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New sensors with carbon nanotube composite coatings could enable smarter textiles

A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide...

More efficient encryption method for cloud-based machine learning

A novel encryption method devised by MIT researchers secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for...

ShareBackup could keep data in the fast lane

Rice University lab develops circuit-switching tech to help data centers recover from failures Anyone who has ever cursed a computer network as it slowed to...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for data storage and information techs

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behavior involving the...

Common WiFi can detect weapons, bombs and chemicals in bags

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to...
Equifax data breach Consumers heard about it but took little action

Equifax data breach: Consumers heard about it but took little action

When the Equifax data breach impacting nearly 147 million people occurred just over a year ago most consumers took little to no action to...
Why computers are so bad at comparing objects

Why computers are so bad at comparing objects

New research sheds light on why computers are so bad at a class of tasks that even young children have no problem with: Determining whether...
Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008. It could affect users who rely...
We can print plastic guns. But should we

We can print plastic guns. But should we?

A debate is raging in the United States about plastic guns. Should the government prevent people from using 3-D printing technology to build plastic guns? Should...

Scientists develop world’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management

New material draws heat away from hotspots much faster than current materials, which could lead to dramatic improvements in computer chip performance and energy...