Data Sharing Defined—Really!

A clear and comprehensive policy framework is needed to make data sharing more useful, robust, and efficient. Based on decades of experience as a CIO in the healthcare sector, the author recommends ways to address various existing privacy, reliability, interoperability, security, and trust challenges. Source: New feed

Getting EUV Ready for 2020

Fixes to chemistry and design needed to extend lithography cost savings, according to Imec analysis Image: Imec Extreme-ultraviolet lithography looks ready for its debut later this year, making it easier to build huge numbers of chips with even more huge numbers of the tiniest circuits you can buy. But will…

Finally, a Likely Explanation for the “Sonic Weapon” Used at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Researchers say bad engineering, not a deliberate attack, may be to blame Photo: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters Photo: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters Sonic Mystery: At least 24 employees of the U.S. embassy in Cuba heard high-pitched sounds between December 2016 and August 2017, and suffered injuries thought to be related to the noise. Last August,…

Mobile World Congress 2018: You Can’t Teach an AI to Run a Telecom Network—Yet

At Mobile World Congress, telecom companies are only scratching the surface of machine learning Illustration: iStockphoto In a stifling room at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday, Chris Reece discussed what artificial intelligence could do for the telecommunications industry. Reece, a technologist for Award Solutions, explained that AI, which…

Mozilla and the NSF Hand Out $400,000 in Prize Money for First Phase of Wireless Innovation Challenge

Keychains that can network themselves for disaster response and wireless broadband relays connecting underserved neighborhoods win top honors Image: Paper & Equator Last year, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation offered $2 million in prize money for two types of technology: one designed to connect the currently unserved (or underserved) populations to…