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Are You Scared Yet? Meet Norman, the Psychopathic AI

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:56

Norman is an algorithm trained to understand pictures but, like its namesake Hitchcock's Norman Bates, it does not have an optimistic view of the world.

Tiny, Far-Flung Worlds Could Explain Outer Solar System's Strange Geometry

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:37

Hundreds of Moon-sized worlds may orbit the Sun far beyond Neptune, sculpting the geometry of the outer Solar System.

Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:50

Every scientist hopes for a "Eureka" moment—the jolt of sudden insight when a discovery becomes clear. But great advances always follow regular progress, and while individual researchers might strive for disruption, institutions are most successful when they're consistent and steady.

Applying Machine Learning Tools to Earthquake Data Offers New Insights

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00

Machine learning algorithms identified three different types of earthquakes from seismic recordings.

Scientists Use a Photonic Quantum Simulator to Make Virtual Movies of Molecules Vibrating

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00

Researchers from five institutions have demonstrated how an optical chip can simulate the motion of atoms within molecules at the quantum level.

Combining Experts and Automation in 3D Printing

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have developed an approach to the three-dimensional printing of soft material that merges expert judgment with an optimization algorithm.

The Fake News Wars Have Only Begun

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:38

 The next generation of false news will feature realistic-looking videos and a battle of algorithms.

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Screen Time Controls, Working with China

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:30

Tim Cook, who has led Apple since 2011, spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep in a wide-ranging interview on Monday as the company kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:42

Physicists are both thrilled and baffled by a new report from a neutrino experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago.

Mars Curiosity's Labs Are Back in Action

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:52

NASA's Curiosity rover is analyzing drilled samples on Mars in one of its onboard labs for the first time in more than a year.

First 3D Printed Human Corneas

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:00

Researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. have developed a technique for using a three-dimensional printer to create human corneas.

Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:00

A new device uses inexpensive flash storage to process huge graphs using a personal computer.

IBM Leads 'Call for Code' to Use Cloud, AI for Natural Disaster Relief

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:00

The new Call for Code Global Initiative is aimed at helping the IT world respond more efficiently to natural disasters using a variety of computer-based technologies.

Facebook AI Turns One Style of Music Into Another

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:00

Facebook AI Research has developed a neural network that can translate music from one style, genre, and set of instruments into another.

Physicists Invent Flux Capacitor to Break Time-Reversal Symmetry

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:00

Researchers in Australia and Switzerland have proposed a device that can break time-reversal symmetry by exploiting the quantum tunneling of magnetic flux around a capacitor.

From Horizon to Horizon: Celebrating 15 Years of Mars Express

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:00

Fifteen years ago, ESA's Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface.

A Genetic Algorithm Predicts the Vertical Growth of Cities

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:56

New genetic algorithms can predict how the number of skyscrapers and other buildings in an urban area will increase.

Ingestible 'Bacteria on a Chip' Could Help Diagnose Disease

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:56

A new ingestible sensor can help diagnose gastrointestinal problems.

How Close Are We, Really, to Building a Quantum Computer?

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:56

Intel Labs' Jim Clarke observes that the race to develop the first practical quantum computer is fraught with challenges.

Computer Science Programs to Increase in Hawaii Schools

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:56

Hawaii's Board of Education is working to boost computer science programs in the state’s schools.