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Researchers Create Digital Objects From Incomplete 3D Data

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers in Germany say they have developed a computational method for reconstructing a digital object from incomplete images.

Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that auto-fix tools are effective ways to get programmers to make relevant upgrades.

China's Xi Calls for More Technology Development

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:29

President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how.

Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:13

When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses.

Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:31

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether federal prosecutors can force technology companies to turn over data stored outside the United States. 

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information That Reveals Chemistry in Action

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:03

Researchers say they have taught computers to decipher previously inaccessible information from x-ray data and apply it to decoding three-dimensional nanoscale structures.

ESnet's Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:03

Researchers say the Energy Sciences Network's Science DMZ architecture for rapidly and securely transferring large datasets could be adapted to fulfill the needs of the medical research community.

Scientists Can Read a Bird's Brain and Predict Its Next Song

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:03

Researchers have built a brain-to-tweet interface that predicts the song a finch is going to sing a fraction of a second before it does so.

The State of Wireless Charging

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:39

Apple's recent wireless charging announcements highlight how far the tech has come—and how far it needs to go.

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:20

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the 'Dark Side' of the Milky Way

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:13

Think of the Milky Way—or search for pictures of it online—and you'll see images of a standard spiral galaxy viewed face-on, a sprawling pinwheel of starlight and dust containing hundreds of billions of stars. These images, however, are mostly make-believe.

Could AI Be the Future of Fake News and Product Reviews?

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are experimenting with artificial intelligence-based techniques for automatically generating convincing online reviews, such as bogus restaurant critiques.

Put Humans at the Center of AI

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00

Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Lab director Fei-Fei Li advocates for more human-centered AI and the benefits it can yield.

Johns Hopkins Scientists to Build Machine Translation System for Obscure Languages

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00

A team of scientists has received a grant from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for obscure languages.

Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00

The Computing Community Consortium on October 23-24 will host the "Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium."

Internet Researchers Harnessed the Power of Algorithm to Find Hate Speech

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have trained an algorithm to identify hate speech by comparing what differentiates text that includes hate speech from text that does not contain hate speech.

Driverless Cars Could Let You Choose Who Survives in a Crash

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a dial that will switch a smart car's setting from "full altruist" to "full egoist," with the middle setting being impartial.

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:55

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them.

Twitter Is Crawling With Bots and Lacks Incentive to Expel Them

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:40

On Wednesday, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: "Ban Russian Bots." Someone—the company doesn't know who—projected the demand onto the side of its building.

How Do You Build the Next-Generation Internet?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:32

Imagine super-fast computers that can solve problems much quicker than machines today.