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Friday Squid Blogging: More Materials Science from Squid Skin
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: More Materials Science from Squid Skin

Article: "How a Squid's Color-Changing Skin Inspired a New Material That Can Trap or Release Heat." As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the...

NSA Hawaii
From Schneier on Security

NSA Hawaii

Recently I've heard Edward Snowden talk about his working at the NSA in Hawaii as being "under a pineapple field." CBS News recently ran a segment on that NSA listening...

Getting Driverless up to the Doorstop
From The Eponymous Pickle

Getting Driverless up to the Doorstop

Most interesting is that the computing power for the 'robot' will be from the vehicle.   Good now, but I wonder if advances will make this unnecessary.   The wheel...

AI More Human by Adding Dilemma
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI More Human by Adding Dilemma

Wondering if the Prisoners Dilemma is the right thing to use here,  but agree that showing typical human emotions can bring sympathy to a machine as it can to humans...

HPC Powers Evolution of Defects for Superconductors
From insideHPC

HPC Powers Evolution of Defects for Superconductors

Researchers are using supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconductor. "When people...

New Blueprint lays out Strategic Research Agenda for HPC in Europe
From insideHPC

New Blueprint lays out Strategic Research Agenda for HPC in Europe

The European ETP4HPC initiative has published a blueprint for the new Strategic Research Agenda for High Performance Computing. "This blueprint sketches the big...

Real Estate Investment Support via Blockchain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Real Estate Investment Support via Blockchain

Brought to my attention to support a potential project, examining motivation of block chains, their architecture and integrated smart contact use.For Real Estate...

Colombian and Botswana Researchers Awarded ISC Travel Grant
From insideHPC

Colombian and Botswana Researchers Awarded ISC Travel Grant

Today ISC 2019 announced the recipients of the ISC Travel Grant this year will be from Columbia and Botswana. The winners will each be awarded a grant of 2500 euros...

Video: The First Catalan Quantum Computer
From insideHPC

Video: The First Catalan Quantum Computer

Pol Forn from the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre gave this talk at the BSC Annual Meeting. "QUANTIC is a joint venture between the Barcelona Supercomputing Center...

Deriving Scent from DNA?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deriving Scent from DNA?

Way back when we were looking at scent  and flavor in consumer products, we talked to scientists about the possibility of extracting these measures from DNA ofScience...

Samsung Puppets the Human Face
From The Eponymous Pickle

Samsung Puppets the Human Face

With lots of interesting video examples at the link.   From Samsung's AI group.   Fascinating and also a scary.  When will we not need actors at all?  First I had...

Germany Talking about Banning End-to-End Encryption
From Schneier on Security

Germany Talking about Banning End-to-End Encryption

Der Spiegel is reporting that the German Ministry for Internal Affairs is planning to require all Internet message services to provide plaintext messages on demand...

New IOT Security Features
From The Eponymous Pickle

New IOT Security Features

As more susceptible devices are out there, they need to be better protected.Rice U. Researchers Unveil IoT Security FeatureRice University  By Jade BoydResearchers...

Alexa Reports Your Blood Sugar Level
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Reports Your Blood Sugar Level

An example of smart home data reporting, though not sure how they have gotten beyond regulations in the space.Alexa, Whats my Blood Sugar Level?  in WiredAmazon...

From Computational Complexity

Logic Then and Now

This week I attended the Association of Symbolic Logic North American Annual Meeting in New York City, giving a talk on P v NP. First I must share the announcement...

Bosch is Thinking IOT Smart Contracts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bosch is Thinking IOT Smart Contracts

An example of SC use by big players, here with IOT transactions.  No what happens when the code goes beyond counting coins?Why Bosch is jumping on the Ethereum ...

Google Duo Group Video
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Duo Group Video

Notable this is available for bot IOS and and Android.    Will take a look.   Ability to share docs and screens for sharing work?   Integration with Google Drive...

German SG-41 Encryption Machine Up for Auction
From Schneier on Security

German SG-41 Encryption Machine Up for Auction

A German auction house is selling an SG-41. It looks beautiful. Starting price is 75,000 euros. My guess is that it will sell for around 100K euros....

Digital Signage
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Signage

An area we spent lots of time on in innovation labs, check out the 'digital signage' tag below for more.About this event and signup,The latest interactive, future...

CS for Social Good White Paper Competition
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CS for Social Good White Paper Competition

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), in conjunction with Schmidt Futures, will sponsor and administer a white paper competition on the future of “CS for Social...
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