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Russian Hackers Are Using 'tainted' Leaks to Sow Disinformation
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Russian Hackers Are Using 'tainted' Leaks to Sow Disinformation

Over the past year, the Kremlin's strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more...

What Self-Driving Cars See
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What Self-Driving Cars See

Giant tech companies are fighting over the technology in court. Start-ups around the world are racing to develop new versions of it. And engineers say it is essential...

Waltzing Robot Teaches Beginners How to Dance Like a Pro
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Waltzing Robot Teaches Beginners How to Dance Like a Pro

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a robotic dance instructor.

Nsa Says New Encryption Standards Needed to Resist Quantum Computing
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Nsa Says New Encryption Standards Needed to Resist Quantum Computing

The U.S. National Security Agency is developing encryption standards to withstand quantum computing.

Toward Mass-Producible Quantum Computers
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Toward Mass-Producible Quantum Computers

Researchers have developed a new method that could help lead to the development of practical, diamond-based quantum computing devices.

Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing
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Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing

Google researchers say they plan to demonstrate "quantum supremacy" by year's end.

Russian Researchers Claim First Quantum-Safe Blockchain
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Russian Researchers Claim First Quantum-Safe Blockchain

The Russian Quantum Center announced the creation of the first quantum-safe blockchain for securing cryptocurrencies and classified government communications and...

When Hatred Goes Viral: Inside Social Media's Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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When Hatred Goes Viral: Inside Social Media's Efforts to Combat Terrorism

On New Year's Eve in 2015 local and federal agents arrested a 26-year-old man in Rochester, N.Y., for planning to attack people at random later that night using...

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from Nasa's Juno Mission
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A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from Nasa's Juno Mission

Early science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized...

That Time the Soviets Bugged Congress, and Other Spy Tales
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That Time the Soviets Bugged Congress, and Other Spy Tales

During a private meeting in the Oval Office earlier this month, President Donald Trump is understood to have disclosed highly classified intelligence to two senior...

Emojis: How We Assign Meaning to These Ever-Popular Symbols
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Emojis: How We Assign Meaning to These Ever-Popular Symbols

Researchers have analyzed the use of emojis by 1 million users via more than 1.2 billion messages.

Stanford Scholars, Researchers Discuss Key Ethical Questions Self-Driving Cars Present
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Stanford Scholars, Researchers Discuss Key Ethical Questions Self-Driving Cars Present

Stanford University scholars discuss the challenging ethical ramifications of driverless vehicles.

Uiuc Gets $100k Grant For Supporting Women in Computer Science
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Uiuc Gets $100k Grant For Supporting Women in Computer Science

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently received the $100,000 grand prize of the National Center for Women in Information Technology NEXT Award....

How to Prevent 3D Printing Hacks? Install Secret Flaws and Share the Decoder Ring
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How to Prevent 3D Printing Hacks? Install Secret Flaws and Share the Decoder Ring

Researchers say they have developed techniques manufacturers can use to thwart intellectual property thieves.

Lawmakers Seek to Expand Repair Options
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Lawmakers Seek to Expand Repair Options

End-users want to be able to repair their expensive electronics; manufacturers disagree.

12 Views on the Future of Electronics
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12 Views on the Future of Electronics

Experts at last week's Imec Technology Forum in Belgium offered predictions on how the future of electronics will evolve.

Detecting Life In Space: The Red Edge
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Detecting Life In Space: The Red Edge

The universe's "most interesting star" just started acting up again.

Next-Gen Computing: Memristor Chips That See Patterns Over Pixels
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Next-Gen Computing: Memristor Chips That See Patterns Over Pixels

Researchers say they have developed a memristor computer circuit prototype that has the potential to process complex data faster and using much less power than...

Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identify Theft
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Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identify Theft

A new system uses bitcoin's security mechanisms to foil online identify thieves.

Silicon Valley's Big Three vs. Detroit's Golden-Age Big Three
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Silicon Valley's Big Three vs. Detroit's Golden-Age Big Three

Over the last 20 years, the technology industry has become the most powerful industry in the world, boasting seven of the 20 most profitable companies.
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