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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality
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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed.

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects
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10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects

Networking vendors use open source projects as platforms for enterprise projects, or as the underlying technology for some of the world's largest networks.

How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'practical and ­sable'
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How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'practical and ­sable'

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded Galois $1 million to make fully homomorphic encryption available to programmers.

Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates
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Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates

A new study demonstrates strong public and expert skepticism of warnings about artificial intelligence.

5 Burning Questions With New Ietf Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper
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5 Burning Questions With New Ietf Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

New Internet Engineering Task Force chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper lauds the organization as "a very special place because of the standards work it has done...

DARPA Wants to Cultivate the ­ltimate Transistor of the Future
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DARPA Wants to Cultivate the ­ltimate Transistor of the Future

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this month will present the Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials program, which aims to develop a...

DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire
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DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire

A new program from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to better understand the spread and evolution of information online.

National Science Foundation Doles Out $12m For Wireless Growth
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National Science Foundation Doles Out $12m For Wireless Growth

The U.S. National Science Foundation on Tuesday distributed 11 grants, totaling $12 million, to researchers working to expand the reach of wireless technology.

Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems
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Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems

Researchers say they have developed a virtual reality-based cyberattack that can reproduce the human face well enough to trick face-authentication systems.

Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns
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Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns

Issues related to automobile cybersecurity are likely to increase, but U.S. auto cybersecurity standards are not expected until at least 2018. 

DARPA $2m Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning
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DARPA $2m Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced the $2-million Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking
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Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking

Nearly two decades since its launch, Internet2 continues to run on U.S. university campuses. 

How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the Iot, Driverless Cars
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How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the Iot, Driverless Cars

The Open Compute Project recently announced the Telco Project, which is focused on data center technologies for telecommunications companies.

Eye-Opening Optical Research Projects That Could Supercharge the Internet
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Eye-Opening Optical Research Projects That Could Supercharge the Internet

Several research teams around the world are investigating optical technologies that have the potential to make networks--and the Internet--faster and more efficient...

Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas
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Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas

Researchers analyzed 2013 flooding in Colorado and found 150,000 tweets from people affected by the disaster. 

British Voice Encryption Protocol Has Massive Weakness, Researcher Says
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British Voice Encryption Protocol Has Massive Weakness, Researcher Says

A researcher charges the protocol created by a U.K. governmental group to encrypt voice calls has a weakness built into it by design that could enable mass surveillance...

Can Myriad Wireless Networks Connect as One Fast, Secure System?
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Can Myriad Wireless Networks Connect as One Fast, Secure System?

U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers are working on a program that aims to solve critical wireless technology problems. 

NASA Algorithms Keep Unmanned Aircraft Away From Commercial Aviation
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NASA Algorithms Keep Unmanned Aircraft Away From Commercial Aviation

New algorithms could enable large unmanned aircraft to remain "well clear" of commercial airliners in flight and prevent a disaster. 

Shortage of Security Pros Worsens
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Shortage of Security Pros Worsens

Cybersecurity job postings grew 74 percent from 2007 to 2013, more than twice the rate of all information technology jobs, according to a Burning Glass study. 

10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects
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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are...
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