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New digital fingerprints are almost impossible to hack

Researchers have found a way to use chaos to help develop digital fingerprints for electronic devices that may be unique enough to foil even...

New software tool is Swiss Army knife for genomic data

A good way to find out what a cell is doing—whether it is growing out of control as in cancers, or is under the...

What is an NFT? Non-fungible tokens explained

Have you seen the word "NFT" spinning around the internet lately, and found yourself completely confused as to what everyone's talking about? We're here to...

Gravitational lenses could allow a galaxy-wide Internet

As Carl Sagan once said, “The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.” And...

Optical fiber could boost power of superconducting quantum computers

The secret to building superconducting quantum computers with massive processing power may be an ordinary telecommunications technology — optical fiber. Physicists at the National Institute...

Scientists find new way to package power into smaller microchips

From slimmer laptops to smaller smartphones, all of our most-used devices rely on increasingly smaller microchips. But, in recent years, researchers have seemingly hit the...

New chip could deliver COVID-19 test results on smartphone in 55 minutes

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an...

Satellite constellation could boost Wi-Fi on planes soon

Flight passengers will soon be able to connect to their families and colleagues on Earth via low-orbit telecommunications satellites. Speeds will be comparable to those...

New materials keep Moore’s Law alive

Scientists create a new polymer-based electrical insulation for circuits that could help put more power in smaller spaces. Progress in the field of integrated circuits...

New material paves the way to faster computing

Research led by the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has identified a material that could help tackle speed and energy, the two...