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First In-Home Test of Brain-Computer Communication by ALS Patients Offers Promise Amidst Challenges

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have demonstrated the reliability of a brain-computer interface that gives patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a means to communicate by thought.

Silicon Valley Takes a (Careful) Step Toward Autonomous Flying

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:00

Several Silicon Valley startups are developing technology that can be applied to small helicopters and other passenger aircraft to allow for autonomous flight.

The New Science of Seeing Around Corners

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:05

While vacationing on the coast of Spain in 2012, the computer vision scientist Antonio Torralba noticed stray shadows on the wall of his hotel room that didn't seem to have been cast by anything.

AI Can Make High-Definition Fake Videos From Just a Simple Sketch

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:00

Nvidia and MIT researchers collaborated on open source software that can convert simple animated line drawings into realistic fake videos in 2K resolution.

A New Coded Caching Scheme to Improve Online Video Delivery

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a method for coded caching that enhances delivery of popular video content online.

Researchers Discover Computer Screens Emit Sounds That Reveal Data

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have discovered a computer version of synesthesia that can be used to identify data displayed on a monitor by listening to high-pitched tones the screen emits.

This Lens-less Camera Is Built Specially for AI and Computer Vision Programs

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:20

Cameras used to be their own devices with lenses and film and trips to the drug store to get the pictures developed. Then, they disappeared into phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles.

AI Holds the Better Hand

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Exploiting the techniques of game theory to come up with the superior poker hand.

Robotic Implants

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Scientists are developing tiny medical machines that stretch the definition of the term "robot."

Borders in the Cloud

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

New data protection laws raise questions about whether certain jurisdictions are trying to thwart the ability of foreign governments to obtain data on their citizens.

Artificial Intelligence Nails Predictions of Earthquake Aftershocks

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 16:08

A machine-learning study that analysed hundreds of thousands of earthquakes beat the standard method at predicting the location of aftershocks.

If Military Robot Falls, It Can Get Itself Up

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have developed software to ensure that if a military robot falls to the ground, it can right itself.

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Takes First Picture of Distant Rock It Will Visit

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:53

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft still has 100 million miles to go, but it has taken its first snapshot of the space rock that will be its date for New Year's Day 2019.

Is Genomic Privacy Possible?

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:41

Genomic research has led to remarkable insights and medical breakthroughs, but it also represents serious privacy risks.

Meet the Rose Hip Cell, a New Kind of Neuron

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:39

It's been more than a century since Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal won the Nobel Prize for illustrating the way neurons allow you to walk, talk, think, and be.

AI-Human Partnerships Tackle 'Fake News'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:54

During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, inaccurate and misleading articles burned through social networks.

How AI Can Be a Force for Good

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:04

For the well-being of humanity, it is crucial that the power of artificial intelligence is used as a force of good.

AI Can Predict If Your Musical Taste Is More Ice T...or Vanilla Ice

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:33

Researchers have developed a system that uses machine learning algorithms and psychological models to infer a person's "musical sophistication."

University of Illinois Researchers Develop Method to Cancel Noise Without Ear-Blocking Headphones

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:33

The University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory has developed a noise-cancelling technique that does not require ear canal-blocking headphones.

Control System Simulator Helps Operators Learn to Fight Hackers

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:33

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a simulator that helps to secure industrial control systems against hackers.

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