugs.


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Tracking Honey Bees With Big Data

Tracking Honey Bees With Big Data

Researchers at Grand Valley State University are using technology to study the nationwide decline of the honeybee population.  


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New 'Artificial Synapses' Pave Way for Brain-Like Computers

New 'Artificial Synapses' Pave Way for Brain-Like Computers

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed electronic components that could lead to significant advances in brain-inspired computing. 


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Computer Engineers Boost App Speeds by More Than 9%

Computer Engineers Boost App Speeds by More Than 9%

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new method to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9%.  


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Google's Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI

Google's Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI

Google's Project Loon plans to use balloons to beam the Internet from the stratosphere down to people on Earth where access is otherwise unavailable.  


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Computer Researcher to Congress: 'It's Possible' for Hackers to Alter Election

Computer Researcher to Congress: 'It's Possible' for Hackers to Alter Election

Hackers could influence the outcomes of November’s elections, a computer science professor who has demonstrated security weaknesses in voting machines told lawmakers on Wednesday.


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Catching Dust

Catching Dust

The ancient Egyptians believed that the universe emerged from an ocean called Nun, boundless and inert.


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Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface

Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission will come to a dramatic end on Friday,


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2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

New Ethernet standards are now finalized, making existing cabling as much as five time faster.


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Selfie With a View on Cybernetics and Systems Analysis

Selfie With a View on Cybernetics and Systems Analysis

Dmitry Zaitsev sacrifices his ego to expose computer science achievements in Ukraine.


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Programmable Chips Turning Azure Into a Supercomputing Powerhouse

Programmable Chips Turning Azure Into a Supercomputing Powerhouse

Microsoft is embarking on a major upgrade of its Azure systems.


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Why Human Brains Hold the Key to Smarter Artificial Intelligence

Why Human Brains Hold the Key to Smarter Artificial Intelligence

The European Union-funded INSIGHT project has gained a new understanding of how people solve problems, which one day could lead to smarter robots.  


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Quantum Computing a Step Closer to Reality

Quantum Computing a Step Closer to Reality

Australian National University researchers say they have taken another step toward creating quantum computers by stopping light in a new experiment.  


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'Missing Link' Found in the Development of Bioelectronic Medicines

'Missing Link' Found in the Development of Bioelectronic Medicines

Researchers have demonstrated that memristors could be the missing link in the development of implants that use signals from the brain to treat medical conditions.  


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Eavesdropping Prohibited

Eavesdropping Prohibited

Researchers want to automate encryption so software developers can correctly integrate cryptographic protocols into applications that communicate over the Internet.  


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Teaching Computers to Identify Odors

Teaching Computers to Identify Odors

Harvard University researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm to train a computer to recognize the neural patterns associated with various scents.  


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Students' Web App Seeks to Simplify, Modernize Voter Registration

Students' Web App Seeks to Simplify, Modernize Voter Registration

Votemate is a new Web application that could make it easier for people to confirm they are registered to vote.  


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Comet Crash: A Guide to Rosetta's Big Finale

Comet Crash: A Guide to Rosetta's Big Finale

The Rosetta comet orbiter will meet a sticky end on 30 September, but not before a finale that should see it gather the most detailed images yet of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko—or indeed of any comet.


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US Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms

US Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms

In the fight to protect Earth from solar storms, the battle lines are drawn in space at a point 1.6 million kilometres away.

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