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Portable Device Fears Show Power of Social Development

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:00

How do small screens impact young minds?

Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:55

Scientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.

As Scrutiny Of Social Networks Grows, Influence Attacks Continue In Real Time

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:36

The presidential election is long past, but online attacks aimed at shaping the U.S. information environment have kept right on coming.

Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

Google engineering director Ray Kurzweil says artificial intelligence will be far more beneficial than harmful in the long term.

The Coming Software Apocalypse

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

A group of coders is trying to work past the abstract approach to programming.

U.S. Coalesces Plans for First Exascale Supercomputer

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

The delivery date for the U.S.'s first exascale supercomputing system, Aurora, has been extended from 2018 to 2021, while its target capability has been enlarged from to 1 exaflop.

The 3D Selfie Is Here

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

A new Web application can render a two-dimensional facial image as a three-dimensional construct.

'Superhero' Robot Wears Different Outfits for Different Tasks

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00

Primer is a shape-shifting robot that can reconfigure itself into different exoskeletal "outfits" to perform distinct tasks.

Companies Are Once Again Storing Data on Tape, Just In Case

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:14

Companies are returning to tape as a medium for storing data as hackers get smarter about penetrating defenses.

NASA Damage Map Aids Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:19

A NASA-produced map showing areas of eastern Puerto Rico that were likely damaged by Hurricane Maria has been provided to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black Holes

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:44

In another step forward for the rapidly expanding universe of invisible astronomy, scientists said on Wednesday that on Aug. 14 they had recorded the space-time reverberations known as gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of black holes 1.8 billion light years away from here.

Lehigh University Engineers Create Computer Program That Is Saving the State Prison System Millions of Dollars

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:12

Researchers have developed an algorithm expected to save Pennsylvania's prison system $2.9 million annually by accelerating the process of determining where prisoners are incarcerated.

Click Beetles Inspire Design of Self-Righting Robots

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:12

Researchers are studying click beetles to understand how the insects jump without using their limbs when tipped onto their backsides.

Computer Science and Engineering Researcher Teams With Industry to Provide Facial Recognition Technology

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:12

A University of Texas at Arlington professor is working to evaluate existing deep-learning methods for face detection and facial recognition.

ASU Team Takes Cyberbullying App Public

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:12

Researchers at Arizona State University have publicly released their BullyBlocker smartphone application.

The Value of Free STEM and Coding Bootcamps

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:49

What do students get for their participation?

Gigantic Ice Spikes on Pluto Trace Climate

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:12

Pluto's Bladed Terrain is just as welcoming as the name sounds. The landscape type, which is found only in the high elevation areas around the dwarf planet's equator, is covered in fields of giant spikes of ice as tall as the Eiffel Tower, with peaks spaced a couple of miles part.

As N. Korea Threatens Nuclear Missile Test, Are U.S. Ballistic Defenses Ready? 

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 17:09

After suffering yet another round of sanctions, as well as a provocative UN speech and further sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korea's leaders have hinted that more ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests are to come—including a possible atmospheric nuclear test launched on a ballistic missile.

Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and Unemployment, Says UN

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:15

The UN has warned that robots could destabilise the world ahead of the opening of a headquarters in The Hague to monitor developments in artificial intelligence.

Microsoft's New Coding Language Is Made for Quantum Computers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00

Microsoft is integrating traditional programming languages into a new language that could be used to code instructions for quantum computers.