One of the hosts, a representative of the fictional Church of Wi-Fi, holds the 20-sided die that determines a computer

Defcon hacking challenge swings a sledgehammer at unlucky computers

It’s Saturday morning at Defcon, and eight players are racing to solve as many hacking challenges as they can within two hours. But the crowd at Caesars Palace isn’t here for that. They want to see someone’s computer get smashed. A player known only as ‘That Guy’ is the first unlucky contestant to get randomly […]

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Environmental impact of electric vehicles in China? It depends on how they are charged

Electric vehicles play a key role in China’s plan to improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions but, with the majority of China’s electricity still coming from coal-fired power plants, many question just how effective this strategy will be. Now, researchers from Harvard University and Tsinghua University in Beijing found that private electric vehicles in […]

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Modified ‘white graphene’ for eco-friendly energy

Scientists from TPU, Germany, and the United States have found a new way to functionalize a dielectric, otherwise known as ‘white graphene’, i.e. hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), without destroying it or changing its properties. Thanks to the new method, the researchers synthesized a ‘polymer nano carpet’ with strong covalent bond on the samples. Prof Raul […]

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Early Detection Of Epilepsy In Children Via Deep Learning Computer Science Technique

Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through “deep learning,” a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University. Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECT), one of the most frequent epilepsies, accounts for 15 […]

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