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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Programmable Routers Could Enable More Resilient Networks

Aug. 23, 2016 — A new design of programmable routers should enable much more flexible traffic management, without sacrificing speed, say ... read more

Cybersecurity Student Researches How to Keep Cars Safe from Hacking

Aug. 19, 2016 — Cybersecurity student researches spent the summer researching how to keep cars safe from cyberattacks during an intensive eight-week cybersecurity summer research ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. Applying machine learning to satellite images could identify ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Personalized wearable digital technology can help adults diagnosed with autism understand and manage their anxiety, say ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Scientists have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analyzing the ... read more

Automating Genetic Analysis Helps Keep Up With Rapid Discovery of New Diseases, Study Finds

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers are devising ways to have computers help perform some of the intensive genetic analysis now performed manually when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — In order to simplify program development, a recent project is developing technology that provides human operators with automated assistance. By removing the need for would-be programmers to learn ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis patients. The Microsoft Kinect is a 3-D ... read more

Computer Scientists Reveal History of Third-Party Web Tracking

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers have presented the first-ever comprehensive analysis of third-party web tracking across three decades and a new tool, TrackingExcavator, which they developed to extract and analyze ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed a new mathematical model to investigate how a population's spatial structure affects the evolution of ... read more

New Hacking Technique Imperceptibly Changes Memory of Virtual Servers

Aug. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever a team of Dutch hacking experts managed to alter the memory of virtual machines in the cloud without a software bug, using a new attack ... read more

World Should Consider Limits to Future Internet Expansion to Control Energy Consumption

Aug. 11, 2016 — The world should consider ways to limit data growth on the internet to prevent run-away energy consumption and help limit carbon emissions, say leading computer ... read more

System Helps Protect Privacy in Genomic Databases

Aug. 9, 2016 — In a new study, researchers describe a new system that permits database queries for genome-wide association studies but reduces the chances of privacy compromises to almost ... read more

Serious Security Threat to Many Internet Users Highlighted

Aug. 9, 2016 — Researchers have identified a weakness in the Transmission Control Protocol of all Linux operating systems since late 2012 that enables attackers to hijack users' internet communications ... read more

K Computer and High-Tech Weather Radar Come Together to Predict Sudden Torrential Rains

Aug. 9, 2016 — An international team of researchers has used the powerful K computer and advanced radar observational data to accurately predict the occurrence of torrential rains in localized ... read more

Towards a Better Screen

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets and ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — An important step toward practical quantum computers has been made, with a new paper describing a prototype chip that can trap ions in an electric field and, with built-in optics, direct laser light ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have built a record energy-efficient switch, which uses the interplay of electricity and a liquid form of light, in semiconductor microchips. The device could form the foundation of ... read more

Diamond-Based Light Sources Will Lay a Foundation for Quantum Communications of the Future

Aug. 5, 2016 — Scientists might have solved one of the most challenging problems of quantum communications, showing that diamonds may be used as ultra-bright single photon emitters. Discrete generation of photons ... read more

Record-Breaking Logic Gate 'Another Important Milestone' on Road to Quantum Computers

Aug. 5, 2016 — Researchers have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum ... read more

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