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No Evidence to Support Link Between Violent Video Games and Behavior

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:04

The results of experiments involving more than 3,000 participants demonstrates that increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily boost aggression in gamers.

Smart Buildings That Can Manage Our Electricity Needs

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:04

Researchers have developed a system to collect data on consumers' energy usage and comfort within buildings.

Big Bets on A.I. Open a New Frontier for Chip Start-Ups, Too

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:12

For years, tech industry financiers showed little interest in start-up companies that made computer chips.

The James Webb Space Telescope Has Emerged from the Freezer

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:49

After spending three months at a temperature of just 20 degrees Celsius above absolute zero, the massive James Webb Space Telescope emerged from a large vacuum chamber at the end of 2017. Now, after reviewing data from testing done there, scientists have given the instrument a clean bill of health, moving it one step closer to space.

GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:30

A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping concentrations of key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

Wavy Transistors That Vertically Gain Width Without Increasing Their On-Chip Footprint for Future Flexible Displays

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:05

Researchers say they have developed a unique transistor architecture that improves the performance of display circuitry in next-generation mobile electronics.

Incorporating Social Media Reviews Can Improve Surveillance of Restaurant Health Problems

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:05

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has used a system that tracks food-borne illness via online Yelp restaurant reviews to identify instances of food-borne illness in restaurants.

Exascale a 'Main Priority' for DoE

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:05

Exascale computing is a priority for the U.S. Department of Energy, which last year alloted $258 million to research the hardware, software, and applications needed to achieve it.

Are International Students Still Coming to the U.S.A.?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:56

Is the U.S. political situation, including its on-again/off-again immigration bans, scaring away foreign students?

In ‘Listening In,’ a Surveillance Expert Warns That No Secret Is Safe

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:38

Smartphones, smart cars, smart fridges: all are connected to the Web, and hackers and governments alike are all too eager to peer inside.


Big Brother on Wheels: Why Your Car Company May Know More about You than Your Spouse. 

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:33

Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye.

BBVA Foundation Recognizes Goldwasser, Micali, Rivest, Shamir, For Enabling a Secure Digital Society

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:56

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes  to Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, Ronald Rivest and Adi Shamir.

How to See a Memory

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:42

For someone who's not a Sherlock superfan, cognitive neuroscientist Janice Chen knows the BBC's hit detective drama better than most.

NASA Test Proves Pulsars Can Function as a Celestial GPS 

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:01

From its perch aboard the International Space Station, a NASA experiment has shown how future missions might navigate their way through deep space.

Developing a Secure, Un-Hackable Net

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:01

A team of researchers say they have developed a technique of securely communicating among three or more quantum devices, regardless of who made them.

Making the Internet of Things Possible With a New Breed of 'Memristors'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:01

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland say they have designed and fabricated the building blocks of future components for neuromorphic computers.

These States Embraced Computer Science Education in 2017

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:01

Schools across the U.S. started to embrace computer science last year, with several states now moving ahead with legislation to make computer science education mandatory.

'Holostream' Allows High-Quality Wireless 3D Video Communications

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:01

Holostream is a new platform enabling high-quality three-dimensional video communications on mobile devices.

New Discovery Could Improve Brain-Like Memory and Computing

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:01

Researchers say they have demonstrated the existence of a new type of magnetoresistance involving topological insulators that could improve computing and computer storage.

Can We Make a Hack-Proof Internet with Quantum Physics?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:27

Is it possible to build a network that's impossible to hack? Quantum physicists believe it might.