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Spotlight Falls on Russian Threat to Undersea Cables

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:20

The Trump administration's new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world's electronic communications between continents.

If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:51

The professor was incredulous.

Seafloor Fiber Optic Cables Can Work Like Seismometers

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:39

There are enough seismometers around these days to detect and locate nearly all earthquakes on land, except the most minuscule ones.

Anti-Swearing AI Takes the Edge Off Abuse on Reddit and Twitter

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:00

IBM researchers have developed a system that translates offensive comments on social media into more polite language, while keeping the content intact.

Intelligent Awareness System to Improve Safety on Passenger Ferry

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:00

The marine division of Rolls-Royce has introduced a situational awareness and intelligence system to reduce the risk of ferry collisions and night-time groundings.

Participation in AP Computer Science Principles Grows Again

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:00

Between last year and this year, the number of students taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles exam increased by about 50%.

MIT Engineers Configure RFID Tags to Work as Sensors

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:00

Researchers have developed an ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tag-sensor configuration that senses spikes in glucose and wirelessly transmits that information.

Computer Program Looks Five Minutes Into the Future

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:00

Self-learning software can predict actions five minutes into the future by first learning typical sequences of events from video footage, and then predicting actions to follow in new situations.

Drone Swarms Are the New Fireworks Lighting Up China's Skies

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:03

Since China banned fireworks across more than 400 cities to reduce pollution, a new entertainment has emerged to fill the skies: drone swarms.

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:10

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Colliding Wormholes May Be Causing Gravitational Waves

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:26

One of the most significant scientific developments of recent times has been the five separate observations of the elusive ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves.

3D Printing for the U.S. Navy

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:21

 The world's largest navy explores the use of additive manufacturing for spare parts, with an eye toward eventually building ships that way. 

Novel Transmitter Protects Wireless Data From Hackers

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00

A new transmitter can hack-proof wireless data by frequency hopping each individual 1 or 0 bit of a data packet, every microsecond.

New Algorithm Fuses Quality, Quantity in Satellite Imagery

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00

University of Illinois researchers have developed an algorithm that combines high-resolution and high-frequency satellite data into one integrated product.

ISTE's Updated Computer Science Standards Will Reflect a 'New Era' of the Discipline

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00

The International Society for Technology and Education is developing new computer science education standards.

Robots Learn by Checking in on Team Members

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:00

Engineers have enabled teamwork between unmanned aerial vehicles.

Massive Martian Dust Storm Endangers NASA Rover

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:48

An enormous dust storm is blanketing much of Mars, blocking the sunlight that NASA's 15-year-old Opportunity rover needs to survive.

In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:32

The camera perched above the bus stop sends back a continuous feed from the corner of 16th Avenue and South 18th Street in Newark's West Ward.

Cosmic Ray Showers Crash Supercomputers. Here's What to Do About It

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:19

The Cray-1 supercomputer, the world's fastest back in the 1970s, does not look like a supercomputer.

Squashing Cyberbullying: New Approach Is Fast, Accurate

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:00

University of Colorado, Boulder researchers have developed a cyberbullying identification technique that blends multiple computing tools.