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Robust Radar: AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving
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Robust Radar: AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving

An artificial intelligence system for automotive radar sensors filters out interfering signals from other radar sensors to improve object detection.

Researchers Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption
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Researchers Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption

Researchers at North Carolina State University and Turkey's Dokuz Eylul University have cracked next-generation homomorphic encryption via side-channel attacks....

Robot Photographer Has Eye for Aesthetics
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Robot Photographer Has Eye for Aesthetics

Cornell University researchers have developed a robotic photography system that can automatically rove an indoor space and shoot aesthetically appealing photos....

AI Tool Could Help Plan NYS's Transition to Clean Electrical Power
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AI Tool Could Help Plan NYS's Transition to Clean Electrical Power

Cornell University's Fengqi You and Ning Zhao have designed an artificial intelligence tool that could help New York state plan its switch to clean electricity ...

Injecting Fairness into ML Models
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Injecting Fairness into ML Models

Researchers have devleoped a method of incorporating fairness into machine learning models, even if they are trained on unfair data.

A Smart Self-Learning Assistance System for the Manufacturing Industry
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A Smart Self-Learning Assistance System for the Manufacturing Industry

The MADDOX self-learning assistance system can analyze machine and process data in order to boost manufacturing efficiency.

Validating NFTs
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Validating NFTs

Ensuring the security of non-fungible tokens.

Google's New Tech Can Read Your Body Language—Without Cameras
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Google's New Tech Can Read Your Body Language—Without Cameras

The company's ATAP research team is using radar to help computers respond to your movements, like turning off a TV if it senses you've dozed off.

Millions for Crypto Start-Ups, No Real Names Necessary
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Millions for Crypto Start-Ups, No Real Names Necessary

Investors give money to pseudonymous developers. Venture capitalists back founders without learning their real names. What happens when they need to know?

NHL Launching Faceoff Probability Stat with AWS Technology
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NHL Launching Faceoff Probability Stat with AWS Technology

The National Hockey League is launching a faceoff probability statistic, using Amazon Web Services to apply 10 years of data and in-game analytics.

Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots
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Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots

A thumb-shaped sensor with a camera inside uses computer vision and a deep neural network to infer haptic contact information.

VR Farm Tour Expands Access to Urban Agriculture
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VR Farm Tour Expands Access to Urban Agriculture

Cornell University researchers have created a virtual reality tour of New York City's Red Hook Farms.

Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods
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Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods

A newly revamped store in Washington shows how thoroughly Amazon has woven itself into the grocery shopping experience.

Ukraine Requests ICANN, Crypto Exchanges Block Russia
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Ukraine Requests ICANN, Crypto Exchanges Block Russia

Namecheap tells Russian customers to leave.

Russia's War in Ukraine Could Spur Another Global Chip Shortage
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Russia's War in Ukraine Could Spur Another Global Chip Shortage

Ukraine is home to half of the world's neon gas, which is critical for manufacturing semiconductor chips.

Fed Up With Google, Conspiracy Theorists Turn to DuckDuckGo
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Fed Up With Google, Conspiracy Theorists Turn to DuckDuckGo

The embrace by some conservative influencers and conspiracy theorists is part of a broader effort to shift people away from Big Tech.

Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus
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Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus

Researchers used supercomputers to generate the first biologically authentic computer simulations of the HIV-1 virus liposome and genome capsid.

Stanford Scientists Combine AI, Atomic-Scale Images in Pursuit of Better Batteries
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Stanford Scientists Combine AI, Atomic-Scale Images in Pursuit of Better Batteries

A research team analyzed atomic-scale microscopic images using artificial intelligence to understand why rechargeable batteries wear out, paving the way for better...

A Security Technique to Fool Would-Be Cyberattackers
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A Security Technique to Fool Would-Be Cyberattackers

A new technique to prevent memory timing side-channel attacks by malware exploits memory hardware common to multiple programs running on the same computer.

Will No-Code Crack the Code?
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Will No-Code Crack the Code?

No-code platforms help non-coders program, but developers will always be needed.
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