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Hack my car? Most believe it can happen

Hack my car? Most believe it can happen

Most Americans have some concerns that self-driving cars can be hacked to cause crashes, disable the vehicle in some way or even be used...
Researchers add a splash of human intuition to planning algorithms

Researchers add a splash of human intuition to planning algorithms

Every other year, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling hosts a competition in which computer systems designed by conference participants try to...
New System Makes It Harder To Track Bitcoin Transactions

New system makes it harder to track Bitcoin transactions

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University and George Mason University have developed a Bitcoin-compatible system that could make it significantly more difficult...
First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a...
Black holes on an electronic chip

Black holes on an electronic chip

Theoretical physicists have proposed a way to simulate black holes on an electronic chip. This makes it possible to study fundamental aspects of black...
Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

As we saw during the 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science. Now...
Dangerous drug interactions uncovered with data science

Dangerous drug interactions uncovered with data science

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Data Science Institute at Columbia University have uncovered a potentially dangerous drug interaction using data science. Their...
Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate

Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate

A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely...
Infrared links could simplify data center communications

Infrared links could simplify data center communications

Data centers are the central point of many, if not most, information systems today, but the masses of wires interconnecting the servers and piled...
Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function

Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function

The heart is a wonder of design - a pump that can function for 80 years, and billions of heartbeats, without breaking down. But...

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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Scientists discover a unique type of object in our solar system

In a recent study, researchers discovered an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They found two asteroids are orbiting...