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field-data study finds no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing

predictive policing does not lead police to make discriminatory arrests, accord...




can bitcoin technology improve research data integrity? this clemson professor thinks so

researchers at clemson university have developed a technique to ...




five things to know about russian attacks on the energy grid

trump administration officials on thursday accused the russian government of staging a multi-year cybera...




europe's new privacy law will change the web, and more

consumers have long wondered just what google and facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. but i...




the u.s. military wants ai to dream up weird new helicopters

the u.s. defense advanced research projects agency is funding efforts to employ artificial intelligence to conce...




pioneers of modern computer architecture receive acm a.m. turing award

acm has named john l. hennessy, former president of stanford university, and david a. patterson, retired professor of the university of california, berkeley, recipients of the 2017...




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by the new york times february 9, 2018commentsview as:printmobile appshare:send by emailshare on redditshare on stumbleuponshare on tweetershare on facebooksharethe security company mcafee said last month more than 300 olympics-related computer systems have already been hit, with many of them compromised, in what its investigators described as a preliminary hacking campaign.credit: minh uong/the new york timesthe department of homeland security is warning americans planning to attend the 2018 winter olympic games in pyeongchang that cybercriminals are likely to be targeting the games.officials in south korea are facing a double threat. at the olympic committee's security command center in an unmarked facility in pyeongchang, securi...




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by national research university higher school of economics (russia) january 26, 2018commentsview as:printmobile appshare:send by emailshare on redditshare on stumbleuponshare on tweetershare on facebooksharerussian researchers say they have improved a method for analyzing ultra-high-energy cosmic rays using smartphones.credit: istockresearchers at the laboratory of methods for big data analysis (lambda) at the national research university higher school of economics in russia say they have improved a method for analyzing ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (uhecr) with mobile phones.the research was performed for a project that proposes using a distributed mobile phone network to detect uhecrs. to accomplish this, the researchers develope...




'holostream' allows high-quality wireless 3d video communications

holostream is a new platform enabling high-quality thr...




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by reuters january 5, 2018commentsview as:printmobile appshare:send by emailshare on redditshare on stumbleuponshare on tweetershare on facebooksharethe flaw, called meltdown, affects most processors manufactured by intel since 1995. a second defect called spectre also has been found that also exposes core memory in most computers and mobile devices running on chips made by intel, advanced micro devices, and arm holdings.credit: inteldaniel gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant intel corp.the 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at austria's graz technical university had just breached the...




how do you vote? 50 million google images give a clue

what vehicle is most strongly associated with republican voting dist...




the labs that protect against online warfare

several months after the wannacry cyber-attack, much of the world still seems to be asleep...




to explore cures for diseases like alzheimer's, msu researchers massage brain cells

researchers at montana state university are gently stretching small branches of individual rat neurons with magnets to gai...




a giant technical leap in speech recognition

researchers at the university of texas at dallas are developing speech-processing technology to transcribe audio conver...




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acm technews by the washington post november 27, 2017commentsview as:printmobile appshare:send by emailshare on redditshare on stumbleuponshare on tweetershare on facebookshareautonomous vehicles stand to benefit mobility-challenged seniors and others with disabilities.credit: waymoautonomous vehicles stand to benefit mobility-challenged seniors and other people with physical, cognitive, and mental disabilities, and designers, automakers, and federal regulators are working to help address the issues involved in making that possible.driverless car developers are attempting to strike a balance between keeping riders fully apprised while also maintaining a certain level of simplicity in the riding experience. waymo, for example, says i...




new way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks

a new method for writing magnetic information in any pattern uses...




small asteroid or comet 'visits' from beyond the solar system

a small, recently discovered asteroid—or perhaps a comet&mdsah;appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming ...




old phones get new life in high-powered computer servers

researchers at princeton university have demonstrated that old smartphones ca...




censoring sensors

amid growing outcry over controversial online videos, tech...




a block on the old chip

block copolymers may help transis...