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Pinning Down Abuse on Google Maps

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00

A collaboration between researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Google has enabled the Internet company to reduce the number of fraudulent businesses in Google Maps by 70%.

Twin Research Reveals Which Facial Features Are Most Controlled by Genetics

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at King's College London in the U.K. reviewed three-dimensional facial simulations of about 1,000 female twins, and found the shapes of specific facial features were highly shaped by genetics.

UT Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are developing a scaled-down robotic version of a cheetah that uses only about 15% more energy than the real animal.

What Netflix Can Teach Us About Treating Cancer

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00

Johns Hopkins University professor Elana Fertig details her research to enhance precision medicine in cancer, using the techniques developed for finding patterns in Netflix movie ratings.

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation' 

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:48

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is departing "Cape Tribulation," a crater-rim segment it has explored since late 2014, southbound for its next destination, "Perseverance Valley."

Harry Huskey, Pioneering Computer Scientist, Is Dead at 101

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:31

Huskey was a pioneering computer scientist who worked on early computing systems, and later helped universities around the world establish computer centers and computer science programs.

50 Years Ago, a Computer Pioneer Got a New York Subway Race Rolling

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:39

Fifty years ago, Peter Samson, one of the inventors of Spacewar, considered the world's first video game, began another craze underground.

'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:15

Raul Polit Casillas grew up around fabrics. His mother is a fashion designer in Spain, and, at a young age, he was intrigued by how materials are used for design.

Find Out If a Robot Will Take Your Job 

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:07

At a community college in upstate New York, 12 cafeteria workers recently learned that they will lose their jobs—and be replaced by self-serve machines.

Pattern Discovery Over Pattern Recognition: A New Way for Computers to See

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:12

Researchers are designing machine-learning systems to enable supercomputers to identify large-scale atmospheric structures in climate data.

Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:12

Researchers have found that motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner.

Cyber Threat Info Sharing Made Easier

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:12

The next iteration of the Structured Threat Information eXchange machine-to-machine cyberthreat information-sharing language is nearing completion.

Researchers Harness Heat to Power Computers

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:12

Researchers say they have developed a nano-thermal-mechanical device that could help computers use heat as an alternative energy source.

From Coal to Code

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:09

Coal miners find new lives as programmers.

Could the US Take Out North Korea's Missiles Before Launch?

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:49

A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea's missile capabilities via hacking.

Internet Atlas Maps the Physical Internet to Enhance Security

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have developed the first-ever detailed worldwide map of the Internet.

Can a Supercomputing Algorithm Kill Gerrymandering?

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00

A new supercomputing algorithm can determine whether state legislative districts have been unfairly drawn, with the potential of reshaping U.S. electoral politics.

Deep Learning Tells Giraffes From Gazelles in the Serengeti

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00

Researchers used a database of 3.2 million photos to train a deep-learning system to distinguish between 48 animal species.

Scientists Develop a Novel Algorithm Inspired by Bee Colonies to Help Dismantling Criminal Social Networks

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed an algorithm designed to counter both physical and virtual threats to social networks.

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