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Virtual Reality as Therapy
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Virtual Reality as Therapy

Leveraging precisely designed alternate realities as therapeutic tools.

Epigenomics Now
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Epigenomics Now

Computer power helps biologists track the regulation of genetic information.

Why Are Lawyers Afraid of AI?
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Why Are Lawyers Afraid of AI?

Generative artificial intelligence and the law: there is no turning back.

Biomedical Digital Twins
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Biomedical Digital Twins

Considering the transformative possibilities of simulated models of biological phenomena and systems at multiple scales.

The Fight to Repair
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The Fight to Repair

How the battle over the right to repair is tipping in favor of consumers.

Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity
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Using Psychology to Bolster Cybersecurity

Getting into the minds of attackers to protect the enterprise.

'Smart' Glasses Skew Power Balance with Non-Wearers
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'Smart' Glasses Skew Power Balance with Non-Wearers

Researchers at Cornell and Brown universities found that wearers of augmented reality or smart glasses hold certain advantages, according to non-wearers.

Shining a Light on the Dark Web
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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

How the Dark Web continues to operate, and why law enforcement will not shut it down anytime soon.

Distilling What We Know
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Distilling What We Know

Researchers look to cut large GPT models down to size.

Computer-Assisted Proofs Take on Fluid Flow
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Computer-Assisted Proofs Take on Fluid Flow

Researchers use computers to show that equations can "blow up."

3D Modeling Draws on AI
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3D Modeling Draws on AI

Artificial intelligence can unlock speed and quality improvements in three-dimensional graphics.

The Rise of the Chatbots
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The Rise of the Chatbots

How do we keep track of the truth when bots are becoming increasingly skilled liars?

Outsmarting Deepfake Video
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Outsmarting Deepfake Video

Looking for truth, when "it's becoming surprisingly easy to distort reality."

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
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Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software
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Locking Down Secure Open Source Software

Can even secure open source software ever be considered truly safe?

. . . And the Computer Plays Along
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. . . And the Computer Plays Along

Software can improvise on the spot to accompany the performance of live musicians.

Neural Networks for Drug Discovery and Design
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Neural Networks for Drug Discovery and Design

Architectures suited for molecules streamline the identification of pharmaceutical candidates.

Adding Smarts to Vending Machines Drives Convenience, Efficiency
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Adding Smarts to Vending Machines Drives Convenience, Efficiency

Advanced feature sets and functionality are projected to drive the market for connected vending to nearly nine million units by 2024.

Virtual Influencers in the Real World
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Virtual Influencers in the Real World

We are increasingly engaging with these digital personalities, online and offline.
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