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    New Plasmonic Device to Help the Internet Keep Growing and Getting Faster

    Original @ Singularity Hub The volume of data shuttled around the internet is growing unchecked, placing ever greater burdens on our communication infrastructure. But a new device that takes advantage of the unusual properties of plasmons could tackle the problem by allowing data speeds in the hundreds of gigabits. The latest forecast by networking giant Cisco predicts that internet […] [...]

    Solution enables compact devices for telecommunications, security camera applications at even higher frequencies

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new manufacturing technology for the integration of very high-frequency terahertz systems. This enables the cost-effective development of telecommunications and imaging solutions and space instru… [...]

    An electronic health platform enabling clinical records to be exchanged between centres

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre has designed an e-health platform that standardises health information, thus making it compatible among different computing systems. It would allow clinical records to be exchan… [...]

    Research for global needs, present and future

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering New Research Reception gives alumni and the community an inside look at research and initiatives in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. [...]

    Surf’s up for startups at Web Summit 2017

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The next generation of Internet giants gather this week in Portugal for four days of tech-fuelled networking, nights out and—for the first time this year—surfing of the offline variety. [...]

    Workshop brings distinguished women to MIT to explore careers in academia

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Rising Stars Workshop offers researchers opportunities for networking, career advice, and sharing research results. [...]

    This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News University of Michigan (U-M) scientists have developed a voice-authentication system for reducing the risk of being spoofed when you use a biometric system to log into secure services or a voice assistant (such as Amazon Echo and Google Home). A hilarious example of spoofing a voice assistant happened during a Google commercial during the 2017 Super [...] [...]

    Collective Intelligence Is the Root of Human Progress

    Original @ Singularity Hub Many of us intuitively think about intelligence as an individual trait. As a society, we have a tendency to praise individual game-changers for accomplishments that would not be possible without their teams, often tens of thousands of people that work behind the scenes to make extraordinary things happen. Matt Ridley, best-selling author of multiple books, […] [...]

    Using ‘cooperative perception’ between intelligent vehicles to reduce risks

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have combined data from two autonomous cars to create a wider field of view, extended situational awareness, and greater safety. Autonomous vehicles get their intelligence from cameras, radar, light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors, and navigation and mapping systems. But there are ways to make them even [...] [...]

    People can correctly infer some personality traits from online profile

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Job-related social networking sites (such as LinkedIn) are often used by recruiters to find new employees, because the profiles on these sites contain information on people’s education level and work experience. Is it possible to also infer information… [...]