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Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:01

As NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft were changing our understanding of the solar system, they also spurred a leap in spacecraft communications.

Deception Tech Helps to Thwart Hackers' Attacks

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:13

In World War II, the Allies employed all kinds of sneaky tricks to deceive their enemies into thinking they had more troops and weapons at their disposal than they actually had.

Storing Data in DNA Brings Nature Into the Digital Universe

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Washington currently hold the record for the amount of information stored in and retrieved from DNA molecules.

How Neural Networks Are Transforming the World of Translation

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

Imperial College London professor Erol Gelenbe says artificial neural networks can ease language translation by executing a three-step process.

'Anonymous' Browsing Data Can Be Easily Exposed, Researchers Reveal

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

A German journalist and data scientist say they were able to easily obtain the "anonymous" online browsing information of more than 3 million Germans.

4D Movies Capture People in Clothing, Creating Realistic Virtual Try-on

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

ClothCapture is new technology that can digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a three-dimensional digital platform, and dress virtual avatars with it.

Automatic Image Retouching on Your Phone

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a cellphone-based system that can automatically retouch images.

Looking to the Future Through the First Autonomous Artificial Iris

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have created an artificial iris that can react to light to the same degree as a human eye.

These Radio Telescopes See Almost to the Beginning of Time

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:27

There are few places in the world that can accommodate a radio telescope.

Ukraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:09

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password.

Living Computers: RNA Circuits Transform Cells Into Nanodevices

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a method for harnessing living cells to perform computations using self-assembling designer RNA circuits.

Designing Computer Software of the Future

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have demonstrated that quantum computing could be useful for speeding up the solutions to "semidefinite programs."

To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Salesforce have developed a method that could improve the performance of modern language programs.

To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:30

The toughest thing to convey to newcomers at the DefCon Voting Village in Las Vegas this weekend? Just how far they could go with hacking voting machines set up on site.

Parking Smart

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 11:25

Using technology to make parking easier.

NASA's Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:44

Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier.

How AI Detectives are Cracking Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:13

Loosely modeled after the brain, deep neural networks are spurring innovation across science.

Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here's How to Move It Forward.

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:02

To get computers to think like humans, we need a new artificial intelligence paradigm, one that places "top down" and "bottom up" knowledge on equal footing.

Hacker-Proof Coding

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 00:00

Software verification helps find the faults, preventing hacks.

Why Virtual Reality Will Transform a Workplace Near You

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 00:00

A clutch of companies are changing how work gets done---by using virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.