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Milky Way to Face a One-Two Punch of Galaxy Collisions

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 17:36

If our knowledge of galaxy structures was limited to the Milky Way, we'd get a lot of things wrong. The Milky Way, it turns out, is unusual.

Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:33

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as both investors and startup founders abandon deals amid scrutiny from Washington.

The AI Learned to Hide Data From Its Creators to Cheat at Tasks They Gave It

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:50

A neural network learned to "hide" information about a source image within the images it generated via a nearly imperceptible, high-frequency signal.

B-Secur HeartKey Tech Unlocks Your Car with Unique Rhythm of Your Heartbeat

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:50

B-Secur's HeartKey technology allows users to unlock and start their cars via the unique beating pattern of their heart.

Tech Could Help Students Learn During Extended Absences

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:50

The University of Colorado is relying on robots to help students maintain a presence in class, even when they cannot physically be there.

AI Removes the Drudgery from Legal Due Diligence

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:29

Software can review contracts, and more, faster and more accurately than lawyers.

DNA Design That Anyone Can Do

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:02

A new computer program allows users to translate any free-form drawing into a two-dimensional, nanoscale structure made of DNA.

'DeepSqueak' Helps Researchers Decode Rodent Chatter

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:02

Researchers have developed a software program to identify and decode rodent vocalizations.

How China Landed the Change'4 Rover on the Far Side of the Moon

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:02

The Chinese National Space Administration placed its Chang'e-4 lander and rover on the far side of the Moon.

With Drone Deliveries on the Horizon, Europe Moves to Set Ground Rules

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:02

A group of companies are testing unmanned aviation technology to prove drones can fly delivery routes without crashing into each other, and that they can be tracked in crowded skies.

Robots Aren't Yet Killing Off All Our Jobs, World Bank Says

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:02

The growth of automation so far has had a negligible impact on jobs at a global level, according to the World Bank's chief economist.

GCHQ Challenges Girls' Schools to Save the U.K. From Cyberattacks

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:02

The U.K. Government Communications Headquarters has created a competition for 12- to 13-year-old girls aimed at drawing more women into cybersecurity.

Can a Set of Equations Keep U.S. Census Data Private?

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:44

Protecting confidentiality has been a priority for the Census Bureau for most—but not all—of its existence.

Artificial Intelligence Vs. the Hackers

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:46

Last year, Microsoft Corp.'s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: One of the company's administrators, who usually logs on from New York, was trying to gain entry from Romania.

The Elite Intel Team Still Fighting Meltdown and Spectre

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:21

Throughout 2018, researchers found exploitable weaknesses related to "speculative execution" vulnerabilities.

Customizing Computer-Aided Design

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00

A new technique developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology "reverse-engineers" complex three-dimensional (3-D) computer-aided design models.

Ethereum Plans to Cut Its Absurd Energy Consumption by 99%

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00

The Ethereum Foundation, and the broader open source movement devoted to advancing the cryptocurrency bitcoin, plan to field-test an overhaul of Ethereum's code.

Martian Robot Will Explore the Red Planet With Mind of Its Own

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00

Researchers in the U.K.  have completed testing on an artificial intelligence-enabled rover that will make its own decisions about where it explores on Mars.

Miners Dig AI but the Gold Rush Hasn't Come

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00

Despite expectations by the mining industry that artificial intelligence would transform operations, some experts consider that promise overhyped and unrealistic.

The US and China Are in a Quantum Arms Race that Will Transform Warfare

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 17:25

In the 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, American military planners began to worry about the threat to US warplanes posed by new, radar-guided missile defenses in the USSR and other nations.