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Cosmic Map Reveals a Not-So-Lumpy Universe

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:59

Cosmologists have produced the biggest map yet of the Universe's structure and they find it less lumpy than previous surveys have suggested.

China and the U.S. are Battling to Become the World’s First AI Superpower

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:08

"Right now, AI is a two-horse race between China and the US."

The Ghostly Radio Station That No One Claims to Run

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:33

In the middle of a Russian swampland, not far from the city of St Petersburg, is a rectangular iron gate.

Barbara Grosz Receives 2017 ACL Life Time Achievement Award

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:05

Grosz is Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.

Clarifying Complex Chemical Processes With Quantum Computers

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland say they have demonstrated a concrete example of a future application for quantum computers.

The Future Takes Flight at DU

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Denver's Unmanned Systems Research Institute are attempting to improve unmanned aerial vehicle technology.

Sneaky Attacks Trick AIs Into Seeing or Hearing What's Not There

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:00

A new technique could be used by hackers to trick autonomous cars into ignoring stop signs or prevent surveillance cameras from spotting a suspect.

Argonne Goes Deep to Crack Cancer Code

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:00

Scientists are advancing an exascale computing framework for a deep neural network code designed to tackle key challenges to accelerate cancer research.

An App for the Perfect Selfie

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada say they have developed a smartphone application to help people learn how to take better selfies.

Ever-Elusive Neutrinos Spotted Bouncing Off Nuclei for the First Time

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:24

Neutrinos are famously antisocial. Of all the characters in the particle physics cast, they are the most reluctant to interact with other particles.

The Race to Reveal Antimatter's Secrets

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:58

In a high-ceilinged hangar at CERN, six rival experiments are racing to understand the nature of one of the Universe's most elusive materials.

Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:50

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago this week, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars.

Are the World's Highest Paid Football Players Overpaid? Big Data Says Yes

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have used machine learning and data science to analyze the salaries of 6,082 professional European football (soccer) players.

Robots Could Act as Ethical Mediators Between Patients and Caregivers

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00

Researchers hypothesize that robots that understand ethical issues would be able to observe interactions between patients and caregivers, and intervene when needed.

How Apps Can Motivate You by Tapping Into Your Personality

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00

Rita Orji at the University of Waterloo in Canada is designing interactive persuasive computer games customized to the player's motivational style.

WSU Physicists Write With Light, Turn Crystal Into an Electrical Circuit

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a method for writing an electrical circuit into a crystal.

Teaching Robots Right From Wrong

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:52

Artificial intelligence is outperforming the human sort in a growing range of fields—but how do we make sure it behaves morally?

New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'Influence Ops' on Twitter

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:29

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan project backed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), has launched a Web tool to keep tabs on Russia's ongoing efforts to influence public opinion in the United States and abroad.

Chip Technology Could Help the Blind, Robots, See

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:11

Bio-inspired designs that encode light as time are ushering in systems as efficient as human neurology.

CRISPR Fixes Disease Gene in Viable Human Embryos

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:10

An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing—a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to genomes with relative ease—to correct a disease-causing mutation in dozens of viable human embryos.

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