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Researchers Land $3 Million to Build Cyberattack Defenses

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Clemson University are leading a team of computer experts from five universities to develop new defenses to protect data from computer hacking.

How the Brain Recognizes What the Eye Sees

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:00

Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in the V2 section of the brain respond to natural scenes.

Researchers Image Quasiparticles That Could Lead to Faster Circuits, Higher Bandwidths

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:00

Researchers used spectroscopic studies to record exciton-polaritons as resonance peaks or dips in optical spectra at room temperature.

DeepMind Shows AI Has Trouble Seeing Homer Simpson's Actions

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:00

DeepMind has created a YouTube dataset of 300,000 video clips and 400 human action classes to train its deep-learning algorithms to better identify human activities and behaviors.

Self-Learning Robot Hands

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have developed robot hands that can learn to grasp objects without knowing their characteristics.

The Billion Dollar War Over Maps

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:52

During a test drive near Ford's Michigan headquarters, the team noticed something strange with its self-driving cars.

Everything We Know About Russia's Election-Hacking Playbook

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:10

Just when the cybersecurity world thinks it's found the limits of how far Russian hackers will go to meddle in foreign elections, a new clue emerges that suggests another line has been crossed.

NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:04

NASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers of Mount Sharp on Mars, suggesting that conditions changed in the water environments on the planet over time.

UQ and Partners Taking Computing Out of this World

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:56

Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia are developing next-generation computers for aerospace applications in partnership with Lockheed Martin.

Robot Dog Has an Artificial Woof That Sounds Like the Real Thing

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:56

Researchers say they have developed a vocalization synthesizer that generates biologically fitting sounds for land mammals of any size.

AI 'Good for the World'...Says Ultra-Lifelike Robot

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:56

A lifelike robot named Sophia argued at a United Nations-hosted conference in Switzerland this week that artificial intelligence is ultimately beneficial to mankind.

Robot Cars Can't Count on Us in an Emergency

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:56

Many automotive technologists are skeptical that autonomous cars will be able to trust humans in emergency situations.

AI Gets So-So Grade in Chinese University Entrance Exam

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:56

An artificial intelligence machine completed the math section of China's annual university entrance exam faster than human students, but with a below-average grade.

The Mathematicians Who Want to Save Democracy

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 09:56

Leaning back in his chair, Jonathan Mattingly swings his legs up onto his desk, presses a key on his laptop and changes the results of the 2012 elections in North Carolina.

If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:45

Imagine someone told you to draw a pig and a truck.

How Google Copes When Even It Can't Afford Enough Gear

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:40

Urs Hölzle has a big job.

NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore 'Ambitious' Ideas

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:11

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected three teams of researchers to pursue ideas for creating components of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

App Uses Smartphone Compass to Prevent Voice Hacking

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:11

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a smartphone application designed to stop voice hacking.

Robots Will Be More Useful if They are Made to Lack Confidence

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:11

University of California, Berkeley researchers are developing an artificial intelligence system that seeks and accepts human oversight.

Computer-Aided Imaging Technique Could Reduce Risk of Second Breast Cancer Surgery

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:11

A new computer-aided diagnostic technique combines imaging with artificial intelligence to detect the difference between cancerous and benign cells.