Engineers achieve breakthrough in quantum sensing

A collaborative project led by Professor Zhiqin Chu, Professor Can Li and Professor Ngai Wong, at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has made a breakthrough in enhancing the speed and resolution of widefield quantum sensing, leading to new opportunities in scientific research and practical applications. By […]

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Kotaku’s Essential Guide To Helldivers 2

Graphic: Images: Arrowhead Games / Kotaku, Arrowhead Game Studios, Arrowhead Game Studios / Kotaku, Arrowhead Game Studios Available exclusively on PlayStation 5 and PC, Helldivers 2 from Arrowhead Game Studios feels like a 2000s-era throwback in the best possible way. Whether you’ve been playing since day one or are curious what all the fuss is […]

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Engineers use AI to wrangle fusion power for the grid

In the blink of an eye, the unruly, superheated plasma that drives a fusion reaction can lose its stability and escape the strong magnetic fields confining it within the donut-shaped fusion reactor. These getaways frequently spell the end of the reaction, posing a core challenge to developing fusion as a non-polluting, virtually limitless energy source. […]

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Time watching videos may stunt toddler language development, but it depends on why they’re watching

A new study from SMU psychologist Sarah Kucker and colleagues reveals that passive video use among toddlers can negatively affect language development, but their caregiver’s motivations for exposing them to digital media could also lessen the impact. Results show that children between the ages of 17 and 30 months spend an average of nearly two […]

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Accelerating the discovery of single-molecule magnets with deep learning

Synthesizing or studying certain materials in a laboratory setting often poses challenges due to safety concerns, impractical experimental conditions, or cost constraints. In response, scientists are increasingly turning to deep learning methods which involve developing and training machine learning models to recognize patterns and relationships in data that include information about material properties, compositions, and […]

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Kotaku’s Essential Guide To Persona 3 Reload

Graphic: Images: Atlus / Kotaku, Atlus / Kotaku, Atlus / Kotaku, Atlus / Kotaku Fans of sprawling RPGs with intricate plots and ensemble casts sure have been eating good the first couple months of 2024. Late January saw the release of RGG Studio’s bodacious Hawaiian-style adventure, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth. The end of February […]

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When cloud AI lands you in court

It’s clear that AI, including generative AI, will be tested in the courts. Cloud and AI architects must practice defensive design and governance to stay out of trouble. In a recent legal ruling against Air Canada in a small claims court, the airline lost because its AI-powered chatbot provided incorrect information about bereavement fares. The […]

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Method identified to double computer processing speeds

Imagine doubling the processing power of your smartphone, tablet, personal computer, or server using the existing hardware already in these devices. Hung-Wei Tseng, a UC Riverside associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has laid out a paradigm shift in computer architecture to do just that in a recent paper titled, “Simultaneous and Heterogeneous Multithreading.” […]

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GitHub Copilot makes insecure code even less secure, Snyk says

Developer security firm warns that Copilot and other AI-powered coding assistants may replicate security vulnerabilities already present in the user’s codebase. Alengo GitHub’s AI-powered coding assistant, GitHub Copilot, may suggest insecure code when the user’s existing codebase contains security issues, according to developer security company Snyk. GitHub Copilot can replicate existing security issues in code, […]

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Cloud and AI apps take center stage in .NET 9

A first preview release of the next .NET sets the scene for a year of platform development focused on cloud-native and AI-powered applications. Pavel L Photo and Video / Shutterstock Just three months into the tenure of .NET 8, it’s already time for Microsoft and the .NET Foundation to start laying out their plans for […]

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