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Machine Learning Framework Models Quantum Devices
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Machine Learning Framework Models Quantum Devices

An algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo uses machine learning to determine the relationship between quantum inputs and outputs in order...

'Pop-Up' Electronic Sensors Could Detect When Heart Cells Misbehave
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'Pop-Up' Electronic Sensors Could Detect When Heart Cells Misbehave

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a tool that monitors the electrical activity inside heart cells using tiny "pop-up" sensors that...

Toyota Gives Robots a Soft Touch, Better Vision
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Toyota Gives Robots a Soft Touch, Better Vision

Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute have developed a soft touch sensing gripper that helps robots determine the right amount of force to grip and help...

Homeland Security Offers Hackers a Bounty to Find Bugs
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Homeland Security Offers Hackers a Bounty to Find Bugs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the "Hack DHS" bug bounty program in which outside hackers will be paid to identify vulnerabilities in certain...

Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue
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Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue

Artificial intelligence and a data repository built on Google Cloud have helped Levi Strauss & Co. improve revenue and profitability, says chief strategy and AI...

IT Security: Computer Attacks With Laser Light
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IT Security: Computer Attacks With Laser Light

Researchers at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Braunschweig, and the Technical University of Berlin demonstrated that physically...

U.S. National Security Adviser Asks Software Companies to Discuss Cybersecurity
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U.S. National Security Adviser Asks Software Companies to Discuss Cybersecurity

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan has asked major software companies and developers to discuss ways to improve digital security, as hacks against...

Virginia Family Gets Keys to Habitat for Humanity's First 3D-Printed Home in U.S.
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Virginia Family Gets Keys to Habitat for Humanity's First 3D-Printed Home in U.S.

A Virginia family purchased Habitat for Humanity's first 3D-printed home in the U.S., constructed in partnership with 3D printing company Alquist.

AI Points the Way to Better Doctor-Patient Communication
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AI Points the Way to Better Doctor-Patient Communication

Medical doctors commonly use language that patients cannot understand, according to an analysis of more than 250,000 secure emails conducted by researchers at the...

Texas Teen Creates App to Give His Sister a Voice
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Texas Teen Creates App to Give His Sister a Voice

Texas-based teenager Archer Calder created a Web-based application to give his sister Della, who has a speech-inhibiting genetic disorder, the means to communicate...

Barbados Is Opening a Diplomatic Embassy in the Metaverse
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Barbados Is Opening a Diplomatic Embassy in the Metaverse

Barbados is building its next embassy in Decentraland, an online world that is accessible to anyone with a computer and a virtual reality headset.

Medical AI, Radiologist Experts May Be Vulnerable to Adversarial Attacks
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Medical AI, Radiologist Experts May Be Vulnerable to Adversarial Attacks

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and from China deceived an artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer diagnosis model and human specialists with doctored...

Nike Buys Virtual Sneaker Maker RTFKT in Metaverse Push
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Nike Buys Virtual Sneaker Maker RTFKT in Metaverse Push

Nike has acquired RTFKT, a virtual sneaker company, as part of an effort to expand in the "metaverse," where users can purchase clothing, virtual land, and other...

Exploring Emotions with VR
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Exploring Emotions with VR

Researchers used virtual reality to evoke emotions as realistically as possible in a study.

Seconds Before Earthquake Rattled California, Phones Got Vital Warning
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Seconds Before Earthquake Rattled California, Phones Got Vital Warning

An early-alert system managed by the U.S. Geological Survey on Monday warned Californians of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake by phone, seconds before it struck.

World's First Autonomous Oil Rig Drills First Well
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World's First Autonomous Oil Rig Drills First Well

Oil and gas drilling contractor Nabors Industries drilled its first well in West Texas' Permian Basin using its Pace-R801 autonomous rig.

Different Strokes: Using AI to Tell Art Apart
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Different Strokes: Using AI to Tell Art Apart

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can distinguish between the brush strokes of different artists...

Microsoft, Apple Reveal Anti-Slavery Measures in Australia Law
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Microsoft, Apple Reveal Anti-Slavery Measures in Australia Law

Critics say policy would be stronger with non-compliance fines.

A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Allows for Efficient and Accurate Verification of Quantum Devices
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A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Allows for Efficient and Accurate Verification of Quantum Devices

The new tool tool could make verifying the behavior of quantum devices a more efficient and precise undertaking than it is at present.

Americans Widely Distrust Facebook, TikTok, Instagram with Their Data, Poll Finds
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Americans Widely Distrust Facebook, TikTok, Instagram with Their Data, Poll Finds

Pulled between not trusting some tech companies and still wanting to use their products, people look to government regulation, according to a Washington Post-Schar...
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