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Measuring Trust in AI
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Measuring Trust in AI

Researchers find public trust in AI varies greatly depending on the application.

Artificially Altered Material Could Accelerate Neuromorphic Device Development
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Artificially Altered Material Could Accelerate Neuromorphic Device Development

By adjusting vacancies and substitutions in a material through a process called doping, researchers can enable previously impossible applications.

Self-Driving Racecars Zip Into History at CES
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Self-Driving Racecars Zip Into History at CES

Self-driving racecars sped around an oval track at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during the high-speed Indy Autonomous Challenge.

The End of Car Keys, Passwords, Fumbling with Phones at Checkout
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The End of Car Keys, Passwords, Fumbling with Phones at Checkout

Ultra-wideband technology could revolutionize interaction with devices, if privacy and other issues can be addressed.

Sweden's Psychological Defense Agency to Fight Fake News, Foreign Interference
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Sweden's Psychological Defense Agency to Fight Fake News, Foreign Interference

Sweden on Jan. 1 created the Swedish Psychological Defense Agency to fight the spread of disinformation campaigns.

System Recognizes Hand Gestures to Expand Computer Input on a Keyboard
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System Recognizes Hand Gestures to Expand Computer Input on a Keyboard

A new system developed by researchers at Canada's University of Waterloo responds to users' hand gestures as computer commands.

RISC Chip Innovators Receive 2022 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering
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RISC Chip Innovators Receive 2022 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering

Today, virtually every person with a portable computing device benefits from the RISC chip due to its low-power feature, which yields a much longer battery life...

Microsoft Hit by Defections as Tech Giants Battle for Talent to Build the Metaverse
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Microsoft Hit by Defections as Tech Giants Battle for Talent to Build the Metaverse

Around 100 people on the team developing Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality headsets have left, mostly to Facebook parent Meta.

Buying Influence: How China Manipulates Facebook and Twitter
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Buying Influence: How China Manipulates Facebook and Twitter

Inside a Chinese propaganda campaign.

German Factory Fire Could Worsen Global Chip Shortage
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German Factory Fire Could Worsen Global Chip Shortage

ASML is the sole provider of the extreme ultraviolet lithography machines used by TSMC, Samsung and other chip makers.

Predicting the Future of COVID
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Predicting the Future of COVID

A new analytical tool developed by a research team led by biologists at Boston College uses quantum mechanical modeling to predict future mutations of SARS-CoV-2...

Top Programming Languages: Coding Favorite Tops List Again
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Top Programming Languages: Coding Favorite Tops List Again

Python has topped software testing outfit Tiobe's programming language list for the second year in a row, as it was awarded the title of programming language of...

Navigational Apps for the Blind Could Have Broader Appeal
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Navigational Apps for the Blind Could Have Broader Appeal

New apps designed specifically for blind and low-vision people could also have mainstream appeal.

A License to Print Houses
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A License to Print Houses

Three-dimensionally-printed homes are starting to catch on.

Honeypot Experiment Reveals What Hackers Want From IoT Devices
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Honeypot Experiment Reveals What Hackers Want From IoT Devices

A honeypot experiment has clarified hackers' goals in targeting Internet of Things devices.

Journals Adopt AI to Spot Duplicated Images in Manuscripts
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Journals Adopt AI to Spot Duplicated Images in Manuscripts

At least four publishers are using artificial intelligence to vet manuscripts for duplicate images.

The Qubit Supercharged: Researchers Introduce the Qutrit
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The Qubit Supercharged: Researchers Introduce the Qutrit

Rigetti Computing has announced a new development in quantum computing, unlocking a third quantum state, called qutrits.

The Battle to Prevent Another January 6 Features a New Weapon: The Algorithm
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The Battle to Prevent Another January 6 Features a New Weapon: The Algorithm

A year after the attack on the Capitol, data scientists say artificial intelligence can help forecast insurrection — with some big concerns.

Singapore Engineers Build Robotic Fingers with Delicate Grip
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Singapore Engineers Build Robotic Fingers with Delicate Grip

National University of Singapore engineers have constructed a robotic hand that can grasp various objects using three-dimensionally-printed fingers.

Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People, Steal Cars?
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Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People, Steal Cars?

Concerns are mounting as Apple's location-tracking AirTag devices are being found on people's cars and in their belongings, giving rise to fears of stalking.
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