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Who Owns 3D Scans of Historic Sites?

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

Three-dimensional scanning can be used to protect or rebuild historic structures, but who owns that digital data?

Hidden Messages Fool AI

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

Forced errors focus attention on neural network quirks.

Quantum Leap

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

A new proof supports a 25-year-old claim of the unique power of quantum computing.

How the Artificial-Intelligence Program AlphaZero Mastered Its Games

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 16:45

A few weeks ago, a group of researchers from Google's artificial-intelligence subsidiary, DeepMind, published a paper in the journal Science that described an A.I. for playing games.

Rail Passengers to Benefit From New GPS Technology as Early as Next Month

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00

New global positioning system technology will be deployed on rail systems in the U.K. starting in January.

AI Can Easily Break Text CAPTCHA

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00

A new machine learning algorithm can crack most text-based CAPTCHAs within 0.05 seconds.

Wake-Up Timer Saves Power for IoT Sensors

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00

A new "battery-less" wake-up timer substantially lowers the power consumption of silicon chips for Internet of Things sensor nodes.

Julia Language Co-Creators Win James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00

The three scientists who co-created the Julia programming language will be awarded the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software.

Toyota Wants to Put a Robot Friend in Every Home

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00

Toyota envisions robots becoming commonplace in homes as companions to senior citizens.

Pluto Explorer Ushering in New Year at More Distant World

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 16:17

The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world.

The German Sub Sank 76 Years Ago. Now Its Story Is Being Revealed in Eerie Fluorescent Detail.

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 15:42

The U-boat seems to loom out of the blackness, careening to starboard, as if to avoid a collision.

As Air Taxis Arrive, Software Issues Arise

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 15:10

Urban 'flying car' technology is almost here, but with proponents haunted by a 1977 helicopter crash, getting safety right is the top priority.

RFID Tag Arrays Can Be Used to Track a Person's Movement

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00

Radio-frequency identification tags may be used to track movement.

Advancement of AI Opens Health Data Privacy to Attack

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00

Artificial intelligence innovations have created new threats to health data privacy against which current laws and regulations cannot adequately safeguard.

Growing Bio-Inspired Shapes With Hundreds of Tiny Robots

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have found that hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes without an underlying master plan.

Hardware-Software Co-Design Approach Could Make Neural Networks Less Power Hungry

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00

A neuro-inspired hardware-software co-design approach could make neural network training more energy-efficient and faster.

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 18:05

In early December, researchers at DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence company owned by Google's parent corporation, Alphabet Inc., filed a dispatch from the frontiers of chess.

U.S. Passes Bill to Inject $1.2 Billion Into the Quantum Tech Race

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 15:35

The new law, called the National Quantum Initiative Act, allocates up to $1.2 billion in funding to keep American quantum information science competitive on the global scale.

Machine Vision Can Create Harry Potter-Style Photos for Muggles

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:00

New software can animate the central character in a photograph while leaving the rest of the image untouched.

Brazilian Museum Destroyed by Fire Lives on Through Google

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:00

Google is helping preserve Brazil's National Museum via a virtual exhibition, three months after the institution's destruction by fire.