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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks
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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks

Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online voting system that lacks a thorough ballot-verification method, to ensure against fraudulent...

Coders and Librarians Team ­p to Save Scientific Data
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Coders and Librarians Team ­p to Save Scientific Data

Software programmers, librarians, and others are archiving scientific data from government websites.

Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving
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Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving

Researchers are exploring unpredictable issues with autonomous car technology that might be solved with embedded software to avoid accidents.

Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research
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Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research

The Columbus, OH, region is funding smart mobility and driverless vehicle research.

DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech
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DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge project.

U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things
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U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things

Industry groups have submitted more than 130 reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing positive and negative aspects of the Internet of Things.

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles
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Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey. 

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot
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Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the Internet of Things.

New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin
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New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a thin-film electronic display that can be laminated onto a person's body without the wearer knowing it is there. ...

A Fleet of Self-Driving Trucks Rumbles Across Europe
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A Fleet of Self-Driving Trucks Rumbles Across Europe

A fleet of about 12 self-driving trucks from six manufacturers for the first time completed a trip across parts of Europe this week. 

­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers
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­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to create a chip to implant in a soldier's brain to connect it directly to computers. 

Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting
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Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting

As the Internet of Things continues to develop, weather systems will collect data from vehicles on the road and wirelessly transmit road condition and weather data...

With AI Advances, Facebook Tests M, Your Newest Assistant
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With AI Advances, Facebook Tests M, Your Newest Assistant

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer says the volume of data Facebook serves to users' News Feeds is increasing about 50 percent annually.

Vint Cerf and 260 Experts Give FCC a Plan to Secure Wi-Fi Routers
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Vint Cerf and 260 Experts Give FCC a Plan to Secure Wi-Fi Routers

Network and cybersecurity experts are critiquing U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed rules for Wi-Fi routers and RF devices.

Get Ready to Live in a Trillion-Device World
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Get Ready to Live in a Trillion-Device World

University of California, Berkeley professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli predicts the world will be completely suffused with tiny sensors within 10 years. 

Remember Conficker? It's Still Around
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Remember Conficker? It's Still Around

Malware called Conficker began widely infecting computers in 2008; about 1 million computers worldwide are still infected despite years of cleanup efforts.

Nasa Tests Darpa Challenge Robot For Space Manufacturing
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Nasa Tests Darpa Challenge Robot For Space Manufacturing

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Lab plans to use a robot to build parts in space. 

Up Against Laws of Physics, Bell Labs Pushes Network Performance
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Up Against Laws of Physics, Bell Labs Pushes Network Performance

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs shared some of its vision for networks in 2020 at a recent event. 

Nasa Rides Artificial Intelligence to the Moon and Mars
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Nasa Rides Artificial Intelligence to the Moon and Mars

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will use artificial intelligence to schedule research opportunities for its many probes and rovers.

Over-the-Air Software Coming Soon to Your Next Car
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Over-the-Air Software Coming Soon to Your Next Car

Car manufacturers soon hope to upgrade vehicles' software over-the-air, which they say will enhance customer satisfaction, boost safety, and curb costs. 
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