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Computers Crack the Code of Pop-Song Success: It Helps to Be 'Happy' and 'Female'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00

University of California, Irvine researchers analyzed the properties of more than 500,000 songs released over three decades to extract the most popular ones.

Making Carbon Nanotubes as Usable as Common Plastics

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00

Northwestern University's Jiaxing Huang is using a simple solvent to disperse carbon nanotubes at record concentrations without additives or volatile chemical reactions.

Interpol's New Software Will Recognize Criminals by Their Voices

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00

The International Criminal Police Organization is assessing software that matches samples of speech in phone calls or social media to voice recordings in a law enforcement database.

First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00

Engineers at the University of Washington have created the first wireless, insect-sized flying robot.

Artificial Intelligence Improves Stroke, Dementia Diagnoses in Brain Scans

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00

Software developed by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. has helped enhance stroke and dementia diagnosis.

Alphabet's Jigsaw Offers Political Campaigns Free DDoS Protection

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00

Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, is offering U.S. political organizations a free tool to defend against distributed denial-of-device attacks.

The Surprising Return of the Repo Man

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:14

The computer in the spotter car shouted "Hide!," and repo agent Derek Lewis knew that meant to keep driving like nothing had happened.

Gilles Brassard to Receive the Wolf Prize in Physics

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:59

Brassard, a cryptologist, is the co-winner of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Physics, which he is sharing with Charles Bennett of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

It Takes a Single Autonomous Car to Prevent Phantom Traffic Jams

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:09

Honk if you've heard this one before: Autonomous and connected cars will make driving less of a drudge by handling the stop-n-go mundanity of your commute for you.

NASA Asks Scientists How Its Lander Should Look for Life on Europa

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:59

NASA is in various stages of planning two multi-billion dollar missions to Jupiter's intriguing, ice-covered moon of Europa.

New Device Could Increase Battery Life of Electronic Devices by More Than a Hundred-Fold

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a material that could extend battery life and reduce the heat generation of battery-powered electronic devices.

Making Radio Chips for Hell

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00

A new wireless radio mixer integrated circuit can operate at temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius.

In a First, Students Will Be Able to Major in AI at CMU

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00

Carnegie Mellon University this fall will launch the first undergraduate degree program in artificial intelligence in the U.S.

AI Generates New Doom Levels for Humans to Play

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy have found it is possible to have a deep learning algorithm create compelling new game levels in Doom automatically.

An Electronic Rescue Dog

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00

ETH Zurich researchers in Switzerland have created technology that can detect human metabolic emissions, which could potentially aid search and rescue teams.

The Most Important Inventor You've Never Heard Of

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:41

When The Economist called Stanford Ovshinsky "the Edison of our age," the name might have been unfamiliar to most people, but the comparison was apt.

AI Made These Paintings

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:20

In Bloomberg Businessweek's annual Sooner Than You Think issue, artificial intelligence is also driving cars, making money, exploring oceans … and freaking people out.

Apple and Its Rivals Bet Their Futures on These Men's Dreams

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:34

Over the past five years, artificial intelligence has gone from perennial vaporware to one of the technology industry's brightest hopes.

In Silicon Valley, Chinese 'Accelerators' Aim to Bring Startups Home

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:25

Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China.

Penn Staters Create Smart Mirror to Match Tech With Beauty in Global Competition

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00

Three Pennsylvania State University researchers will participate this week in the world finals of the 2018 L'Oreal Brandstorm contest in Paris.