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Why You May Have a Thinking Digital Twin Within a Decade
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Why You May Have a Thinking Digital Twin Within a Decade

Artificial intelligence combined with the Internet of Things allows the digital construction of digital twins that constantly learn from and help improve their...

Alberta Investing C$23 Million Toward U of C's Quantum City
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Alberta Investing C$23 Million Toward U of C's Quantum City

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced that the Canadian province is investing C$23 million (US$17.9 million) in the University of Calgary Quantum City hub....

FDA Warns DNA Sequencing Machines Could Be Hacked
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FDA Warns DNA Sequencing Machines Could Be Hacked

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that certain Illumina DNA-sequencing machines have a software vulnerability that could jeopardize patient data.

Simulating a Faster Path to Quantum
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Simulating a Faster Path to Quantum

Fujitsu aims to increase the pace of quantum application development by using the same microprocessors used in the Fugaku supercomputer.

MIT Researchers Discover New Flaw in Apple M1 CPUs That Can't Be Patched
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MIT Researchers Discover New Flaw in Apple M1 CPUs That Can't Be Patched

The vulnerability is rooted in pointer authentication codes.

Ukrainians Use 3D Technology to Preserve Cultural Artifacts
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Ukrainians Use 3D Technology to Preserve Cultural Artifacts

Civilians in Ukraine are recording three-dimensional models of artifacts in a permanent digital archive as part of Backup Ukraine, a project to save the country's...

Belly Up to a Virtual Bar
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Belly Up to a Virtual Bar

Various brands have established virtual bars in the metaverse where avatars can gather (although actual drinking is out of the question).

How One Paper Blew Up Bitcoin's Claim to Anonymity
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How One Paper Blew Up Bitcoin's Claim to Anonymity

All individuals transacting in Bitcoin are within six degrees or fewer of separation from a core group, say researchers.

Google Developers Set Another Record for Calculating Digits of Pi: 100 Trillion
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Google Developers Set Another Record for Calculating Digits of Pi: 100 Trillion

Software developer Emma Haruka Iwao and colleagues at Google Cloud calculated pi—the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter—to 100 trillion digits.

Financial Firms Seek Edge in Algorithms Inspired by Quantum Computing
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Financial Firms Seek Edge in Algorithms Inspired by Quantum Computing

Some firms are running algorithms used for quantum computers on advanced machines for risk analysis and portfolio optimization.

Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer
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Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer

Orca Computing uses its own patented quantum memory to store and retrieve single photons on demand.

Photonic Quantum Computer Claims Speedup 'Advantage'
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Photonic Quantum Computer Claims Speedup 'Advantage'

Quantum-powered cloud is 7,800,000,000,000,000x as fast, for some problems, as a supercomputer.

Researchers Achieve 'Absurdly Fast' Algorithm for Network Flow
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Researchers Achieve 'Absurdly Fast' Algorithm for Network Flow

Computer scientists can now solve a decades-old problem in practically the time it takes to write it down.

Scientists Use Robots to Reveal How Predatory Fish Cope with Unpredictable Prey
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Scientists Use Robots to Reveal How Predatory Fish Cope with Unpredictable Prey

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Bristol used robots to demonstrate how predators adapt to overcome unpredictable behavior by their prey.

The Future of the Datacenter
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The Future of the Datacenter

Existing and new technologies can help cut datacenters' carbon footprint.

How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla's Autopilot? No One Knows
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How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla's Autopilot? No One Knows

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

'Beam-Steering' Technology Takes Mobile Communications Beyond 5G
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'Beam-Steering' Technology Takes Mobile Communications Beyond 5G

A beam-steering antenna can boost the efficiency of data transmission across the millimeter wave spectrum.

Radio Waves for the Detection of Hardware Tampering
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Radio Waves for the Detection of Hardware Tampering

Scientists in Germany have developed a technique that uses radio waves to monitor hardware for tampering.

AI Translates Math Problems into Code to Make Them Easier to Solve
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AI Translates Math Problems into Code to Make Them Easier to Solve

Researchers used the Codex neural network of artificial intelligence research company OpenAI to translate mathematical problems from plain English into formal code...

How 'Trustless' Is Bitcoin, Really?
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How 'Trustless' Is Bitcoin, Really?

In myth, the cryptocurrency is egalitarian, decentralized and all but anonymous. The reality is very different, scientists have found.
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