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Tech Xplore / World-first 'Cybercrime Index' ranks countries by cybercrime threat level

Following three years of intensive research, an international team of researchers have compiled the first ever "World Cybercrime Index," which identifies the globe's key cybercrime hotspots by ranking the most significant ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Security
Tech Xplore / AI-powered 'sonar' on smartglasses tracks gaze, facial expressions

Cornell University researchers have developed two technologies that track a person's gaze and facial expressions through sonar-like sensing. The technology is small enough to fit on commercial smartglasses or virtual reality ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Hi Tech & Innovation
Tech Xplore / With inspiration from Tetris, researchers develop a better radiation detector

The spread of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in 2011 and the ongoing threat of a possible release of radiation from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex in the Ukrainian war zone ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / AI chatbots share some human biases, researchers find

As artificial intelligence gets better at giving humans what they want, it also could get better at giving malicious humans what they want.

Apr 10, 2024 in Machine learning & AI
Tech Xplore / Researchers find a faster, better way to prevent an AI chatbot from giving toxic responses

A user could ask ChatGPT to write a computer program or summarize an article, and the AI chatbot would likely be able to generate useful code or write a cogent synopsis. However, someone could also ask for instructions to ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Security
Tech Xplore / Waterproof 'e-glove' could help scuba divers communicate

When scuba divers need to say "I'm okay" or "Shark!" to their dive partners, they use hand signals to communicate visually. But sometimes these movements are difficult to see.

Tech Xplore / Perovskite LEDs for next-generation digital displays can detect fingerprints, changing light conditions and more

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a digital display screen where the LEDs themselves react to touch, light, fingerprints and the user's pulse, among other things. Their results, published in Nature ...

Tech Xplore / Why won't some people use a smartphone? And is that difficult?

In a world where more and more services and social interaction are based on mobile apps, a smartphone has become close to a necessity. Despite this, some people avoid smartphones and instead use a dumbphone—a traditional ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Exceptional oxide ion conductivity at lower temperatures offers potential solution for solid-state fuel cells

Oxide ion conductors used in solid-state fuel cells often fail to reach full potential when operating at temperatures below 500 oC, but researchers from Tokyo Tech have recently found a solution to this problem. They demonstrated ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Engineering students convert old truck to an electrical vehicle

Four teams of Rice University engineering students converted a 1997 Chevy P30 delivery van into a fully electric vehicle in less than a year, using a combination of parts scavenged from out-of-use vehicles, custom-built elements ...

Apr 10, 2024 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / A miniaturized vision-based tactile sensor based on fiber optic bundles

Researchers at Meta AI, Stanford University, Technische, Universität Dresden and the German Cancer Research Center (DFKZ) recently developed DIGIT Pinki, a miniature-sized sensor that can detect tactile information. This ...

Apr 9, 2024 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Apple claims its new AI outperforms GPT-4 on some tasks by including on-screen content and background context

A team of AI researchers at Apple claims that their AI system, Reference Resolution As Language Modeling (ReALM), can outperform GPT-4 on some kinds of queries. They have published a paper on the arXiv preprint server describing ...

Apr 9, 2024 in Business