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Big Data Meets Nuclear Power

Few jobs are more massive than building a nuclear power plant. The project that takes years and billions of dollars
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Better Way to ID Faces in Video Images

In movies and television, computers often quickly identify a person in a crowded arena from tiny, grainy video images. But
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Hacking a Wireless Phone Charging Station

Risks associated with charging a smartphone using a USB cord that can also transfer data are well known, but hackers
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Methane Gas in Ground Poses Safety Risk

Potentially explosive methane gas leaking from energy wells may travel extensively through groundwater and pose a safety risk, a new
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Self-Healing, Water-Repellant Coating

A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating now in development is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts. It could enable
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Making Power Grid Smarter

There is a microgrid controller in development that can calculate and monitor voltages and phase angles and use inverters to
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Gaining Control over Soft Robots

Using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices, it is possible to gain control over
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Light Sources can Hijack Scanner

Using different light sources, a typical office scanner can end up infiltrated and a company’s network compromised, researchers said. “We
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Speeding Up Testing of Networking Protocols

The transmission control protocol, or TCP, which manages traffic on the Internet, first ended up proposed in 1974 and to
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Cyber Risk Management Tool, Conference

With major reported data breaches last year hitting a record high and an average of one health data breach per
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