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Lifelong Learning at the Edge
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Lifelong Learning at the Edge

Learning how not to forget is a crucial skill.

This Startup Engineered a Clever Way to Reuse Waste Heat from Cloud Computing
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This Startup Engineered a Clever Way to Reuse Waste Heat from Cloud Computing

Heata is now using these busy servers to heat water for homes.

Superconducting Device Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use in Computing, Other Applications
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Superconducting Device Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use in Computing, Other Applications

A simple superconducting device developed by MIT researchers could help achieve significant reductions in energy usage by high-power computing systems and potentially...

Faster Spin Waves May Enable Magnonic Computing Systems
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Faster Spin Waves May Enable Magnonic Computing Systems

A team of scientists says it has solved the challenge of exciting spin waves with normalized amplitudes by exploiting a deeply non-linear phenomenon for forward...

Data Centers at Risk Due to Flaws in Power Management Software
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Data Centers at Risk Due to Flaws in Power Management Software

Cybersecurity researchers at Trellix have identified vulnerabilities in commonly used applications in data centers that could allow hackers to gain access and shut...

People Rush to ATMs After Bank of Ireland IT Glitch
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People Rush to ATMs After Bank of Ireland IT Glitch

Bank of Ireland has fixed technical problems that allowed some customers to withdraw or transfer funds above what was in their accounts, it said Wednesday after...

Reinventing Utopia: Self-Created Communities for the Digital Age
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Reinventing Utopia: Self-Created Communities for the Digital Age

Jon Hillis is using digital technologies to create a network of self-generating co-living communities like Neighborhood Zero outside Austin, TX, to help decentralize...

VR Headsets Are Vulnerable to Hackers
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VR Headsets Are Vulnerable to Hackers

Computer scientists found hackers can translate the movements of virtual and augmented reality headset users into words using spyware and artificial intelligence...

From Time Crystals to Wormholes: When Is a Quantum Simulation Real?
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From Time Crystals to Wormholes: When Is a Quantum Simulation Real?

Physicists are using quantum computers to conjure exotic phenomena and claiming their creations are truly real.

Pneumatic Computing Gains Air of Importance
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Pneumatic Computing Gains Air of Importance

The emergence of pneumatics as a computing tool could alter many fields and lead to new innovations.

'Downfall' Flaw Exposes Valuable Data in Generations of Intel Chips
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'Downfall' Flaw Exposes Valuable Data in Generations of Intel Chips

 The vulnerability could allow attackers to take advantage of an information leak to steal sensitive details like private messages, passwords, and encryption keys...

LK-99 Superconductor: Maybe a Breakthrough, Maybe Just New Hope
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LK-99 Superconductor: Maybe a Breakthrough, Maybe Just New Hope

Experts push back against extraordinary claims of a room-temperature superconductor. But even a flop could open up new materials research pathways.

AI Boosting Satellite Navigation Capability, European Space Agency Says
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AI Boosting Satellite Navigation Capability, European Space Agency Says

European Space Agency says AI, machine learning are being implemented to improve NAVISP program satnav performance.

Underwater Robots Could Usher in High-Tech Future for Deep Sea Mining
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Underwater Robots Could Usher in High-Tech Future for Deep Sea Mining

Renee Grogan at mining solutions developer Impossible Metals envisions underwater robots as key to harvesting precious metals from the seafloor without harming...

Fighting Fake 'Facts' with Two Little Words
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Fighting Fake 'Facts' with Two Little Words

Researchers have developed a method to decrease hallucinations by large language models (LLMs) by including "according to" in LLM queries.

NASA Detects Signal from Voyager 2 After Losing Contact Due to Wrong Command
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NASA Detects Signal from Voyager 2 After Losing Contact Due to Wrong Command

The U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Administration detected a signal from the Voyager 2 probe more than a week after transmission ceased.

How MIT's Liquid Neural Networks Can Solve AI Problems from Robotics to Self-Driving Cars
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How MIT's Liquid Neural Networks Can Solve AI Problems from Robotics to Self-Driving Cars

Liquid neural networks represent a significant departure from traditional deep learning models.

New Attack Impacts Major AI Chatbots—and No One Knows How to Stop It
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New Attack Impacts Major AI Chatbots—and No One Knows How to Stop It

Researchers found a simple way to make ChatGPT, Bard, and other chatbots misbehave, proving that AI is hard to tame.

Meta Will Let You Use AI Chatbots With Personalities, Report Says
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Meta Will Let You Use AI Chatbots With Personalities, Report Says

Want to chat with Abraham Lincoln? Facebook owner Meta is an artificial intelligence leader, but rivals with advanced chatbots already are abundant.

Gigantic Telescope Adopts Intelligent Maintenance Robots
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Gigantic Telescope Adopts Intelligent Maintenance Robots

Five "intelligent" robot systems and platforms have been cleared by authorities to maintain China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST)...
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