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Procyon Photonics — The High School-Run Startup That Could Revolutionize Computing
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Procyon Photonics — The High School-Run Startup That Could Revolutionize Computing

Procyon believes it might be possible to run ChatGPT's large language model neural networks on their hardware.

Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone
From ACM TechNews

Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone

Researchers said Apple has corrected a series iOS zero-day flaws used to infect Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Eltantawy's iPhone with Predator spyware. ...

AI Is Policing the Package Theft Beat for UPS
From ACM TechNews

AI Is Policing the Package Theft Beat for UPS

UPS and other large logistics companies are rolling out technology to curtail porch piracy.

Researchers Advance Topological Superconductors for Quantum Computing
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Researchers Advance Topological Superconductors for Quantum Computing

Researchers developed a new material system that combines a superconductor and a topological insulator with the goal of making more robust qubits.

Wearable Optical Device Shows Promise for Detecting Postpartum Hemorrhage
From ACM TechNews

Wearable Optical Device Shows Promise for Detecting Postpartum Hemorrhage

A wearable optical device developed by Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) researchers can detect postpartum hemorrhage early.

E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation
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E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation

The law, aimed at forcing social media giants to adopt new policies to curb harmful content, is expected to face blowback from Elon Musk, who owns X.

These New Tools Could Make AI Vision Systems Less Biased
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These New Tools Could Make AI Vision Systems Less Biased

Two new papers from Sony and Meta describe novel methods to make bias detection fairer.

Inflation Bites U.S. Engineering Salaries
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Inflation Bites U.S. Engineering Salaries

The IEEE-USA 2023 Salary and Benefits Survey indicates U.S. engineering salary growth lagged inflation for the second consecutive year, marking the first multiyear...

Scientists Closer to Finding a Test for Long COVID
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Scientists Closer to Finding a Test for Long COVID

A multi-institutional team of scientists may have discovered biomarkers of long COVID that could lay the groundwork for a diagnostic test.

Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station
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Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station

The New York Police Department has deployed a nearly 400-pound "fully autonomous outdoor security robot" in Times Square's subway station as a test run.

Getting Audio from Still Images, Silent Videos
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Getting Audio from Still Images, Silent Videos

A machine learning tool developed at Northeastern University can obtain audio from still images and muted videos.

Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade
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Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade

The European Patent Office found that over the last decade, patent applications for three-dimensional printing technology rose eight times faster than all technology...

Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze
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Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze

Researchers have developed a method of creating cyborg cockroaches for use in search-and-rescue missions or building inspections that does not injure them.

Blinding the Watchman
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Blinding the Watchman

Internet constellations could thwart killer asteroid discovery algorithms.

Why NASA Is Sending National Secrets to the Moon
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Why NASA Is Sending National Secrets to the Moon

NASA will work with startup Lonestar plus the Isle of Man to send a data payload to the Moon next February to assess lunar-based backup storage as part of the Artemis...

Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election
From ACM TechNews

Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election

A team of cybersecurity experts established through the U.S.-based nonprofit Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center will undertake a "clear...

Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters
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Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to automatically detect methane super-emitter plumes in data from satellites...

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images
From ACM TechNews

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images

OpenAI has integrated a new version of its DALL-E image generator into its ChatGPT online chatbot.

Biomedical Digital Twins
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Biomedical Digital Twins

Considering the transformative possibilities of simulated models of biological phenomena and systems at multiple scales.
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