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UNSW Has Found a Way to Access Information Stored Within Atoms

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms.

Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00

Stanford University researchers have developed an electronic glove equipped with sensors that could give robotic hands human dexterity.

As Immigrant Farmworkers Become More Scarce, Robots Replace Humans

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00

In response to the diminishing supply of immigrant labor, the U.S. agriculture sector is increasingly turning to robots that can do the work traditionally done by humans.

Study: Smart Speakers Make Passive Listeners

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00

Cornell University researchers found people who read choices online digested information nine times faster than those who heard them listed by a smart speaker product.

China Leapfrogs U.S. in Supercomputer Deployments

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00

The latest iteration of the biannual Top500 ranking found China has increased its domestic supercomputer installations to more than twice the number found in the U.S.

What's Next for NASA's New Mars Lander?

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00

The new Mars lander will begin investigating the planet's interior in several months, after deploying and calibrating a burrowing heat probe and a suite of seismometers.

Quantum Computing: Atomic Clocks Make for Longer-Lasting Qubits

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:48

A decade ago, quantum computing was still something of a parlor game.

AAAS Honors Accomplished Scientists as 2018 Elected Fellows

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:56

The 416 new Fellows include 20 in the Section on Information, Computing & Communication.

China Expands Research Funding, Luring U.S. Scientists And Students

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:35

In 2003, Jay Siegel was up for a new challenge. Siegel was a tenured professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, but he took a job at the University of Zurich.

InSight Is Catching Rays on Mars

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:49

NASA's InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface.

Machine Learning, Meet Quantum Computing

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have constructed the world's first single-layer neural network, known as a perceptron, and induced it to perform simple image processing tasks.

China's Great Wall Is 'Crumbling.' Now Architects Are Using Drones to Save It.

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00

China is deploying drones to scan portions of the Great Wall reportedly too hazardous to cross, compiling information to support its rehabilitation.

How Will We Outsmart AI Liars?

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00

The advancement of machine learning via neural networks is stoking concerns of artificial intelligence being used for mass manipulation and misinformation.

The Looming Crisis in the Internet of Things

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:08

California tries to legislate IoT security.

You Will Be Replaced. Here's How

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 19:46

Route 9 skims by Boston and cuts clear across Massachusetts to Pittsfield, a city of roughly 50,000, the largest in Berkshire County.

NASA’s Mars InSight Mission Lands on Red Planet's Surface

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:31

The InSight lander, NASA's latest foray to the red planet, has landed.

Maryland Test Confirms Drones Can Safely Deliver Human Organs

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00

University of Maryland researchers have tested organ delivery via aerial drone.

A Smartphone, New Software Could Help Save Infants Born Preterm

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00

Duke University researchers have developed an automated method for determining the gestational age of newborns, which could be crucial in saving the lives of premature infants.

Catching Whisky Fakers

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00

Researchers across Europe are applying multiple methods to combat food and beverage counterfeiting.

Brain-Computer Interface Lets Paralyzed People Control Tablet Devices

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00

A brain-computer interface has enabled three people suffering from tetraplegia to control a commercial tablet computer with their thoughts.

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