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Imaging Ever Closer to the Event Horizon

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:08

While black holes themselves swallow any light beyond their event horizon, the area outside the event horizon tends to emit lots of light.

Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:32

Major wireless providers are facing new scrutiny into their privacy practices after a bombshell report sparked a public outcry and questions from lawmakers.

A DNS Hijacking Wave Is Targeting Companies at an Almost Unprecedented Scale

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:43

Federal authorities and private researchers are warning companies about a wave of domain hijacking attacks.

A Star Is Born…With C Programming and Robots

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:43

The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering's Robotics and Coding Academy aims to inspires children to pursue careers in science and technology.

Texas Hospitals Adapt Existing Technology to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:43

The Texas Hospital Association is adapting existing technology to help state hospitals combat the opioid epidemic by supplying them with better information as needed.

IBM Announces High-Resolution Global Weather Forecast Model

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:43

IBM will roll out a high-resolution weather forecast model this year.

Neural Learning on the Edge

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:17

The next generation of neural networks will learn from real-time data streamed from smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and machine-to-machine connections.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:32

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement, eating and rumination patterns. They are milked not by humans but by robotic machines.

Battle for Connected Home Seizes the Stage at CES 2019

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00

Last week's CES 2019 in Las Vegas showcased efforts by Google, Amazon, and Apple to advance connected home technology platforms.

A Fleet of Autonomous Robots Is Making One of the World's Oldest Foods

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00

An autonomous, bread-making robotic oven made by Wilkinson Baking of Walla Walla, WA, can produce 235 loaves daily.

Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that uses Twitter to automatically predict a user's location within minutes.

University of California Tells Students Not to Use WeChat, WhatsApp in China

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00

The University of California has warned students and faculty against using messaging apps and social media while visiting China.

In Fast-Aging Japan, Elder Care Is a High-Tech Pursuit

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00

Startups are putting new innovations to work in Japan's elder-care market.

'ANYmal' Robot Stalks Dark Sewers to Test Its Navigation

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00

Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are working to help a seeing, hearing, door-opening robot function in extreme conditions.

The Super-Secure Quantum Cable Hiding in the Holland Tunnel

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:56

Commuters inching through rush-hour traffic in the Holland Tunnel between Lower Manhattan and New Jersey don't know it, but a technology likely to be the future of communication is being tested right outside their car windows.

Flexible Displays Enter the Picture

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:14

Engineers have long attempted to develop flexible displays and devices. The technology is finally becoming a reality.

A Neural Network Can Learn to Organize the World It Sees Into Concepts, Just Like We Do

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:49

GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are the social-media starlet of AI algorithms. They are responsible for creating the first AI painting ever sold at an art auction and for superimposing celebrity faces on the bodies of porn stars.

The Race to Develop the World's Best Quantum Tech

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:37

A few days before Christmas, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that devotes more than US $1.2 billion to a national effort dedicated to quantum information science over the next 10 years.

Virtual Reality Gets Real in the Operating Room

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00

A growing number of hospitals and medical centers are embracing virtual reality technology to provide better,  faster training for resident doctors and surgeons.

CES 2019: 'Family Tech' Gadgets Appeal to Parental Anxiety

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00

This week's CES 2019 highlighted "family tech" products tapping into parental anxiety.

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