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Russia Is Jamming More GPS Satellite Signals Around Moscow
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Russia Is Jamming More GPS Satellite Signals Around Moscow

Russia has accelerated its jamming of GPS satellites around Moscow, apparently to deter long-range strikes by Ukrainian drones, according to GPSJam.

Donald Knuth's 2022 'Christmas Tree' Lecture Is About Trees
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Donald Knuth's 2022 'Christmas Tree' Lecture Is About Trees

Every year around Christmas time, Donald Knuth gives a special lecture for a small audience at Stanford University, and to a larger audience online. This year's...

Virtual Clothes Could Help Solve Fashion's Waste Problem
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Virtual Clothes Could Help Solve Fashion's Waste Problem

The fashion industry is tapping digital technologies to cut waste and modernize.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on Code
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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on Code

Researchers found that the brain's demand and language systems encode specific code properties that correlate with machine-learned representations.

Even the FBI Says You Should Use an Ad Blocker
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Even the FBI Says You Should Use an Ad Blocker

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert advising online users to install and use ad blockers.

Researchers Construct Computer-Derived Marker for Coronary Artery Disease
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Researchers Construct Computer-Derived Marker for Coronary Artery Disease

A new computer-derived marker for coronary artery disease is based on machine learning and clinical data from electronic health records.

Researchers Pioneer Biocompatible All-Water 'Aquabots'
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Researchers Pioneer Biocompatible All-Water 'Aquabots'

Researchers have developed a robotic system consisting of ultrasoft liquid robots comprised mainly of water.

Google Wallet Will Host Digital Driver's License in Maryland
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Google Wallet Will Host Digital Driver's License in Maryland

Google has started beta testing hosting of digital driver's licenses and state ID cards for its Wallet application on Android, which will be exclusive to Maryland...

Sonic Lift-Off Tech Aims to Reduce Semiconductor Costs
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Sonic Lift-Off Tech Aims to Reduce Semiconductor Costs


How Hackers Used One Software Flaw to Take Down a County Computer System
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How Hackers Used One Software Flaw to Take Down a County Computer System

An information technology director was put on leave for negligence after Suffolk County officials released the results of their investigation.

 New Pilot Line Initiative Receives 19 million euros to Accelerate European Quantum Technology Commercialization
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New Pilot Line Initiative Receives 19 million euros to Accelerate European Quantum Technology Commercialization

The Qu-Pilot Specific Grant agreement is part of a broader Framework Partnership agreement approved by the European Union earlier this year .

Elon Musk to Step Down as Twitter CEO Once He Finds 'Someone Foolish' Enough as Successor
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Elon Musk to Step Down as Twitter CEO Once He Finds 'Someone Foolish' Enough as Successor

As the owner of Twitter, following his purchase of the company for $44 billion (€41.4 billion) in October, no one could have forced him to step down as CEO.

Inventor of World Wide Web Wants Us to Reclaim Our Data from Tech Giants
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Inventor of World Wide Web Wants Us to Reclaim Our Data from Tech Giants

World Wide Web inventor and 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee founded the startup Inrupt with John Bruce to help users reclaim their personal...

Wi-Fi Could Help Identify When You're Struggling to Breathe
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Wi-Fi Could Help Identify When You're Struggling to Breathe

Researchers developed the BreatheSmart algorithm to analyze a person's movements and determine whether they have difficulty breathing via Wi-Fi routers and devices...

Jetsons-Style Robots Invading Chicago-Area Hospitals
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Jetsons-Style Robots Invading Chicago-Area Hospitals

Roughly human in shape, Moxi robots have been deployed in at least three Chicago-area hospitals amid a shortage of medical workers.

The Number of Master's Degrees in This Field Nearly Tripled in a Decade
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The Number of Master's Degrees in This Field Nearly Tripled in a Decade

While lucrative jobs may be the primary driver of demand in computer science, there are other reasons that students are pouring into these programs.

Meta CEO Zuckerberg Testifies in FTC Case to Block Virtual-Reality Deal
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Meta CEO Zuckerberg Testifies in FTC Case to Block Virtual-Reality Deal

Federal Trade Commission seeks to prevent social-media company from acquiring Within Unlimited.

Error Control Begins to Shape Quantum Architectures
From Communications of the ACM

Error Control Begins to Shape Quantum Architectures

The overhead of error correction presents a serious challenge to scaling up quantum computing and may produce unexpected winners.

The Outlook for Crypto
From Communications of the ACM

The Outlook for Crypto

Can cryptocurrencies cut their environmental impact?

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
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Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.
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