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A Robot Scientist Will Dream Up New Materials

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

Startup Kebotix has created software that learns material chemistry from models of molecules with known properties in order to design novel compounds.

STEM Firms to Run U.K. National Center for Computing Education

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

U.K. companies in the science, technology, engineering, and math sectors will work together to create and lead a U.K. National Center for Computing Education.

Imaging the Earth's Interior With the Summit Supercomputer

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

Princeton University researchers used years' worth of global earthquake data to generate a three-dimensional simulation of the Earth's interior.

China's Xinhua Agency Unveils AI News Presenter

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

China's Xinhua state news agency has debuted a virtual newsreader that the agency said "can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor."

Flaws in Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Bypass Disk Encryption

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in some solid-state drives that allow hackers to circumvent encryption and access local data without knowing the password.

Fire Shows Need for Early Detection: How Tech and AI Can Help

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

San Jose State University's Craig Clements says artificial intelligence is being explored to more rapidly localize fires and predict their propagation and behaviors.

Upgraded US Supercomputers Claim Top Two Spots on Top500 List

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:44

The US now can claim the top two machines on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers, as Sierra, an IBM machine for nuclear weapons research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, edged out a Chinese system that last year was the very fastest.

Rough-and-Ready Quantum Memory May Link Disparate Quantum Systems

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:15

I'm a simple person. To me, a computer consists of three parts: data that goes in and out, operations that modify the data, and storage that holds the data.

To Keep Pace With Moore's Law, Chipmakers Turn to 'Chiplets'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:56

In 2016, the chip industry's clock ran out.

Intel CPUs Impacted by New PortSmash Side-Channel Vulnerability

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:00

Researchers discovered a new vulnerability in Intel processors that can allow attackers to leak encrypted data from the internal process of a central processing unit .

Kids are Scared of MRI Tests. A New App Turns Them Into a Game.

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:00

A high school student in Minnesota has developed a virtual reality app that prepares children for an magnetic resonance imaging scan.

Using Wi-Fi to 'See' Behind Closed Doors Is Easier than Anyone Thought

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:00

Researchers have developed a technique to see through walls using ambient Wi-Fi signals and an ordinary smartphone.

Why Some Wikipedia Disputes Go Unresolved

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:00

Researchers found that factors such as excessive bickering and poorly worded arguments led to about a third of Requests for Comment by Wikipedia editors going unresolved.

Amazon Go Has a Real Rival in Japan

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:00

A company in Japan has developed an automated system that could rival Amazon Go in terms of quickly providing consumers with products.

At China’s Internet Conference, a Darker Side of Tech Emerges

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:01

Discussion topics included counterterrorism, data breaches, and surveillance.

Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:44

If you're planning on moving to China anytime soon, here's a piece of advice: Get yourself a WeChat account.

In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:30

In 2011, Hany Farid, a photo-forensics expert, received an e-mail from a bereaved father.

A Robot Scientist Will Dream Up New Materials to Advance Computing and Fight Pollution

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 13:46

In a laboratory that overlooks a busy shopping street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a robot is attempting to create new materials.

This Robot Transforms Itself to Navigate an Obstacle Course

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have created robots that can adapt to their environment based on centralized sensory processing, environmental perception, and decision-making software.

Stanford Researchers Develop New Data Privacy Technique

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00

A new system for aggregating data usage reports emphasizes maintaining personal privacy.