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Quantum Computers Vulnerable to Eavesdropping Hackers
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Quantum Computers Vulnerable to Eavesdropping Hackers

Allen Mi and colleagues at Yale University warn that even carefully wiping quantum computers of data would not thwart its theft by hackers.

The World Generates So Much Data that New Unit Measurements Were Created to Keep Up
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The World Generates So Much Data that New Unit Measurements Were Created to Keep Up

The new prefixes come at a time when scientists and industries are dealing with data that need measurements going beyond the current range.

AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum Problem
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AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum Problem

Quantum computers, once thought to be "superior" to classical computers, increasingly are being seen as yet another accelerator for specialized problems, according...

Hackers Strand Vanuatu's Government
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Hackers Strand Vanuatu's Government

A suspected cyberattack has disabled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu's government since November 4.

Skin-Like Electronics Could Monitor Health Continuously
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Skin-Like Electronics Could Monitor Health Continuously

Scientists are developing flexible wearable electronics that can monitor the wearer's health.

AI Is Better at Answering Questions if You Get Another AI to Ask Them
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AI Is Better at Answering Questions if You Get Another AI to Ask Them

An artificial intelligence (AI) model that makes suggestions to another AI generates results as good as if they were prompts from people.

Bowers CIS Community Celebrates Life of Juris Hartmanis
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Bowers CIS Community Celebrates Life of Juris Hartmanis

A dozen colleagues spoke about Hartmanis' significant contributions to the field of computer science.

A Tribute to Valérie Issarny
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A Tribute to Valérie Issarny

Valérie Issarny, a director of research at France's National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria), passed away on November 12.

Can You Tell Whether This Headline Was Written by a Robot?
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Can You Tell Whether This Headline Was Written by a Robot?

Not this time, but artificial intelligence is churning out articles, illustrations, fake product reviews and even videos.

Low-Cost Robot Ready for Any Obstacle
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Low-Cost Robot Ready for Any Obstacle

Scientists have enabled a low-cost and relatively small legged robot to adapt to obstacles.

Tuvalu Turns to Metaverse as Rising Seas Threaten Existence
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Tuvalu Turns to Metaverse as Rising Seas Threaten Existence

The Pacific island-nation of Tuvalu intends to replicate itself in the metaverse, to preserve its history and culture amid threatened submersion by rising sea levels...

Deepfake Detector Can Spot Real/Fake Video from Blood Flow
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Deepfake Detector Can Spot Real/Fake Video from Blood Flow

Semiconductor giant Intel claims its FakeCatcher technology can detect whether videos are genuine or deepfakes with 96% accuracy in real time.

2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Awarded to International Team for Particle-In-Cell Simulations on Exascale-class Supercomputers
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2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Awarded to International Team for Particle-In-Cell Simulations on Exascale-class Supercomputers

The international team demonstrated a groundbreaking mesh refinement capability.

Is This the Best Drone Racer in the World?
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Is This the Best Drone Racer in the World?

MinChan Kim, 18, is the pilot to watch when the Drone Racing League returns to NBC Sports this weekend.

AI-Designed Invisibility Cloak Could Hide Small Communication Devices
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AI-Designed Invisibility Cloak Could Hide Small Communication Devices

Researchers used artificial intelligence to design an invisibility cloak to conceal antennas or small communication devices from infrared light or microwave detectors...

Java, Python Top Most Wanted List for Employers
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Java, Python Top Most Wanted List for Employers

The 2023 HackerRank Developer Skills Report ranked Java, Python, SQL, C++, and JavaScript as the programming language skills most in demand by employers and developers...

This City-Building Video Game Takes on Climate Change
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This City-Building Video Game Takes on Climate Change

Recently released city-building strategy game Floodland has a post-apocalyptic storyline in which players must rebuild society following a catastrophic climate...

NFL Expands Partnership with Research Universities to Measure On-Field Head Impacts Using Novel Mouthguard Sensors
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NFL Expands Partnership with Research Universities to Measure On-Field Head Impacts Using Novel Mouthguard Sensors

The National Football League has expanded its partnership with top research universities to gather data from on-field head impacts to inform injury reduction programs...

Stranded Without Food? Edible Drone Has Snackable Wings
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Stranded Without Food? Edible Drone Has Snackable Wings

The munchable machine could be used in rescue missions.

FBI Director Warns Against TikTok as National Security Threat
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FBI Director Warns Against TikTok as National Security Threat

Christopher Wray voices concerns over a proposed deal to allow the continued operation of the Chinese-owned app in the U.S.
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