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Facial Gestures Can Move This AI-Motorized Wheelchair

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

A new prototype kit exploits artificial intelligence to enable a disabled person to drive a motorized wheelchair using facial expressions.

White House Outlines Five-Year STEM Push

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

The Trump administration has announced a five-year strategic plan for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

These Dusty Young Stars Are Changing the Rules of Planet-Building

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:01

Some 100,000 years ago, when Neanderthals still occupied the caves of southern Europe, a star was born.

Artificial Intelligence: A Roadmap for California

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:41

The Little Hoover Commission is calling for immediate action by California's governor and legislature on artificial intelligence.

The Friendship That Made Google Huge

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:30
Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:44

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft executed a maneuver that transitioned it from flying toward Bennu to operating around the asteroid.

All the Light There Is to See? 4 x 10⁸⁴ Photons

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:08

In one of those exercises that you think should be impossible or perhaps a punishment for some infraction, a team of astronomers has now measured the total amount of light that has ever been produced by all the stars in our universe.

NSF, NASA Announce Commitments to Support White House Strategic Plan on STEM Education

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:35

The National Science Foundation is expanding its diversity program to other federal agencies, and creating new graduate internship opportunities.

Amazon Sets About Speeding Up Space Data Processing in the Cloud With AWS Ground Stations

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:50

Amazon Web Services is creating a managed network of ground stations to boost the efficiency of processing data from orbiting space satellites and moving it to the cloud.

AI a Focus as U.S. Preps Export Controls

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:50

The U.S. Commerce Department has called for input by Dec. 19 on which of 14 emerging technologies should face export controls.

Playing With Molecules in Virtual Reality

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:50

A growing number of companies are using virtual reality to enable scientists to view, design, and manipulate molecular structures.

The Drive Toward Self-Driving Food Delivery Vehicles

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:13

Are pizza delivery guys destined to be so 20th century?

The Race Is On to Protect Data From the Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead.

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:12

The world's leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful than today's computers.

The Friendship That Made Google Huge

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 19:30

One day in March of 2000, six of Google's best engineers gathered in a makeshift war room.

Galactic Beacons Get Snuffed Out in a Cosmic Eyeblink

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:41

Stephanie LaMassa did a double take. She was staring at two images on her computer screen, both of the same object—except they looked nothing alike.

MUHC Researchers Develop Effective HIV Self-Testing App: Study

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00

A new app for people who want to test themselves for human immunodeficiency virus can potentially reduce the disease's spread and connect those infected with timely treatment.

The Challenges of Predicting Mob Behavior at Political Rallies

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00

A new model can better predict social contagions that occur at political rallies than previous methods.

Researchers Bring Jedi Powers to Life With Force Push

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00

A new technique method allows virtual reality users to move faraway objects and focus with an approach for remote object manipulation.

Is the Artificial Pancreas a Game Changer?

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00

Researchers have developed software that automatically the monitors blood glucose levels of patients with Type 1 diabetes.

'Chemputer' Promises App-Controlled Revolution for Drug Production

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00

A new technique for producing drug molecules uses downloadable blueprints to easily, reliably synthesize organic chemicals via a programmable computer.