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New Supply Chain Security Standard for ICT
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New Supply Chain Security Standard for ICT

This is the first global standard to measure and verify supplier strust, and to protect digital infrastructure.

North Korean Internet Downed by Suspected Cyberattacks: Researchers
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North Korean Internet Downed by Suspected Cyberattacks: Researchers

Seoul-based news site NK Pro reported that log files and network records showed Websites on North Korean Web domains were largely unreachable.

Robot Umpires at Home Plate Moving Up to Triple-A for 2022
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Robot Umpires at Home Plate Moving Up to Triple-A for 2022

Major League Baseball is extending its automated strike zone test to Triple-A, the highest minor-league level, for 2022.

IBM Research Reveals Method to Double Size of Quantum Simulations
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IBM Research Reveals Method to Double Size of Quantum Simulations

IBM researchers doubled the size of quantum simulations while halving the number of quantum bits required, via a method called entanglement forging.

A New Language for Quantum Computing
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A New Language for Quantum Computing

Twist is an MIT-developed programming language that can describe and verify which pieces of data are entangled to prevent bugs in a quantum program.

Machine Learning AI Can Predict COVID-19 Survival From Single Blood Test
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Machine Learning AI Can Predict COVID-19 Survival From Single Blood Test

Levels of 14 proteins in the blood of critically ill COVID-19 patients are associated with survival.

First Felony Charges in Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot
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First Felony Charges in Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla on Autopilot that ran a red light and killed two people in another car in 2019 faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter.  

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

More Than Half of Medical Devices Have Critical Vulnerabilities
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More Than Half of Medical Devices Have Critical Vulnerabilities

The 2022 State of Healthcare IoT Device Security Report estimates 53% of medical devices in hospitals connected to the Internet of Things have critical flaws.

Computer Scientists Eliminate Pesky Quantum Computations
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Computer Scientists Eliminate Pesky Quantum Computations

For years, intermediate measurements made it hard to quantify the complexity of quantum algorithms. New work establishes that those measurements aren't necessary...

Overloaded Memory Chips Generate Truly Random Numbers for Encryption
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Overloaded Memory Chips Generate Truly Random Numbers for Encryption

Generating truly random numbers for cryptographic algorithms could become possible through Nisa Bostanci and colleagues at Turkey's TOBB University of Economics...

New Windows Server Updates Cause DC Boot Loops, Break Hyper-V
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New Windows Server Updates Cause DC Boot Loops, Break Hyper-V

The updates cause Windows domain controllers enter a boot loop, with servers getting into an endless cycle of Windows starting and then rebooting after a few minutes...

Computer Model Seeks to Explain Spread of Misinformation, Suggests Countermeasures
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Computer Model Seeks to Explain Spread of Misinformation, Suggests Countermeasures

A computer model developed by Tufts University researchers can mimic the real-life spread of misinformation to expose its mechanisms and help in the development...

Quantum Advantage Next Goal in Race for New Computer Age
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Quantum Advantage Next Goal in Race for New Computer Age

Experts envision quantum advantage as the next step in the race toward practical quantum computing applications.

Smart Guns Reportedly Coming to U.S. Stores This Year
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Smart Guns Reportedly Coming to U.S. Stores This Year

After years of research and development, at least two major smart gun makers claim they are on track to release a commercial product this year.

France Opens Access to Quantum Computing to Researchers, Startups
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France Opens Access to Quantum Computing to Researchers, Startups

The French government has launched a program to make quantum computers and supercomputers available to researchers and French and EU startup companies.

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.

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.
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