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Sydney Motorists Using Mobile Phones Will Be Snapped in Camera Trial

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00

Drivers who illegally use mobile phones while driving will have their pictures taken along several motorways in Sydney, Australia, in a pilot of new high-tech cameras.

Nurse Robot Moxi Gets Schooled by Texas Nurses

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00

A robot designed to test collaborative automation integration in a working medical facility recently concluded its first real-world trial in a Texas hospital.

Brazil Could Save More Species at Half the Cost With New Forest Restoration Plan

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00

An international research team developed customized software to determine the best strategy for Brazilian reforestation efforts.

How a Personality Trait Puts You at Risk for Cybercrime

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00

A new study found that people with low self-control are more susceptible to malware attacks.

Israel's Tech Sector Faces Shortage of Workers

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00

Israel is struggling to recruit workers to its technology sector.

Computers Determine States of Consciousness

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00

A new algorithm can distinguish between unresponsive wakefulness syndrome and a minimally conscious state through the use of  electroencephalographic brainwave recordings.

Half of Academic Scientists Quit After Just Five Years–Here's Why

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:45

Indiana University researchers estimated that half of all people pursuing STEM careers at higher-education institutions leave the field after only five years.

 

Half of Academic Scientists Quit After Just Five Years--Here's Why

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:45

Indiana University researchers estimated that half of all people pursuing STEM careers at higher-education institutions leave the field after only five years.

AI Has Some Explaining to Do

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:45

Software makers offer more transparent machine-learning tools—but there's a trade-off.

This Graduate School Helped Make New York Appealing to Amazon

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:45

Cornell Tech's reputation for producing skilled technology graduates played a decisive role in Amazon's decision to build its new headquarters in New York City.

Taking the Reins of AI

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:31

A new report calls for the U.S. government to watch, encourage, and regulate (where necessary) artificial intelligence.

 

Team Invents Method to Shrink Objects to the Nanoscale

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 18:31

MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA.

Stewart Brand Announced as 2019 Paradigm Award Winner

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 15:29

The "Original Ecomodernist" to accept the award at the Breakthrough Dialogue event in June in Sausalito, CA.

How Russian Trolls Used Meme Warfare to Divide America

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:48

There's a meme on Instagram, circulated by a group called "Born Liberal." A fist holds a cluster of strings, reaching down into people with television sets for heads. The text declares: "The People Believe What the Media Tells Them They Believe: George Orwell."

NASA's Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:27

On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour).

Searching for the Perfect Artificial Synapse for AI

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:11

What's the best type of device from which to build a neural network? Of course, it should be fast, small, consume little power, have the ability to reliably store many bits-worth of information.

Taiwan's Rice Farmers Use Big Data to Cope With Climate Change

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00

Taiwanese rice growers are using big data as a part of a pilot project to ensure the resilience of crop production in the face of climate change.

Data Use Draining Your Battery? Tiny Device to Speed up Memory While Also Saving Power

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00

A memory cell with multiple layers of two-dimensional material stacks has the potential to be faster and more reliable than other materials.

STEM Toys Promise to Turn Kids Into Tech Geniuses. Grown-Up Coders Are Skeptical

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00

Some programmers are doubtful that toys promising to imbue young minds with science, technology, engineering, and math skills can deliver on that promise.

Ingestible Capsule Can Be Controlled Wirelessly

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00

A new ingestible capsule can be customized to dispatch drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, and can remain in the stomach for at least a month.

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