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How the CIA's Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:26

When Wikileaks yesterday released a trove of documents purporting to show how the CIA hacks everything from smartphones to PCs to smart televisions, the agency's already shadowy reputation gained a new dimension.

Robots Could Look, Feel 'Human' on the Outside

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say technology is available to enable robots to "wear" human tendons, muscle, and skin.

Top Obstacles for Women in Technology

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00

Women face major barriers when working in technology fields, including wage inequality compared to male colleagues, workplace gender bias, a shortage of female role models, and unequal growth opportunities.

The Darknet Protects Itself by Being More Robust Against Attacks

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have found the darknet is especially good at protecting users' privacy and anonymity because it can counter large cyberattacks on its own by spontaneously adding more network capacity.

Steering a Turtle With Your Thoughts

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a brain-computer interface that can control a turtle using human thought.

Aging Faces Could Increase Security Risks

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are studying how facial aging affects the performance of automatic facial-recognition systems and what implications this could have on identifying criminals or determining when identification documents need to be renewed.

Language Learning Robot Could Advance Autonomous Vehicles, Help Emergency Responders in the Future

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed algorithms that enable a wheeled robot to learn the meanings of words from sentences that describe example paths taken by the robot, to use the words to generate a sentence to describe the path of movement, and to comprehend the sentence in order to produce a new path of movement.

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