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Cepheus Takes on Texas Hold’em: Computer program teaches itself to compute winning moves

Cepheus Takes on Texas Hold’em: Computer program teaches itself to compute winning moves

Recently, researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada developed a program called Cepheus to defeat humans at Texas hold’em. Do you think you can out-bluff this virtual poker master?

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Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Researchers in electrical engineering and computer science have found that the familiar and unassuming smartphone is a potent weapon for hacking computer hard drives and servers.

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Quantum Cryptography: An Uncertain Future for Information Security

Quantum Cryptography: An Uncertain Future for Information Security

Recent cyber attacks have caused concern over the state of information security, but quantum key distribution promises to revolutionize public key cryptography and reconfigure the relationship between code-makers and code-breakers.

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Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.

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Why bother getting along:  Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Why bother getting along: Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Drawing from ideas sociology, psychology, economics, and biology, and utilizing tools from applied mathematics and computer science, Professor David Rand studies the basis of why organisms cooperate. The Yale Scientific Magazine speaks with Professor Rand to find out how he works, his other interests, and more.

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Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

The Hacking Health @ Yale event in October brought students and professionals together to produce solutions for current issues in healthcare.

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Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

As computers become more powerful, many scientists believe they will eventually outsmart humans. Nick Bostrom’s new book, Superintelligence, looks at the dangers inherent in creating ever-brainier machines, and at how we might survive them.

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Light and Truth: Photon Control for Quantum Computing

Light and Truth: Photon Control for Quantum Computing

Yale physicists have harvested and controlled light photons to serve as storage bits for quantum information.

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Archiving Data with the Language of Life: DNA as a Storage Medium

Archiving Data with the Language of Life: DNA as a Storage Medium

After brainstorming in a pub, researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute have developed a new way of storing digital information in DNA.

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The Next Era in Cyberwarfare

The Next Era in Cyberwarfare

Stuxnet was allegedly created by the US and Israeli governments in order to infiltrate and destroy computers within the Iranian nuclear program.

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