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Deep Learning Model Shows Eyes Hold the Key to True Biological Age
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Deep Learning Model Shows Eyes Hold the Key to True Biological Age

An international study suggests the eye's retina could determine a person's true biological age.

ACM TechNews Top Articles of 2021
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ACM TechNews Top Articles of 2021

The coronavirus pandemic was prominent among the top 10 most clicked-on articles presented by ACM TechNews during 2021.

Tonga Faces Weeks of Digital Darkness
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Tonga Faces Weeks of Digital Darkness

After a huge volcanic eruption severed the island country's lone connection to the global Internet, a difficult repair job, delving deep into the ocean, lies ahead...

New Silicon Carbide Qubits Bring Us One Step Closer to Quantum Networks
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New Silicon Carbide Qubits Bring Us One Step Closer to Quantum Networks

Chromium defects in silicon carbide may provide a new platform for quantum information.

UC Engineers Develop Navigation to Avoid Collisions
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UC Engineers Develop Navigation to Avoid Collisions

A new collision-avoidance system brings engineers a step closer to designing robots to repair satellites or spacecraft in orbit.

Security Flaws Seen in China's Mandatory Olympics App for Athletes
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Security Flaws Seen in China's Mandatory Olympics App for Athletes

Canadian cybersecurity watchdog Citizen Lab has detailed encryption flaws in the mandatory smartphone application China created for Winter Olympics athletes.

AI Turned a Rembrandt Masterpiece into 5.6 Terabytes of Data
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AI Turned a Rembrandt Masterpiece into 5.6 Terabytes of Data

An ultra-high-resolution image of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" was constructed from 8,439 photos that were digitized, color-corrected, and stitched together by...

Moon's Hidden Depths Uncovered with Algorithm
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Moon's Hidden Depths Uncovered with Algorithm

An international team of scientists developed a deep learning algorithm to more deeply explore permanently shadowed regions of the Moon.

Tales From Crypto: A Billionaire Meme Feud Threatens Industry Unity
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Tales From Crypto: A Billionaire Meme Feud Threatens Industry Unity

A dispute over "web3" in the cryptocurrency industry was publicly exposed in a Twitter spat between Jack Dorsey and Marc Andreessen. Here's what it's all about....

AT&T, Verizon Delay 5G Service Near Some Airports
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AT&T, Verizon Delay 5G Service Near Some Airports

AT&T and Verizon said they would not activate the new 5G service within two miles of some runways, in line with a request from airline officials.

Microsoft Warns of Destructive Cyberattack on Ukrainian Computer Networks
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Microsoft Warns of Destructive Cyberattack on Ukrainian Computer Networks

The malware was revealed as Russian troops remained massed at the Ukrainian border, and after Ukrainian government agencies had their websites defaced.

Former Google Scientist Says the Computers that Run our Lives Exploit Us
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Former Google Scientist Says the Computers that Run our Lives Exploit Us

Meet Hume AI, a potentially more humane way to let the machines in.

Researchers Develop Method Embedding Atoms One-by-One to Build Quantum Chip
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Researchers Develop Method Embedding Atoms One-by-One to Build Quantum Chip

A new silicon construction technique developed by German and Australian researchers could potentially make building quantum computers more affordable and reliable...

Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All
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Cloud-Based Platform Opens Genomics Data to All

A cloud-based platform developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University offers access to one of the biggest genomics databases in the world.

Scammers Put Fake QR Codes on Parking Meters to Intercept Payments
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Scammers Put Fake QR Codes on Parking Meters to Intercept Payments

Parking enforcement officers recently found fake quick response code stickers on pay stations in three Texas cities, used to trick people into paying scammers. ...

Developers are in Short Supply. Here are the Skills, Programming Languages Employers Need
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Developers are in Short Supply. Here are the Skills, Programming Languages Employers Need

Hiring managers expect finding qualified developers will be the biggest recruitment challenge of 2022, according to a survey of 14,000 developers and technology...

How Game Theory Changed Poker
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How Game Theory Changed Poker

Researchers at the University of Alberta's Computer Poker Research Group pioneered game theory mathematics that transformed how professional poker players approach...

Corkscrew-Shaped Robot Swims Through Blood Vessels to Clear Blockages
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Corkscrew-Shaped Robot Swims Through Blood Vessels to Clear Blockages

Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a corkscrew-shaped microrobot that can swim through blood vessels and help drugs unblock clots...

'Fitbit for the Face' Can Turn Any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device
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'Fitbit for the Face' Can Turn Any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a sensor that they say can transform any face mask into a smart monitoring device.
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