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Despite U.S. Pressure, Germany Refuses to Exclude Huawei's 5G Technology

2 hours 31 min ago

The race to build the next generation of super-fast mobile-data networks has begun in Germany, which started auctioning off its spectrum licenses for 5G on Tuesday.

The Computer Scientist Who Wants to Put a Name to Every Face in Civil War Photographs

3 hours 36 min ago

A researcher has combined crowdsourcing and facial recognition to produce online software that can help users identify unknown subjects in Civil War-era photos.

Racing Against China, U.S. Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer

3 hours 36 min ago

The U.S. Department of Energy has disclosed the details of its newest $500-million supercomputer.

Prisoners in England to Be Taught to Code

3 hours 36 min ago

The U.K. government will fund a program in which "carefully vetted" prisoners will be taught software coding.

U.S. Regulators Want Public's View on Cars with No Steering Wheel, Brake Pedals

3 hours 36 min ago

A U.S. regulator is asking for public comments on whether autonomous cars lacking steering wheels and brake pedals should be allowed on the nation’s streets.

The Best Image-Recognition AIs are Fooled by Slightly Rotated Images

3 hours 36 min ago

Artificial intelligence is much worse at identifying objects by sight than many people realize.

How Social Media's Business Model Helped the New Zealand Massacre Go Viral

4 hours 56 min ago

The ability of Internet users to spread a video of Friday's slaughter in New Zealand marked a triumph—however appalling—of human ingenuity over computerized systems designed to block troubling images of violence and hate.

A 'Halo Drive' Could Accelerate Interstellar Spacecraft to Close to the Speed of Light

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:06

Back in 2016, the physicist Stephen Hawking and the billionaire Yuri Milner unveiled a plan to travel to the stars. The so-called Breakthrough Starshot project is a $100 million program to develop and demonstrate the technologies necessary to visit a nearby star system.

NASA Mission Reveals Asteroid Has Big Surprises

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:38

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface.

UNSW, Sydney Uni Join Quantum Powers to Prove Qubit Theory

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00

Researchers in Australia are combining their quantum computing powers, uniting methods designed by researchers at each university to prove their feasibility.

Origami-Inspired Robot Gripper Grasps Objects Up to 120 Times Its Weight

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have designed a robot-mounted gripper that can lift items of various weights, shapes, and sizes.

Companies With Tech Expertise on the Board See Higher Revenue Growth, MIT Study Finds

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology found enterprises with technologists on their boards have superior revenue growth, return on assets, and market capitalization expansion, compared to others.

Welcome the Plants That Move on their Own

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:17

Exploring the potential of plant-robot hybrids that can produce architectural artifacts and living spaces.

Stanford Helped Pioneer Artificial Intelligence. Now the University Wants to Put Humans at Its Center.

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:45

A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence. Others at the university created some of the most significant applications of it, such as the first autonomous vehicle.

Why AI Is Still Terrible at Spotting Violence Online

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:49

Artificial intelligence can identify people in pictures, find the next TV series you should binge watch on Netflix, and even drive a car.

The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:37

Call it the Great Convergence of Creepiness. The first bit, the uncanny valley, we're all familiar with by now: If a humanoid robot looks super realistic, but not quite realistic enough, it freaks us out.

Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

Pressure from Congress and the Trump administration has forced top U.S. universities to refuse research funding from China's Huawei Technologies over national security issues.

Diversity in Tech: How One VC Firm Is Partnering With Historically Black Colleges to Address the Pipeline Issue

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

Unusual Ventures this summer will launch a program designed to increase the number of black students working in technical internships.

Locking More Than the Doors as Cars Become Computers on Wheels

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

Concern that cars could be hacked by criminals, terrorists, or even rogue governments has prompted a new era of security efforts within the auto industry.

Computer Kidney Could Provide Safer Tests for New Medications

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

The first computational model of the human kidney is enabling scientists to more deeply explore kidney function and how new medications may work.