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NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms
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NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms

Four additional algorithms are under consideration for inclusion in the standard, and NIST plans to announce the finalists from that round at a future date.

Quantum Computing for Dummies
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Quantum Computing for Dummies

New guide helps beginners run quantum algorithms on IBM's quantum computers over the cloud.

New Transceiver Receives Power, Data Simultaneously
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New Transceiver Receives Power, Data Simultaneously

Researchers have developed a 64-element millimeter-wave-band phased-array transceiver that transmits and receives data while receiving power at the same time.

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?
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Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

One company, Floreo, is hoping their tools will lead the way, despite some criticisms from autism self-advocates.

Multiple Backdoored Python Libraries Caught Stealing AWS Secrets, Keys
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Multiple Backdoored Python Libraries Caught Stealing AWS Secrets, Keys

Packages found in the official third-party software repository include loglib-modules, pyg-modules, pygrata, pygrata-utils, and hkg-sol-utils.

Walmart Amps Up Cloud Capabilities, Reducing Reliance on Tech Giants
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Walmart Amps Up Cloud Capabilities, Reducing Reliance on Tech Giants

Retailer Walmart said it has deployed a system for transitioning between cloud providers and its own servers, demonstrating a means of becoming less reliant on...

Measuring AI's Carbon Footprint
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Measuring AI's Carbon Footprint

Researchers have developed a method of calculating the carbon emissions of artificial intelligence systems that boasts greater accuracy.

Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight
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Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight

Fireflies inspired researchers to build flying, light-emitting robots that facilitate motion tracking and communication.

Self-Driving Big Rigs Are Coming. Is America Ready?
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Self-Driving Big Rigs Are Coming. Is America Ready?

Autonomous trucks that mostly stick to highways could make sense, both technologically and economically, in ways robotaxis have not.

Quantum Computing Could Solve the World’s Energy Crisis
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Quantum Computing Could Solve the World’s Energy Crisis

Quantum computing is the most underrated, most transformational technological breakthrough since the Internet.

Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers
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Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers

Scientists have constructed an atomic-scale silicon quantum processor to model the behavior of an organic molecule.

Immersive King Tut Exhibit Looks Beyond the Gold Mask
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Immersive King Tut Exhibit Looks Beyond the Gold Mask

National Geographic Museum's virtual-reality experience opens up the Egyptian pharaoh's tomb.

Alexa Has a New Voice — Your Dead Relative's
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Alexa Has a New Voice — Your Dead Relative's

Experts call the device's new feature a slippery slope, comparing it to an episode of 'Black Mirror'

Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit
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Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

The latest invention follows the team's creation of the first ever quantum transistor in 2012.

Model Helps Identify Mutations That Drive Cancer
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Model Helps Identify Mutations That Drive Cancer

Researchers created a probabilistic computer model that rapidly scans the genome of cancer cells to identify cancer-driving mutations.

How the Brain Prepares to Think
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How the Brain Prepares to Think

Researchers used the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer to probe the physics of thought activation in the brain.

Mega Says It Can't Decrypt Your Files. POC Exploit Shows Otherwise
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Mega Says It Can't Decrypt Your Files. POC Exploit Shows Otherwise

A new report indicates Mega's file encryption architecture contains fundamental cryptography flaws enabling attackers to launch full key recovery attacks.

Do Kwon's Crypto Empire Fell in a $40 Billion Crash. He's Got a New Coin for You.
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Do Kwon's Crypto Empire Fell in a $40 Billion Crash. He's Got a New Coin for You.

Luna's relaunch might be the ultimate act of chutzpah by the South Korean entrepreneur.

Cybercriminals Eye Biometrics
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Cybercriminals Eye Biometrics

Biometric markers are increasingly popular targets of data theft, potentially endangering far more than your locally stored information.

California Grants First Permit to Test AVs Using Only Lidar Sensing
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California Grants First Permit to Test AVs Using Only Lidar Sensing

Vueron plans to unveil its next generation of Lidar AV platforms within the next few months.
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