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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:30

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans.

Wireless 'Pacemaker for the Brain' Could Be New Standard Treatment for Neurological Disorders

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:57

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.

New Augmented Reality Technology Could Help Firefighters Save Lives

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:52

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur's augmented reality solution could make firefighters more effective in low-visibility situations.

Deep Learning Turns Mono Recordings Into Immersive Sound

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:52

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence system to convert ordinary monaural sounds into nearly three-dimensional sounds.

University in North Carolina Issues Degrees Using Blockchain

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:52

East Coast Polytechnic Institute University graduates can now receive and digitally store degrees with blockchain technology, which delivers secure, immediate verification.

Beyond CMOS Lies Hope

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:51

Seeking a successor to complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology.

China Becomes First Nation to Land on the Moon's Far Side

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:46

A Chinese probe has made a historic touch-down on the far side of the Moon, according to the country's state-run media. It is the first time a probe has visited the region, 60 years after an orbiter gave humans their first look at the area.

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:03

A pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field.

NASA’s New Horizons Mission Releases Snowman-like Picture of Ultima Thule

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 14:50

Ultima Thule, an icy world 4 billion miles from the sun, looks like a big snowman.

Hybrid Qubits Solve Key Hurdle to Quantum Computing

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00

An international team of researchers has built a hybrid device from two different types of quantum bits to facilitate rapid initialization and readout.

Schools in China Track Students With GPS-Enabled 'Smart' Uniforms

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00

Students at 11 schools in the Chinese province of Guizhou are wearing "smart uniforms" incorporating computer chips to ensure they attend classes and behave properly.

'Virtual Tumor' New Way to See Cancer

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00

Researchers have constructed a three-dimensional virtual reality model of tumor samples, with each individual cell mapped.

Researchers Putting Fish Into AR Tanks

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00

New Jersey Institute of Technology researchers have created an augmented reality system to run experiments on the glass knifefish.

Ohio Eyes New Connected Vehicle Test

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00

The Ohio Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Honda, is planning a connected vehicle project in the city of Marysville.

EU to Fund Bug Bounty Programs for 14 Open Source Projects

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00

The European Union will cover the costs of bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects.

Lawrence Roberts, Who Helped Design Internet’s Precursor, Dies at 81

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 09:38

Lawrence Roberts insisted that engineers look for practical uses for the Arpanet, the precursor to the internet.

Who Owns 3D Scans of Historic Sites?

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

Three-dimensional scanning can be used to protect or rebuild historic structures, but who owns that digital data?

Hidden Messages Fool AI

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

Forced errors focus attention on neural network quirks.

Quantum Leap

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:00

A new proof supports a 25-year-old claim of the unique power of quantum computing.

How the Artificial-Intelligence Program AlphaZero Mastered Its Games

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 16:45

A few weeks ago, a group of researchers from Google's artificial-intelligence subsidiary, DeepMind, published a paper in the journal Science that described an A.I. for playing games.