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Rush to Contact-Tracing Apps Expose Conflict Between Data Privacy and Public Health

Contact-tracing apps designed to track populations during the COVID-19 pandemic are raising red flags around data privacy. It has unveiled a clash between the need to protect privacy and the need to protect public health.  While these apps may help health officials contain the virus, ...
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Honor Among Thieves: Ethical Hacking

This is a sponsored post from Digi-Key. Written by S. Himmelstein. The relatively new threat associated with hacking conjures visions of cyber attacks resulting in data loss or manipulation, identity theft, financial damage, and other adverse impacts. However, the same skills and tools used by ...
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The Finite Element Method Continues to Drive Innovation in Photonics

The optics and photonics fields are creating groundbreaking applications for astronomy, telecommunications, sensing, chemistry, biomedical research & development.
Recently, researchers from Pennsylvania State University demonstrated how metasurfaces with unparalleled controllability of light may be able to transform traditional optics. To do so, they used a ...
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Scientists Make Major Breakthroughs in Solar and Battery Technology 

As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down cities around the world, and major transportation systems slowed to a crawl, pollution levels plummeted by around 50% in Delhi, India, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The researchers found an 8% increase in ...
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U.N. Announces New Cyber Security Regulation for Connected Vehicles

A new United Nations regulation will soon require vehicle makers in jurisdictions in Japan, South Korea, and the European Union to secure connected vehicles from cyber security threats. In June, 53 countries adopted an agreement that requires national regulators to guarantee vehicles are adequately protected ...
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Four Easy, Fun Ways to Improve Your English Speaking Skills

Is your lack of English proficiency holding back your career prospects? Increasingly, organizations see English fluency as an essential skill for technical professionals. This is especially important in the modern workplace as more and more technical professionals work in global teams. Today’s technical organizations expect ...
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During a Crisis, Can AI Systems Be Designed Both Quickly and Ethically?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to save thousands of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. However,  rapid deployment of these systems, such as the use of apps that combine AI with blockchain to track COVID-19 cases, can pose substantial risks to privacy, according to a ...
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Five Tips For Getting The Most Out of Professional Development

The technological workforce is constantly evolving. To keep pace, today’s technical professionals need to regularly upskill through continuing professional education. “As we enter a future where skills are changing at an accelerated pace, upskilling becomes crucial to staying job-relevant,” Raghav Gupta, managing director of India ...
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A Clean Energy Supply and Demand Solution for Smart Grids

Around the globe, utility companies are investing in smart grid projects. According to the research firm Guidehouse Insights, utilities are anticipated to grow their smart grid capacity by nearly 20% per year over the next decade.  Despite shutdowns due to the coronavirus-related closures, smart grid ...
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