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China's Robot Revolution

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:24

The Chinese Robotics Industry Alliance aims to use robotics and automation to help China become increasingly a high-tech manufacturing nation.

The Data that Transformed AI Research, and Possibly the World

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:38

It's not about the algorithm.

Scientists Build DNA from Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:50

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

Meet UrduScript, the First Urdu-Based Programming Language

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

UrduScript is a new programing language that makes it easier for beginners to learn programming concepts.

CPU Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

Views differ on how central-processing unit architecture will proceed as Moore's Law becomes increasingly irrelevant.

Five Times the Computing Power

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a method to increase by the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed on a field-programmable gate array.

UCLA Research Offers Clearest Evidence of Long-Sought Majorana Particle

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

A research team has uncovered evidence for the existence of the Majorana particle.

AI-Generated Map Predicts Who Will Die Next in 'Game of Thrones'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

A new machine-learning algorithm can predict which characters on "Game of Thrones" will die next.

Chaos Theory Strengthens Digital Locks

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have definitively demonstrated the strength of a 128-bit digital lock for cybersecurity applications.

For Computers, Too, It's Hard to Learn to Speak Chinese

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:32

Researchers often call 2017 the year of the conversational computer in China.

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:29

Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands.

Smart Contact Lenses and Eye Implants Will Give Doctors Medical Insights

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:53

Poets say the eyes are a window to the soul. But biomedical engineers are using the eyes to gain insight into the body.

New Camera Designed by Stanford Researchers Could Improve Robot Vision and Virtual Reality

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:00

A new four-dimensional camera captures almost 140 degrees of information, with implications for robot visual perception and virtual reality.

Neural Nets Model Audience Reactions to Movies

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:00

Disney researchers applied deep-learning neural networks to develop a new way of evaluating movie audiences' reactions using facial expressions.

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed InstantCAD to facilitate interactive real-time editing, enhancement, and optimization of computer-aided design  models via a simpler workflow.

The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:59

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence.

Saturn Surprises As Cassini Continues its Grand Finale

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:12

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding—so far—that the planet's magnetic field has no discernible tilt.

Level Up: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:33

In the early 1950s, just as rock 'n' roll was hinting at social change, the first video games were quietly being designed in the form of technology demonstrations—and a scientist was behind it.

Concerned About Connected Car Privacy? Bluetooth Sensors Used to Track Traffic 

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:22

One big promise of the connected car revolution has been the potential to help clear up traffic problems.

Holograms Taken to New Dimension

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have developed a method to create inexpensive full-color two- and three-dimensional holograms.

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