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July 2018


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Dawn's Latest Orbit Reveals Dramatic New Views of Occator Crater

Dawn's Latest Orbit Reveals Dramatic New Views of Occator Crater

NASA's Dawn spacecraft reached its lowest-ever and final orbit around dwarf planet Ceres on June 6 and has been returning thousands of stunning images and other data.


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I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos

I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos

Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped?


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NIST Researchers Simulate Simple Logic for Nanofluidic Computing

NIST Researchers Simulate Simple Logic for Nanofluidic Computing

U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers have shown how computational logic operations could be performed in a liquid medium by simulating the trapping of ions in graphene floating in saline solution.


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Quantum Open Source Fund Launched

Quantum Open Source Fund Launched

The newly-launched Unitary Fund is offering grants of $2,000 to projects developing open source quantum software for near-term, hybrid quantum-classical programming.


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Security Gaps Identified in LTE Mobile Telephony Standard

Security Gaps Identified in LTE Mobile Telephony Standard

Cyberattackers are abusing security weaknesses in the LTE mobile telephony standard that affect all devices using the network.


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Teaching Bipedal Robots to Step Across Discrete Terrain

Teaching Bipedal Robots to Step Across Discrete Terrain

Leveraging recent advances in optimal and nonlinear control systems, the University of California, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated a bipedal robot that can walk on stepping stones of varying height.


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Big Data Mining for Better Contact Center Performance

Big Data Mining for Better Contact Center Performance

A European Union-funded project is using big-data mining software to improve customer experiences at contact centers.


From Communications of the ACM

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy—and What to Do About It

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy—and What to Do About It

The electricity consumption of mining for cryptocurrencies is becoming a real concern. Here's what to do about it.


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Bringing the Internet to the (Developing) World

Bringing the Internet to the (Developing) World

A growing number of low-cost (and free!) solutions aim to open the Internet to developing regions.


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You've Got Mail!

You've Got Mail!

And that's not all. Email is not what it used to be.

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