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How algorithms run the world behind the scenes

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used...

How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most people to create an office space of their own – whether by devoting a room in our homes...

Could Schrödinger’s cat exist in real life? Our research may soon provide the answer

Have you ever been in more than one place at the same time? If you’re much bigger than an atom, the answer will be...

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia...

‘I choose to be a cyborg’: Why I implanted computer chips in my hands

I have computer chips in my hands. The tiny (two millimetre by 12 millimetre) glass ampules are nestled just under the skin on the back...

Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly still required

You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample: "I know that my brain is not a...

High-tech plan to extinguish wildfires in an hour is as challenging as it sounds

The philanthropic foundation of mining billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has unveiled a plan to transform how Australia responds to bushfires. The Fire Shield project aims...

Time to stop networks running on sugar

You are the lead network engineer working a weekend upgrade. It's 1am on a Sunday morning.  You are at the network colocation site. You...

Universities are a juicy prize for cyber criminals. Here are five ways to improve their defences

Universities worldwide are a growing target for hackers. A July 2020 report by cybersecurity company Redscan found more than 50% of UK universities recorded a data...

Printed circuits turn paper into a self-powered keyboard

A simple printing process can turn any paper or cardboard packaging into a keyboard, keypad, or other easy-to-use human-machine interface, researchers report. They say their...

Neuralink put a chip in Gertrude the pig’s brain. It might be useful one day

Neuralink has created an implant device that can deliver brain recordings to a computer in real time while the brain’s owner is moving around and interacting with the world

There But Not There: Phishing Emails Using Invisible Text

In April, as many workers were still adjusting to remote work and distracted by the upheaval in their lives, a new phishing threat popped up

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How algorithms run the world behind the scenes

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used...

How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most people to create an office space of their own – whether by devoting a room in our homes...

Could Schrödinger’s cat exist in real life? Our research may soon provide the answer

Have you ever been in more than one place at the same time? If you’re much bigger than an atom, the answer will be...