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Chip Developed by Brazilian Researchers Will Be Linchpin of LHC Upgrade

7 hours 51 min ago

Researchers in Brazil have designed a chip to upgrade the detection system in the Large Hadron Collider's A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE).

Andrea Goldsmith Receives ACM Athena Lecturer Award

7 hours 51 min ago

Stanford University professor Andrea Goldsmith has received the ACM Athena Lecturer Award.

New Algorithm Locates Fake Users on Social Networks

7 hours 51 min ago

Researchers have created a generic method to detect fake accounts on most social networks.

FlyJacket Lets You Control a Drone With Your Body

7 hours 51 min ago

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has developed an intuitive, wearable drone control system.

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture

7 hours 51 min ago

Researchers have programmed a robot to assemble an Ikea chair.

'One Has This Feeling of Having Contributed to Something That’s Gone Very Wrong'

9 hours 57 min ago

A conversation with virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier on Silicon Valley's politics, being quoted by Mark Zuckerberg, and what went wrong with the Internet.

Cerf, Kahn Among 8 Recognized with Franklin Institute Awards

10 hours 17 min ago

Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf are among the award recipients, "for enabling the Internet by developing TCP/IP."

How to Blow Up a Star

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:22

After spending three months trying to blow up a star, Hans-Thomas Janka and his team finally saw what they had been waiting for.

Moscow State University Team Wins World Finals of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:11

University teams from Beijing and Tokyo also were recognized with gold medals.

Machine Learning's 'Amazing' Ability to Predict Chaos

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:56

Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the "butterfly effect" makes long-term prediction impossible.

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Speed Discovery of Metallic Glass

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00

Researchers used artificial intelligence to discover and improve metallic glass faster and less expensively than previous methods.

Weird Quantum Physics Is Key to Keeping Your Credit Card Safe

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00

Researchers used quantum mechanics to develop a new method for generating random numbers to help shield sensitive information from eavesdropping.

Google Offers New Way to Discover Books, Fun Way to Play With Words

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00

Google recently launched a website to demonstrate the company's progress in semantic search.

Invertebrates Inspire First Fully 3D Printed Active Materials for Robots

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00

Researchers say they have developed the first fully three-dimensionally-printed dielectric elastomer actuators to perform high bending motion.

Who Wrote This?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:37

The creators of malicious code could be unmasked by a machine learning de-anonymizer.

How 'Ninja Polymers' Are Fighting Killer Superbugs

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:19

In Ridley Scott's seminal blockbuster Blade Runner, humanity has harnessed bio-engineering to create a race of replicants that look, act and sound human—but are made entirely from synthetic material.

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:39

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.

OLPC’s $100 Laptop was Going to Change the World — Then it All Went Wrong

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:46

It was supposed to be the laptop that saved the world.

Fight for Tech Supremacy Intensifies as U.S. Takes Aim at Chinese Companies

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:18

The United States undercut China's technology ambitions on Tuesday, advancing a new rule that would limit the ability of Chinese telecommunications companies to sell their products in this country.

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:03

Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company's software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What unlikely feats could be next?