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Improving Georgia Land Conservation Through Algorithms
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Improving Georgia Land Conservation Through Algorithms

Researchers at the University of Georgia developed an algorithm for assessing a tract of land's conservation value by factoring in variables excluded from other...

Neural Networks Learn to Speed Up Simulations
From Communications of the ACM

Neural Networks Learn to Speed Up Simulations

Physics-informed machine learning is gaining attention, but suffers from training issues.

Raising Robovoices
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Raising Robovoices

New systems can model and synthesize voices, and even translate them into other languages.

Robotic Rat Climbs, Crawls, Turns on a Dime
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Robotic Rat Climbs, Crawls, Turns on a Dime

Qing Shi and colleagues at China's Beijing Institute of Technology built a rat-inspired robot that can squeeze through tight spaces, which could be used to assess...

Cyber Chiefs Try New Tricks to Attract Talent
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Cyber Chiefs Try New Tricks to Attract Talent

With demand exceeding the available workforce, more cybersecurity and risk executives are seeking candidates without degrees or traditional technology backgrounds...

AI Researcher Says Police Tech Suppliers are Hostile to Transparency
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AI Researcher Says Police Tech Suppliers are Hostile to Transparency

Expert witness in Lords police tech inquiry welcomes committee's findings but questions whether its recommendations.

Hospital Robots Are Helping Combat a Wave of Nurse Burnout
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Hospital Robots Are Helping Combat a Wave of Nurse Burnout

Moxi and other delivery-focused assistants have become even more critical as the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed health care workers to their limits.

AI Fuses With Quantum Computing in Promising New Memristor
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AI Fuses With Quantum Computing in Promising New Memristor

Quantum device points the way toward an exponential boost in "smart" computing capabilities.

These are The 5 Most In-Demand Cloud Computing Jobs in 2022
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These are The 5 Most In-Demand Cloud Computing Jobs in 2022

Unlike sectors such as hospitality, the cloud computing industry continued to grow in 2020 and onwards. But it's not stopping there.

Researchers Develop Innovative 3D-Printing Technology for Glass Microstructures
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Develop Innovative 3D-Printing Technology for Glass Microstructures

An international team of researchers has developed a three-dimensional printing process for glass microstructures.

Rethinking Rare Earth Elements
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Rethinking Rare Earth Elements

Researchers are looking to untapped sources—from fertilizer waste to printed circuit boards—to solve the environmental and supply chain problems of rare earth elements...

'Tamper-Evident Container' Will Snitch if Anyone Tries to Meddle with What's Inside
From ACM TechNews

'Tamper-Evident Container' Will Snitch if Anyone Tries to Meddle with What's Inside

A team of researchers three-dimensionally (3D)-printed a prototype Tamper-Evident Container designed to record attempts to break into it.

Power Use Reveals Harmful Chips Hidden on Circuit Boards
From ACM TechNews

Power Use Reveals Harmful Chips Hidden on Circuit Boards

A circuit board's power consumption can reveal malicious tampering designed to facilitate Trojan attacks to steal sensitive data or crash a device when triggered...

AF2Complex: Researchers Leverage Deep Learning to Predict Physical Interactions of Protein Complexes
From ACM TechNews

AF2Complex: Researchers Leverage Deep Learning to Predict Physical Interactions of Protein Complexes

Researchers built a deep learning model to predict the biologically active structure of proteins and protein complexes.

Ancient Namibian Gemstone Holds Key to Future Quantum Computers
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Ancient Namibian Gemstone Holds Key to Future Quantum Computers

Hamid Ohadi of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews said: "Making a quantum simulator with light is the holy grail of science."

U.S. Authorities Link $600m Cryptocurrency Theft to Notorious North Korean Lazarus Group
From ACM News

U.S. Authorities Link $600m Cryptocurrency Theft to Notorious North Korean Lazarus Group

The hacking incident occurred in March 2022, resulting in the theft of more than $600 million in Ethereum and USDC stablecoins.

Magnetic Snoops Plunder Deep Learning's Secrets
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Magnetic Snoops Plunder Deep Learning's Secrets

Even the smallest window of opportunity for snooping cab pose a threat to the intellectual property and privacy of neural architectures.

Quantum Computing Ambition: Japan Aims for 10 Million Users by 2030
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Quantum Computing Ambition: Japan Aims for 10 Million Users by 2030

Japan has unveiled plans to bring its first domestic quantum computer online by next March, and to have 30 million users by 2030.

Hospital Robot Vulnerabilities Promptly Caught, Killed
From ACM TechNews

Hospital Robot Vulnerabilities Promptly Caught, Killed

Researchers at New York-based cybersecurity startup Cynerio identified five zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Aethon TUG smart autonomous robots used in hospitals...

7-Foot-Tall Robots Watch for Unmasked Travelers, Curbside Loiterers
From ACM TechNews

7-Foot-Tall Robots Watch for Unmasked Travelers, Curbside Loiterers

Two seven-foot-tall robots have been deployed at Dallas Love Field Airport in Dallas, TX, to assist and monitor passengers.
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