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One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a three-dimensionally-printable synthetic muscle with innate expansion ability that does not need an external compressor or high voltage equipment.

Researchers Claim They Just Invented the 'Ultimate' Method for Quantum Computing

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00

Akira Furusawa and Shuntaro Takeda at the University of Tokyo in Japan say they have developed the "ultimate" quantum computing method.

Goodbye, Login. Hello, Heart Scan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00

A new computer security system uses heart dimensions for identification.

Colleges Move to Close Gender Gap in Science

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00

U.S. colleges and universities are aggressively courting more women to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.

New Type of Supercomputer Could Be Based on 'Magic Dust' Combination of Light and Matter

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00

A joint U.K.-Russian research team has demonstrated the use of quantum particles called polaritons, combining light and matter, to solve complex problems.

The Coming Software Apocalypse

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:17

There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service.

Intel's New Chip Design Takes Pointers from Your Brain

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:59

If you're asked to guess the emotion of someone in a video clip, neurons in your brain will exchange information in a flurry of electronic spikes.

Underwater 'Ironman' Jetpack Lets You Swim Faster Than Michael Phelps

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:54

Two Silicon Valley engineers had an ambitious goal: Create an underwater, Ironman-inspired jetpack capable of propelling someone through water faster than Michael Phelps on his best day in the pool.

Atlanta and Georgia Tech Roll Out Smart City Projects

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:28

Atlanta is introducing smart city transportation and public safety projects.

NSF Awards IU $4 Million to Advance Medical Nanotechnology

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:28

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Indiana University a five-year, $4-million grant to simulate the interactions between nanoscale devices and biological tissues.

The Growing Cybersecurity Risk of 'Smart' Homes

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:28

Carnegie Mellon University professor Jason Hong warns the connectivity of smart homes via Internet of Things technologies could raise cybersecurity risks for homeowners.

Supercomputing in Space

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:03

Off-the-shelf computer components were "hardened" to the extremes of space with layers of "detection, correction, and protection."

The Drug-Maker's Guide to the Galaxy

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:10

In 2016, the pharmaceutical firm Sunovion gave a group of seasoned employees an unusual assignment.

Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence?

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:44

In the 2009 movie Star Trek, Captain Kirk and Sulu plummeted down toward the planet Vulcan without a parachute. "Beam us up, beam us up!" Kirk shouted in desperation.

Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:22

Take a video of a birthday cake's candles sparkling in an Instagram story, then tap the sticker button. Near the top of the list you'll see a slice of birthday cake.

Real or Fake? Creating Fingers to Protect Identities

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

Michigan State University researchers have designed and created a fake finger containing multiple properties of human skin.

Robot Judges? Edmonton Research Crafting Artificial Intelligence for Courts

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

University of Alberta professor Randy Goebel's team in Canada is working with researchers in Japan to develop artificial intelligence software for legal reasoning.

A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are constructing a device "inspired by the brain to generate the properties that enable the brain to do what it does."

Internet Rulemaking Is Going to Get More Complicated

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

A new report warns of cybersecurity measures undermining personal rights and freedoms through censorship and other means if "multilateral" government policies continue.

As More Women Enter STEM Fields, Difficulties Remain

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

A new report suggests women may be more inclined to drop out of certain STEM fields when they get low grades in stereotypically male disciplines..