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Sensor Cited as Potential Factor in Boeing Crashes Draws Scrutiny

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

Sensors Boeing was ordered to replace following the near-crash of an Airbus A321 in 2014 are drawing fresh scrutiny after two recent Boeing 737 disasters.

Chinese Children Take to Coding Amid Country's Lofty Goals in AI

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00

China's ambitions to become unparalleled in artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies are reflected in Chinese children's increasing enrollment in coding classes.

Facial Recognition's 'Dirty Little Secret': Millions of Online Photos Scraped Without Consent

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00

Legal experts warn people's online photos are being used without permission to power facial-recognition technology that could eventually be used for surveillance.

Drones That Perch Like Birds Could Go on Much Longer Flights

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00

Yale University researchers have designed an observational drone that can perch like a bird to save energy.

Squeezing More Data Through Less Fiber

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have developed transmitting and receiving equipment that could squeeze 26.2 terabits per second through the MAREA cable.

Facebook's Daylong Malfunction Is Reminder of Internet's Fragility

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00

Facebook said it has corrected a technical error that caused a nearly 24-hour-long service interruption for Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and other Facebook properties this week.

Display Technologies Set to Transform Workspaces

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00

Within the next decade, new workspaces will emerge with multiple displays and larger, panoramic screens.

Escalating Battle with Huawei Ensnares US Allies

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:37

The Trump administration's standoff with Chinese tech giant Huawei is entering a new phase, one that could put existing intelligence-sharing agreements with U.S. allies at risk.

Opportunity's Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:30

Over 29 days last spring, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity documented this 360-degree panorama from multiple images taken at what would become its final resting spot in Perseverance Valley.

Opportunity's Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:30

Over 29 days last spring, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity documented this 360-degree panorama from multiple images taken at what would become its final resting spot in Perseverance Valley.

Collaborating with Robots

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:04

The challenge of cobots in the workplace.

Breakthrough Research Using Quantum Cryptography Addresses Security in 5G Networks

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have demonstrated a solution for securing future critical communications infrastructure, including emerging 5G networks.

University of Washington Team Creates Voice-Controlled Robot to Help People Eat

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00

A voice-controlled robot can feed pieces of fruit to humans on command.

DeepMind is Asking How AI Helped Turn the Internet into an Echo Chamber

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have analyzed how different recommendation algorithms can accelerate or decelerate filter bubbles and echo chambers online.

Finance Teams Bet Technology Will Bridge Budget Gap

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00

Finance departments across the country think new technology will close efficiency gaps created by budget and staff cuts spurred by the next economic slowdown.

China Is Catching Up to the US in A.I. Research, Fast

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:18

At the world's top computer-vision conference last June, Google and Apple sponsored an academic contest that challenged algorithms to make sense of images from twin cameras collected under varied conditions, such as sunny and poor weather.

China Is Catching Up to the US in AI Research, Fast

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:18

At the world's top computer-vision conference last June, Google and Apple sponsored an academic contest that challenged algorithms to make sense of images from twin cameras collected under varied conditions, such as sunny and poor weather.

U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:44

The U.S. has apparently warned Germany that if Chinese tech companies such as Huawei help build the country's new 5G telecom infrastructure, U.S. agencies might not share as much intelligence with the German government as they currently do.

Study Shows Programmers Will Take the Easy Way Out and Not Implement Proper Password Security

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have found that developers tend to write code that stores user passwords in an unsafe manner, because that is easier than creating a more secure product.

Cooler Screens' Display Cases Scan Your Face to Size Up Buying Habits

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00

Chicago-based Cooler Screens has developed a facial-profiling system that tries to guess what consumers will buy next based on how they appear in front of a refrigerated case.

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