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New IBM and Intel Blockchain Security Feature Targets 5G Auctions

A new security feature developed by IBM and Intel extends blockchain capabilities and helps increase trust in high-stakes markets such as wireless spectrum auctions. As telecom companies start rolling out the fifth generation of wireless networks, the term 5G is becoming omnipresent in the news linking it to the prospect of higher data transfer speeds. […]

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Take the Whisky test: How IBM tech can help root out fake Scotch

With the festive season just days away, it’s not just turkey and cranberry sauce flying off the supermarket shelves. It’s also champagne, wine, gin… and, of course, whisky. And it better be genuine. IBM researchers are working on technologies to help you make sure the whisky you buy is indeed what it says on the […]

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Speculator : A Microscope for Spectre-like Attacks

Ever since the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown at the beginning of 2018, my team at IBM Research – Zurich and I have been focusing very closely on the study of transient execution attacks. Beginning that journey, we quickly realized that in order to study transient execution attacks, we first needed to observe and understand […]

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Crypto anchors and blockchain: a strong alliance against supply chain fraud

If you are a wine collector, chances are your vintage bottle doesn’t contain the rare, expensive wine it is supposed to. The same goes with consumers of extra virgin olive oil or expensive brands of whiskey. While counterfeits of luxury goods are a nuisance and can cause sizable economic loss, there are even worse sorts […]

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IBM Brings AI Retrosynthetic Analysis to the Cloud

IBM researchers are extending IBM RXN for Chemistry, a cloud-based app that takes the idea of relating organic chemistry to a language, by training the model to determine the chemicals needed to create a target molecule.

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World’s smallest DRAM cell promises low-power memory in future mobile devices

In a new paper published in Nature Electronics, IBM researchers demonstrate the smallest ever built DRAM memory cell, fifty years after its invention. The new DRAM cells feature potentially low power consumption and an unprecedented small footprint. They could be therefore particularly appealing for implementation in mobile devices or as cache memory.

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World’s First Quantum Computing Safe Tape Drive

Ten months ago we assembled a team from IBM Research in Switzerland and IBM tape developers based in Tucson, Arizona, to try to build something which has never been built before to address a risk that may not materialize for another decade or more. As you can tell, we love a good challenge.

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Making and Imaging Cyclocarbon

Scientists have stabilized and imaged a ring of 18 carbon atoms for the first time.

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Novel AI tools to accelerate cancer research

At the 18th European Conference on Computational Biology and the 27th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, IBM will present significant, novel research that led to the implementation of three machine learning solutions aimed at accelerating and guiding cancer research.

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Quantitative Immunohistochemistry: Adding new sight to a historic technique

Using microfluidic probe, IBM scientists perform microscale IHC on tissue sections with a gradient of incubation times for the primary antibody.

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Linear-Complexity Earth Mover’s Distance Approximations for Efficient Similarity Search

The Earth Mover’s Distance is a highly discriminative metric for measuring distance between probability distributions that has been applied successfully in various fields.

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