Scientists uncover quantum-inspired vulnerabilities in neural networks

(A) Illustrates the final training output of the network, highlighting the areas of class prediction. Shaded regions demarcate these areas, with individual point colors indicating the true labels of the corresponding test samples, demonstrating a general alignment between the network’s predictions and actual classifications. In (B), all test samples were subjected to gradient-based attacks, causing […]

Controlling chaos using edge computing hardware: Digital twin models promise advances in computing

NG-RC based nonlinear controller realized on edge computing hardware. (top) Learning phase. (top) Learning phase. A field programmable gate array (FPGA) applies perturbations (red) to a chaotic circuit and the perturbed dynamics of the circuit (blue) are measured by a sensor (analog-to-digital converters). The temporal evolution of the perturbations and responses are transferred to a […]

First transatlantic sustainable aviation fuel flight saved 95 metric tons of CO₂, results show

Graphical abstract. Credit: Environmental Science & Technology (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.2c05781 Findings from the Virgin Atlantic-led Flight100 project, which involved a consortium of experts from Imperial College London, University of Sheffield, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BP, and others, show that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is safe to use with existing infrastructure and can deliver significant reductions in CO2 […]

How Duluth, Minnesota, is preparing for the EV future

An electric vehicle charger stands ready in Duluth, Minnesota. Credit: Lora Wedge, Ecolibrium3 Nearly 33 million electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide—that is the number of vehicles the United States should be prepared to support through a national charging network by the year 2030, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimated in a recent study. […]

Degradation-adaptive neural network for jointly single image dehazing and desnowing

Schematic overview of the proposed degradation adaptive neural network. Credit: Frontiers of Computer Science (2024). DOI: 10.1007/s11704-023-2764-y In harsh winter scenes, the captured images often suffer from haze and snow degradations simultaneously, which significantly affect the performance of high-level computer vision tasks. Most existing restoration methods are either specialized to address only one type of […]

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TikTok Influencer Accused of Selling Fake Ozempic and Other Weight Loss Drugs

Share on PinterestA TikTok influencer is being charged with illegally dispensing misbranded Ozempic and other weight loss medications through social media that have caused “life threatening” injuries to buyers. Olena Malik/Getty Images A New York TikTok influencer is being charged with illegally dispensing misbrandedOzempic and other weight loss medications through social media. Buyers of the […]

Manganese sprinkled with iridium reduces need for rare metal without altering rate of green hydrogen production

Scanning electon microscope image of the sunthesized iridium oxide (D) and scanning translission electron microscope images of the iridium (bright spots) dispersed on manganese oxide electrodeposided on a corrosion-resistant platinum-coated titanium mesh (E,F,G). Credit: RIKEN As the world is transitioning from a fossil fuel-based energy economy, many are betting on hydrogen to become the dominant […]

Prototype browser extension adds Wikipedia-like citations on YouTube to curb misinformation

Citations added by study participants on a controversial video, shown in Viblio’s timeline-view. Credit: arXiv (2024). DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2402.17218 While Google has long been synonymous with search, people are increasingly seeking information directly through video platforms such as YouTube. Videos can be dense with information: text, audio, and image after image. Yet, each of these layers […]

New tool pinpoints security fixes in open-source software updates

63.1% of GHSA security advisories are missing their patch link based on a snapshot taken through 2022. Credit: arXiv (2023). DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2311.01532 Researchers have demonstrated a new tool that analyzes open-source software updates to specify which sections of code are being modified to address recently identified security vulnerabilities. The tool, called VFCFinder, should make it […]

Deep learning empowers reconfigurable intelligent surfaces in terahertz communication

A: Indoor user equipment receiving signals from the base station (BS) via a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) on a building window. B: Hardware architectures at the base station, reconfigurable intelligent surface, and user equipment. Credit: Yang Wang et al. The escalating demand for wireless data traffic, driven by the proliferation of internet-of-things devices and broadband […]

A better way to control shape-shifting soft robots

Reconfigurable soft robots. In this paper, we address challenges in controlling reconfigurable—or shape-shifting—robots, who can change their morphology to accomplish desired tasks. The figure illustrates a task where a circular robot needs to alter its body shape to fit within a confined chamber to manipulate the square cargo to the target point (right). We introduce […]

Opinion: OpenAI’s content deal with Financial Times is an attempt to avoid legal challenges—and an AI ‘data apocalypse’

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain OpenAI’s new “strategic partnership” and licensing agreement with the Financial Times (FT) follows similar deals between the US tech company and publishers such as Associated Press, German media giant Axel Springer and French newspaper Le Monde. OpenAI will license the FT’s content to use as training data for its products, including […]

Why US offshore wind energy is struggling—the good, the bad and the opportunity

Continental shelf areas leased for wind power development along the Atlantic coast. Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior, 2024 America’s first large-scale offshore wind farms began sending power to the Northeast in early 2024, but a wave of wind farm project cancellations and rising costs have left many people with doubts about the industry’s future […]

Robotic system feeds people with severe mobility limitations

A robotic system developed by Cornell researchers feeds a student participant during a lab demonstration. Credit: Cornell University Cornell researchers have developed a robotic feeding system that uses computer vision, machine learning and multimodal sensing to safely feed people with severe mobility limitations, including those with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. “Feeding […]

Microsoft’s Xbox is planning more cuts after studio closings

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The sudden closure of several video-game studios at Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox division was the result of a widespread cost-cutting initiative that still isn’t finished. Xbox has begun offering voluntary severance agreements to producers, quality assurance testers and other staff at ZeniMax, which it purchased in 2020 for $7.5 billion, according to […]

TikTok to start labeling AI-generated content as technology becomes more universal

The TikTok logo is displayed on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen, Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. TikTok will begin labeling content created using artificial intelligence when it’s uploaded from certain platforms. TikTok says its efforts are an attempt to combat misinformation from being spread on its social media platform. The announcement […]

US forges new ‘battery belt’ in hopes of electric future

EV fast-charger manufacturer Kempower is investing around $40 million in North Carolina, with a facility in Durham. Growing up, Devante Cuthbertson assumed he might have to leave his North Carolina hometown to pursue a career, but a new multi-billion-dollar Toyota battery plant is offering him a reason to stay put. The 28-year-old from Greensboro is […]

iPad ‘Crush’ ad causes uproar amid AI anxiety

Credit: Apple An ad for the new iPad Pro caused an uproar Wednesday for showing an industrial-sized hydraulic press crushing objects linked to human creativity—such as a record player and trumpet—into a sleek tablet. Social media users immediately criticized the ad, which was posted on X by Apple CEO Tim Cook, as painfully tone-deaf at […]

US revokes some licenses for exports to China’s Huawei

The US Commerce Department confirmed that it has revoked some licenses allowing companies to ship tech to sanctioned Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The United States has revoked some export licenses that allowed companies such as US chip firm Qualcomm to supply Chinese tech giant Huawei, the Commerce Department confirmed on Wednesday. The move adds pressure […]

New study finds AI-generated empathy has its limits

Credit: AI-generated image Conversational agents (CAs) such as Alexa and Siri are designed to answer questions, offer suggestions—and even display empathy. However, new research finds they do poorly compared to humans when interpreting and exploring a user’s experience. CAs are powered by large language models (LLMs) that ingest massive amounts of human-produced data, and thus […]

Airbnb shares slide on lower revenue forecast despite a doubling of net income

The Airbnb app icon is seen on an iPad screen on May 8, 2021, in Washington. Airbnb reports earnings on Wednesday, April 8, 2024. Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File Airbnb’s profit more than doubled last quarter, but management’s disappointing revenue forecast sparked a roughly 7% drop fort its stock in after-market trading Wednesday. The San […]

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‘Ozempic Breasts’ Side Effect Reported by People Taking Weight Loss Drugs

Share on PinterestPeople taking GLP-1 weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are reporting unexpected changes in the size and shape of their breasts. FG Trade/Getty Images “Ozempic breasts” is the latest reported side effect of GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Zepbound. The term is being used to refer to unexpected changes in […]

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