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May 2019


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GM Gives All Its Vehicles a New Soul

GM Gives All Its Vehicles a New Soul

A new electronic platform from General Motors is envisioned as the linchpin of the automaker's future, enabling the function of almost all its cars' digital systems.


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As Huawei Loses Google, U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain

As Huawei Loses Google, U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain

Google's plan to limit the software services it provides Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei is expected to accelerate the isolation of China's Internet users.


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Businesses, Universities Team Up on New Digital Technology Credential

Businesses, Universities Team Up on New Digital Technology Credential

George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth universities now offer a digital technology credential.


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Molecular Landscaping

Molecular Landscaping

Researchers are pursuing promising drug candidates via supercomputing to differentiate candidate molecules' protein-binding ability.


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Protecting Privacy from Wireless Spycams

Protecting Privacy from Wireless Spycams

Computer science techniques combat intrusive cameras.


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U.S. Postal Service Testing Self-Driving Trucks

U.S. Postal Service Testing Self-Driving Trucks

The U.S. Postal Service is conducting a pilot study in which self-driving trucks will complete a more-than-1,000-mile mail run between Phoenix and Dallas.


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States Turn to Drones to Predict Avalanches, Spot Wildlife

States Turn to Drones to Predict Avalanches, Spot Wildlife

Public transportation agencies in nearly every state are using drones, according to a recent American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials report.


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Security Researchers Discover Linux Version of Winnti Malware

Security Researchers Discover Linux Version of Winnti Malware

Security researchers have discovered a Linux version of Winnti, a malware used by Chinese government-sponsored hackers.


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How Usable Is VR?

How Usable Is VR?

Patrick Harms at the University of Gottingen in Germany has designed an automated process for evaluating the usability of virtual reality.


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'Spidey Senses' Could Help Autonomous Machines See Better

'Spidey Senses' Could Help Autonomous Machines See Better

Researchers have developed sensors inspired by animals to help autonomous machines navigate in dangerous environments and avoid accidents.


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Five Outstanding Innovators Under Age 40 Honored at Design Automation Conference

Five Outstanding Innovators Under Age 40 Honored at Design Automation Conference

The 56th Design Automation Conference announced the five recipients of this year’s Under-40 Innovators Award.


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Article 13 Threatens Videogame Streamers in the EU: Survey

Article 13 Threatens Videogame Streamers in the EU: Survey

Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive could have a drastic impact on video game streamers and their fans in Europe.


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MIT and U.S. Air Force Sign Agreement to Launch AI Accelerator

MIT and U.S. Air Force Sign Agreement to Launch AI Accelerator

MIT and the U.S. Air Force have signed an agreement to launch a new program designed to make fundamental advances in artificial intelligence that could improve Air Force operations while also addressing broader societal needs…


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EU Adopts Powers to Respond to Cyberattacks

EU Adopts Powers to Respond to Cyberattacks

The European Union has established a framework giving it powers to punish individuals outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks.


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New Research Accurately Predicts Australian Wheat Harvests Months in Advance

New Research Accurately Predicts Australian Wheat Harvests Months in Advance

A U.S. National Science Foundation-funded project found machine learning techniques could anticipate Australian wheat yields two months before the end of the growing season.


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Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer's Spread

Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer's Spread

Researchers at Michigan State University are analyzing big data to determine better research models to fight the spread of breast cancer and test potential drugs.


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A URLephant Emergency?

A URLephant Emergency?

Concerns about ensuring website identity and security.


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Newport Class Makes Astronomy Accessible to Visually Impaired

Newport Class Makes Astronomy Accessible to Visually Impaired

In a class at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, CA, visually impaired teens directed telescopes in Chile to capture images of asteroids.


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Factory Workers Become Coders as Companies Automate

Factory Workers Become Coders as Companies Automate

Some U.S. manufacturers are offering employees programming and robotics training, as automation sweeps through the industry.


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Santa Clara County Redefines 'Street Smart'

Santa Clara County Redefines 'Street Smart'

Santa Clara County, CA, has deployed a smart traffic management system.


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Your Robot Assistant Will Soon Be Able to Read Your Emotions

Your Robot Assistant Will Soon Be Able to Read Your Emotions

In South Korea, which turned on its 5G telecom networks nationwide in April, businesses and organizations are counting on 5G to enable the delivery of new technologies.


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Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets From Millions of PCs

Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets From Millions of PCs

Intel and a coalition of security researchers have identified a new vulnerability in Intel's chips which could permit the theft of sensitive data from central processing units.


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Tech-Savvy Estonians Vote Online in European Elections

Tech-Savvy Estonians Vote Online in European Elections

Estonia is currently the only country in the world that authorizes online voting for its entire electorate, due to its confidence in its Internet voting (i-voting) system.


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Goro Shimura, 89, Mathematician With Broad Impact, Is Dead

Goro Shimura, 89, Mathematician With Broad Impact, Is Dead

His insights led to tools widely used in modern cryptography.


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Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on Swedish Public Road

Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on Swedish Public Road

A driverless electric truck has started delivering freight daily along a public road in Sweden.


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Microsoft Warns Wormable Windows Bug Could Lead to Another WannaCry

Microsoft Warns Wormable Windows Bug Could Lead to Another WannaCry

Microsoft warns a serious vulnerability in Windows Remote Desktop Services could be exploited to launch a WannaCry-level attack against Internet-connected computers.


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Brown Researcher Teaches Robots Handwriting, Drawing

Brown Researcher Teaches Robots Handwriting, Drawing

A new algorithm gives robots handwriting and drawing capability, in a step toward machines that can communicate and collaborate more seamlessly with humans.


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Image-Based Computer Model Reveals Finer Details of Tumor Blood Flow Behavior

Image-Based Computer Model Reveals Finer Details of Tumor Blood Flow Behavior

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a computer simulation of tumor behavior that encapsulates finer blood-flow patterns and how they engineer cancer growth.


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Using Smartphones to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

Using Smartphones to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

University of Washington scientists have developed a pediatric ear-infection diagnostic technique that uses a smartphone to detect fluid accumulation behind the eardrum.


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The Trade Secret

The Trade Secret

Firms that promised high-tech ransomware solutions almost always just pay the hackers.

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