Sean Coffey

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Synthetic phonons enable nonreciprocal coupling to arbitrary resonator networks

R. W. Boyd, <i>Nonlinear Optics</i> (Academic Press, 2003).<p>G. Bahl,<br>• M. Tomes,<br>• F. Marquardt,<br>• T. Carmon<p>, Observation of spontaneous Brillouin cooling.Nat. Phys. …

Nanotech

Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking cancer cells. The mystery material? Graphene, a semi-metal that's composed of a single layer of carbon atoms. It's already being used to …

Gadget Book roundup: From Fritzing to Manga microprocessors

There's been a number of good tech-related books published recently, which we've highlighted on Gadget Master, from the Fritzing PCB design tool to a …

Arduino

How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

Parents can help children be brave without looking like a bully, by offering encouragement with a major dose of empathy and love.<p>It’s difficult to …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Might Epigenetics Hold The Secret To Super-Fast Adaptation?

How do invasive species overcome the genetic bottleneck created by having a tiny founder population?<p>Invasive species are everywhere these days. After people move them to a new location (whether intentionally or not), these organisms are able to invade an already occupied habitat, out-compete native …

Biology

Programmers! Close the StackOverflow tabs. This AI robot will write your source code for you

Think Java code-completion on steriodsCode boffins at Rice University in Texas have developed a system called Bayou to partially automate the writing …

DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private GitHub repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible and …

How to access the Dark Web

The Dark Web is an infamous digital hive of scum and villainy, where people around the world visit their black markets and conduct encrypted business …

Dark Web

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind that want to run SNES emulators and Linux on their handheld gaming consoles. A flaw in an Nvidia chip used by the Switch, detailed today, lets power users inject code into the system and modify it …

The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

Here’s every single thing that happened across the 19 MCU movies to get you ready for “Avengers: Infinity War”<p><b>The beginning of time:</b> The Big Bang …

How To: Build a Beginner Hacking Kit with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

If you want to follow Null Byte tutorials and try out Kali Linux, the Raspberry Pi is a perfect way to start. In 2018, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ …

Raspberry Pi

Laser system wirelessly charges phones from across the room

The team mounted a power cell on the back of a smartphone and hit it with a narrow laser beam in the near-infrared part of the spectrum. From a …

Tech Trends

Newly Created Artificial Neurons Can `Think` Faster Than You

Society is pushing towards the coming age of artificial intelligence. Though AI exists on some level right now and is integrated into our everyday …

The paradigms of programming

The paradigms of programming Floyd, <i>CACM 1979</i>(Also available in )A couple of weeks ago we looked at Dan Bernstein’s very topical “thoughts on security …

Artificial brains could soon be reality: Superconducting switch, which can 'learn' like human brain, developed

Researchers have developed a superconducting switch that can make future computers think like the human brain.<p>Computers could soon be able to …

New switch can make computer chips learn to work like human brain

A synpase has been developed by scientists, that can learn to operate like its human brain counterpart. This could make the creation of nuromorphic …

Artificial Intelligence

‘Alien’ manuscript from 15th century decoded using AI

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.<p>Discovered in …

Has AI Cracked The Code In The ‘World’s Most Mysterious Book’ The Voynich Manuscript?

Has the mysterious Voynich Manuscript finally been deciphered?<p>Greg Kondrak, a specialist of the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence of the …

How to fix a drive partition failure while installing Windows through Boot Camp in High Sierra

Tips<p>Boot Camp will add a partition on-the-fly to your system drive, but there are some things that can stand in the way of that process. AppleInsider …

The latest Adobe Photoshop update continues to flex its AI muscles

In the most recent Photoshop update, Adobe's Select Subject feature uses AI to up the ante on selection tools.<p>Adobe continues its forward march in …

Tutorials

​Samsung launches 800GB Z-SSD for supercomputing

The new SZ985 SSD boasts a ultra-low latency of 16 microseconds.<p>Samsung Electronics has launched an 800GB solid state drive, the SZ985 Z-SSD, aimed …

Merging AI and human minds could make the workforce smarter

Given the promise of AI technology, it’s possible our world could one day mimic the storyline from <i>Blade Runner</i>. Last year, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, stated that “robots will be able to do everything better than us,” implying even CEOs like himself may be in danger of job loss.<p>However, …

Samsung unveils massive 800GB SSD for AI, supercomputing, IoT

The SZ985 Z-SSD is configured for the kind of big data processing necessary for next-gen machine learning efforts.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

Cognitive Computing

Speech Recognition Tech Falls Prey to Secret Messages

You hear one thing, but the computer hears another. What's going on here? Two researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have exploited …

Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries

Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers …

Can you outwit a hacker?

Sifting through your email messages to sort the legitimate from the malicious can require an overwhelming amount of time and energy. Busy IT departments may not have the scope and bandwidth to scrutinize a company’s entire email traffic. Yet, the infiltration of even one malicious email has the …

Cybersecurity

When you play this song backwards, you can hear Satan. Play it forwards, and it hijacks Siri, Alexa

Speech recognition systems seduced by masked messagesComputer science boffins affiliated with IBM and universities in China and the United States …

Hans Peter Luhn and the Birth of the Hashing Algorithm

The IBM engineer’s hashing algorithm gave computers a way to quickly search documents, DNA, and databases Photo: IBM Photo: IBM <b>Information Scientist:</b> …

Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

The brains of close friends react to the world in similar ways, so does this mean we form natural echo chambers?<p>You may have a lot of things in …