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The World Needs What Intel Makes. Can It Make a Comeback?
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The World Needs What Intel Makes. Can It Make a Comeback?

Patrick Gelsinger is back running a company he first joined at 18. The chip maker was a Silicon Valley titan that lost its luster. As the world craves chips, the...

Underwater Drones Dive to Start Search for Shackleton's Famed Ship
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Underwater Drones Dive to Start Search for Shackleton's Famed Ship

Explorers have started combing the Weddell Sea for Ernest Shackleton's Endurance, which sank in 1915.

The C.D.C. Isn't Publishing Large Portions of the COVID Data It Collects
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The C.D.C. Isn't Publishing Large Portions of the COVID Data It Collects

The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.

Google's 'CEO' Image Search Gender Bias Hasn't Really Been Fixed
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Google's 'CEO' Image Search Gender Bias Hasn't Really Been Fixed

University of Washington researchers have disproved Google's claims it corrected gender biases for certain job terms in its image search.

AI Overcomes Stumbling Block on Brain-Inspired Hardware
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AI Overcomes Stumbling Block on Brain-Inspired Hardware

Algorithms that use the brain's communication signal can now work on analog neuromorphic chips, which closely mimic our energy-efficient brains.

Israel’s 'Microsoft of Quantum Computing' Makes Its Move
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Israel’s 'Microsoft of Quantum Computing' Makes Its Move

It is anticipated quantum computing will revolutionize military, economic, and technological affairs and the basis for encryption of the entire Internet.

Clearly, This Heart Beats Strong
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Clearly, This Heart Beats Strong

Researchers at Rice University and Japan's Waseda University have developed a model that simulates the flow of blood through the heart.

A Source of Security Challenges for Years to Come
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A Source of Security Challenges for Years to Come

Cybersecurity experts agree the recently uncovered Log4Shell software vulnerability is the most dangerous on record.

Quantum Errors Made More Tolerable
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Quantum Errors Made More Tolerable

Physicists have demonstrated the ability to extend the longevity of quantum states and expand tolerance of quantum errors, both crucial to quantum computing.

MIT Develops New Programming Language for High-Performance Computers
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MIT Develops New Programming Language for High-Performance Computers

With a tensor language prototype, "speed and correctness do not have to compete … they can go together, hand-in-hand."

Thanks to Glitch, Some Seattle Mazda Drivers Can't Tune Their Radios Away from KUOW
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Thanks to Glitch, Some Seattle Mazda Drivers Can't Tune Their Radios Away from KUOW

Some Seattle-area drivers in Mazdas are finding that the HD Radios in their vehicles will only play KUOW 94.9 FM, the National Public Radio station.

Honeywell H1 Beats Classical System at Game Designed to Test Quantum Mechanics
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Honeywell H1 Beats Classical System at Game Designed to Test Quantum Mechanics

Researchers used a collaborative mathematical game to determine whether different systems demonstrated quantum mechanical properties.

Zuckerberg's Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build
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Zuckerberg's Metaverse Will Require Computing Tech No One Knows How to Build

To achieve what metaverse boosters promise, experts believe nearly every kind of chip will have to be an order of magnitude more powerful than it is today.

Trying On Smart Clothes
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Trying On Smart Clothes

Smart clothing is coming into fashion.

Hackers Rigged Hundreds of Ecommerce Sites to Steal Payment Info
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Hackers Rigged Hundreds of Ecommerce Sites to Steal Payment Info

The attackers exploited a known vulnerability and installed credit card skimmers on more than 500 websites.

Remote Sensing Technology Reduces Urban Air Pollution
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Remote Sensing Technology Reduces Urban Air Pollution

Researchers found that a city’s use of a remote emissions sensing system could significantly improve that city’s air quality.

AI Pioneer Judea Pearl Receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
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AI Pioneer Judea Pearl Receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Judea Pearl at the University of California, Los Angeles has received Spain's 2021 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)View...

AI Efficiently Fixes Mistakes in Error-Prone Quantum Computers
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AI Efficiently Fixes Mistakes in Error-Prone Quantum Computers

Artificial intelligence can eliminate errors from a group of quantum bits, thanks to researchers at Germany's RWTH Aachen University.

Computer Model Shows Best Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
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Computer Model Shows Best Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

A new computational model is the first to simulate numerous variables impacting COVID-19 transmission, in an effort to slow the spread of variants.

'Full Self-Driving' Clips Show Teslas on Train Tracks and Fighting for Control
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'Full Self-Driving' Clips Show Teslas on Train Tracks and Fighting for Control

The Washington Post verified Full Self-Driving footage posted by beta testers and had it reviewed by a panel of experts.
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