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STEM Instruction: How Much There Is, Who Gets It

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00

A survey found U.S. students and teachers continue to experience unequal access to science, technology, engineering, and math classes and resources.

Why Your Ice Cream Will Ride in a Self-Driving Car Before You Do

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00

Autonomous vehicles that transport people get lots of media coverage, but autonomous delivery could transform all of retail long before self-driving cars actually hit the road.

AI vs. the Hackers

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and various startups increasingly are implementing machine learning algorithms that adapt to hackers' constantly evolving tactics.

A New Approach to Understanding How Machines Think

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:37

Been Kim is developing a "translator for humans" so that we can understand when artificial intelligence breaks down.

The American Public is Already Worried about AI Catastrophe

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:01

A new report suggests that we expect big advances in software capabilities—and we're nervous.

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Acting Up and Geologists Don't Know Why

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:25

Something strange is going on at the top of the world. Earth's north magnetic pole has been skittering away from Canada and towards Siberia, driven by liquid iron sloshing within the planet's core.

Tracking Technology Reveals Hidden Animal Migration Routes

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have produced a comprehensive analysis of Wyoming's big game migration patterns, using improved Global Positioning System technology.

Researchers Say It's Time to Build an IoT Engineering Discipline

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00

Researchers suggest educational institutions should establish an engineering discipline for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.

German Supplier Unveils New Self-Driving Car Computer, Adds Xilinx Chips

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00

German auto parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG launched its newest self-driving car computer at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

AI Helps Auto-Loan Company Handle Industry's Trickiest Turn

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00

Prestige Financial Services is among a growing number of lenders using artificial intelligence to digest increasing volumes of data to determine creditworthiness.

Machine Learning Can Offer New Tools, Fresh Insights for the Humanities

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:17

Truly revolutionary political transformations are naturally of great interest to historians, and the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century is widely regarded as one of the most influential, serving as a model for building other European democracies.

Countering Russian Disinformation the Baltic Nations' Way

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:52

As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications and misleading posts made by agents of the Russian government on social media in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Another Day, Another Exoplanet: NASA's TESS Keeps Counting More

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:35

NASA's new planet-hunting machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is racking up scores of alien worlds.

Tech Skills in Most Demand This Year: Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00

A global recruiting firm predicts 68% of information technology employers will increase full-time IT hiring this year, while 53% will increase their use of consultants.

Kroger, Microsoft Create Futuristic Grocery Store

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00

Microsoft and the Kroger supermarket chain are collaborating on online grocery shopping.

Technology Companies Turn to Apprenticeships in Tight Labor Market

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00

A broad technology industry effort to expand apprenticeships in areas like cybersecurity and software engineering was unveiled this week at CES 2019.

AI Technology Can Identify Genetic Diseases by Looking at Your Face

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00

A new artificial intelligence technology accurately identifies rare genetic disorders using a photo of a patient's face.

Computer Simulation Sheds New Light on Colliding Stars

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00

An international research team used supercomputers to run a three-dimensional computer model of a neutron star collision.

IBM Debuts 'Universal Quantum Computer'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:48

Not just a chip, IBM's latest entry is a complete quantum computing system.

Machine Learning Leads Mathematicians to Unsolvable Problem

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:34

A simple artificial intelligence problem puts researchers up against a logical paradox discovered by famed mathematician Kurt Gödel.

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