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Russian hackers tried to bring down Ukraine's power grid to aid invasion

Russian hackers tried to bring down Ukraine’s power grid to aid invasion

The document, written by the state-run Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), describes “at least two successful attack attempts,” one of which began on March 19, just days after Ukraine joined the European power grid. in an effort to end dependence on Russia. Successful or not, the cyber attacks on Ukraine’s power grid represent a …

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Inside the fierce, messy battle over "healthy" sugar technology

Inside the fierce, messy battle over “healthy” sugar technology

Tagatose, a “rare sugar,” is almost as sweet as table sugar, but has about half the calories.PUBCHEM Prior to that email, Rogers had suggested splitting CFB so that Zhang would abandon his sci-fi biobattery and sugar-to-hydrogen concepts, while Rogers would commercialize the rarer sugars on a shorter notice. Zhang rejected the idea, and to no …

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How AI is powering the future of financial services

How AI is powering the future of financial services

Sameena Shah, General Manager, JPMorgan AI Research, JPMorgan Chase Sameena Shah is a Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital & Platform Services, where she and the team across the company work to create artificial intelligence technologies for business transformation and growth. She is a highly talented leader with over 20 years of educational and …

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The Download: How a Zambian Mortuary Exposes the Real Covid Toll in Africa

The Download: How a Zambian Mortuary Exposes the Real Covid Toll in Africa

This is today’s edition of The Download† our weekday newsletter that gives a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How a Zambian morgue exposes the real covid toll in Africa The morgue of Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH), near the center of Zambia’s capital, is not the most pleasant place …

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How a Zambian morgue exposes the real covid toll in Africa

How a Zambian morgue exposes the real covid toll in Africa

Still, as a rare attempt to research Africa’s death toll with clinical data, the BU team’s work has had a significant impact, outside experts say. Before his first paper, says Watson, who has worked on several studies related to Covid-19 in a low-income environment, there was a “fairly equal balance” within academia among those who …

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Deception, Exploited Employees, and Free Money: How Worldcoin Recruited Its First Half Million Test Users

Deception, Exploited Employees, and Free Money: How Worldcoin Recruited Its First Half Million Test Users

In the end, it was something Blania casually said during our interview in early March that helped us finally understand Worldcoin. “We’ll have privacy experts take our systems apart again and again before we actually deploy them on a large scale,” he said, answering a question about last fall’s privacy-related backlash. Blania had just shared …

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This riding astronaut is a milestone in AI's ability to understand the world

This riding astronaut is a milestone in AI’s ability to understand the world

Consider becoming a subscriber to support MIT Technology Review journalism† Diffusion models are trained on images that are completely distorted with random pixels. They learn to convert these images back into their original form. In DALL-E 2 there are no existing images. So the diffusion model takes the random pixels and, guided by CLIP, converts …

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A battle is raging over long-term covid in children

A battle is raging over long-term covid in children

Children develop many other difficult-to-define syndromes after covid. Fatigue is common. Some children may have a cough or sore throat for months. Others take months to recover their sense of taste and smell. Some are too weak to attend school or have signs of heart damage, others have seizures and blackouts. Symptoms may temporarily disappear …

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The creator of the CRISPR Babies has been released from a Chinese prison

The creator of the CRISPR Babies has been released from a Chinese prison

His team at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen used CRISPR, the versatile genetic engineering tool, to alter the girls’ DNA so that they would be resistant to HIV infection. It is unclear whether he has plans to return to scientific research in China or another country. People who know him have …

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