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  • Self-Destructing Circuits and More Security Schemes February 28, 2024
    Last week at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), researchers introduced several technologies to fight even the sneakiest hack attacks. Engineers invented a way to detect a hacker placing a probe on the circuit board to attempt to read digital traffic in a computer. Other researchers invented new ways to obfuscate electromagnetic emissions radiating […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • Science Fiction Short: Hijack February 24, 2024
    Computers have grown more and more powerful over the decades by pushing the limits of how small their electronics can get. But just how big can a computer get? Could we turn a planet into a computer, and if so, what would we do with it? In considering such questions, we go beyond normal technological […]
    Karl Schroeder
  • Perplexity.ai Revamps Google SEO Model For LLM Era February 24, 2024
    ChatGPT’s release on 30 Nov. 2022 was met with much fanfare and plenty of pushback. It quickly became clear people wanted to ask AI the same questions they asked Google—and ChatGPT often wasn’t capable of an answer. The problems were numerous. ChatGPT’s replies were out of date, didn’t cite sources, and frequently hallucinated new and […]
    Matthew S. Smith
  • DVD’s New Cousin Can Store More Than a Petabit February 23, 2024
    A novel disc the size of a DVD can hold more than 1 million gigabits—roughly as much as is transmitted per second over the entire world’s Internet—by storing data in three dimensions as opposed to two, a new study finds.Optical discs such as CDs and DVDs encode data using a series of microscopic pits. These […]
    Charles Q. Choi
  • High-performance Data Acquisition for DFOS February 20, 2024
    Join us for an insightful webinar on high-speed data acquisition in the context of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) and learn more about the critical role that high-performance digitizers play in maximizing the potential of DFOS across diverse applications. The webinar is co-hosted by Professor Aldo Minardo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, who will speak […]
    Teledyne
  • Self-Destructing Circuits and More Security Schemes February 28, 2024
    Last week at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), researchers introduced several technologies to fight even the sneakiest hack attacks. Engineers invented a way to detect a hacker placing a probe on the circuit board to attempt to read digital traffic in a computer. Other researchers invented new ways to obfuscate electromagnetic emissions radiating […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • What is CMOS 2.0? February 26, 2024
    CMOS, the silicon logic technology behind decades and decades of smaller transistors and faster computers, is entering a new phase. CMOS uses two types of transistors in pairs to limit a circuit’s power consumption. In this new phase, “CMOS 2.0,” that part’s not going to change, but how processors and other complex CMOS chips are […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • 3D Chip Tech Is Key to Meta’s AR Goals February 21, 2024
    There are many constraints on the design of augmented-reality systems. Not the least of which is that “you have to look presentable when you’re walking around,” Meta research scientist Tony Wu told engineers Tuesday at the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). “You can’t have a shoebox on your face all the time.”An AR […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • A Peek at Intel’s Future Foundry Tech February 21, 2024
    In an exclusive interview ahead of an invite-only event today in San Jose, Intel outlined new chip technologies it will offer its foundry customers by sharing a glimpse into its future data-center processors. The advances include more dense logic and a 16-fold increase in the connectivity within 3D-stacked chips, and they will be among the […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • Open-Source Security Chip Released February 14, 2024
    The first commercial silicon chip that includes open-source, built-in hardware security was announced today by the OpenTitan coalition.This milestone represents another step in the growth of the open hardware movement. Open hardware has been gaining steam since the development of the popular open-source processor architecture RISC-V.RISC-V gives an openly available prescription for how a computer […]
    Dina Genkina
  • Satellite communications for safer and greener aviation January 26, 2024
    The first commercial flights of a programme that uses Iris satellite technology to help modernise air traffic management and reduce carbon emissions have taken place.
  • Demonstrating connectivity’s latest technologies December 14, 2023
    A satellite has been launched that will demonstrate the latest technologies for connectivity and for Earth observation. The ALISIO-1 satellite was developed under an ESA Pioneer Partnership Project with satellite manufacturer and operator Open Cosmos, based at Harwell in the UK.
  • Unlocking the connectivity of 5G/6G satellite telecommunications systems November 29, 2023
    ESA is helping to unlock next-generation space connectivity to support communication everywhere and anywhere through the advancement of a new software platform from Aalyria, an innovative young company.
  • Collaboration is key to providing security during crises November 24, 2023
    Representatives of the space industry came together with individuals from ESA member states, user communities and academia on 22-23 November to discuss how space data are being made more secure and accessible in response to an increasing number of crisis situations, such as climate-change related natural disasters.
  • HummingSat: a new chapter in space innovation unveiled November 24, 2023
    ESA and SWISSto12, a leading manufacturer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, have signed a contract for the full development of a new product line of satellites called HummingSat.
  • NASA Grants to Engage Students in Quiet Supersonic Community Overflight February 27, 2024
    NASA has issued new grants to five universities to help develop education plans for the community overflight phase of the agency’s Quesst mission, which aims to demonstrate the possibility of supersonic flight without the typical loud sonic booms. The new grants, from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, will provide each university team with $40,000 to […]
    Lauren E. Low
  • Former Student Launch Competitor Turns Experience into NASA Engineering Career February 27, 2024
    By Jessica Barnett Sometimes, all it takes is a few years and the right people to completely change a person’s career trajectory. One such example is Meredith Patterson, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, who went from knowing little to nothing about rockets to being part of the team […]
    Beth Ridgeway
  • Math, Mentorship, Motherhood: Behind the Scenes with NASA Engineers February 22, 2024
    Engineering is a huge field with endless applications. From aerospace to ergonomics, engineers play an important role in designing, building, and testing technologies all around us. We asked three engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to share their experiences, from early challenges they faced in their careers to the day-to-day of […]
    Arezu Sarvestani
  • Enhancing Engagement: Strategies for STEM Professionals to Encourage Youth to Consider STEM Careers February 21, 2024
    Check out the latest from the NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) NASA Science Activation project team! Led by Twin Cities PBS in St. Paul, MN, NIFTY is committed to broadening youth participation in STEM studies by providing opportunities for youth to interact with and learn from NASA STEM professionals. Building on initiatives like […]
  • Northern Maine Educators Prepare for Totality! February 15, 2024
    More than 70 teachers, librarians, and informal educators from Aroostook County, Maine gathered to exchange ideas and make plans in preparation for celebrating the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Sponsored by the NASA Science Activation project Learning Ecosystems Northeast (LENE) and organized/hosted by Francis Malcolm Science Center (FMSC) in Easton, ME, these […]
  • Qualcomm’s Newest Chip Brings AI to Wi-Fi February 27, 2024
    Wireless spectrum is always at a premium—if you’ve ever tried to connect to Wi-Fi in a crowded airport or stadium, you know the pain that comes from crowded spectrum use. That’s why the industry continues to tinker with ways to get the most out of available spectrum. The latest example: Qualcomm’s FastConnect 7900 chip, which […]
    Michael Koziol
  • AI Spam Threatens the Internet—AI Can Also Protect It February 26, 2024
    2023 wasn’t a great year for AI detectors. Leaders like GPTZero surged in popularity but faced a backlash as false positives led to incorrect accusations. Then OpenAI quietly tossed ice-cold water on the idea with an FAQ to answer whether AI detectors work. The verdict? “No, not in our experience.”OpenAI’s conclusion was correct—at the time. […]
    Matthew S. Smith
  • High-performance Data Acquisition for DFOS February 20, 2024
    Join us for an insightful webinar on high-speed data acquisition in the context of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) and learn more about the critical role that high-performance digitizers play in maximizing the potential of DFOS across diverse applications. The webinar is co-hosted by Professor Aldo Minardo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, who will speak […]
    Teledyne
  • Sensor Scavenges Energy From Wire’s Magnetic Field February 15, 2024
    This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore.Carmakers can lose as much as US $22,000 per minute when manufacturing lines go down. Internet of things (IoT) devices could help with that by detecting equipment problems before they happen, drastically lowering maintenance costs. But supplying these devices with […]
    Tammy Xu
  • Open-Source Security Chip Released February 14, 2024
    The first commercial silicon chip that includes open-source, built-in hardware security was announced today by the OpenTitan coalition.This milestone represents another step in the growth of the open hardware movement. Open hardware has been gaining steam since the development of the popular open-source processor architecture RISC-V.RISC-V gives an openly available prescription for how a computer […]
    Dina Genkina