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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.

IARPA Announces Map of the World Challenge for Satellite Imagery

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched the functional Map of the World Challenge.

DARPA Calls for Post-Moore Ideas

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Electronics Resurgence Initiative aims to cultivate partnerships and advance progress of post-Moore's Law technologies.

Opening the Lid on Criminal Sentencing Software

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are using machine learning to train computers to build statistical models that can predict future criminal behavior.

Who Will Control the Swarm?

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Stanford University believe future device swarms will operate via centralized management.

Bikes May Have to Talk to Self-Driving Cars for Safety's Sake

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:00

Researchers envision bicycles communicating with autonomous vehicles so the latter can predict cyclists' movements.

The Emerging Science of Computational Psychiatry

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:49

Machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the study and understanding of mental illness.

Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:14

In 2015, Monocle magazine, a favorite read of the global hipsterati, published an enthusiastic report on Lawrenceville, the former blue-collar neighborhood here filled with cafes, hyped restaurants and brick rowhouses being renovated by flippers.

How Checkers Was Solved

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:24

The story of a duel between two men, one who dies, and the nature of the quest to build artificial intelligence.

From Mars Rover: Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:38

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a large crater's rim.

We Could Build a Galactic Internet but It May Take 300,000 Years

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:25

If there are advanced alien civilizations in the Milky Way, we ought to be thinking about how to say hello to our neighbours.

China's Got a Huge Artificial Intelligence Plan

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:18

China aims to make the artificial intelligence industry a "new, important" driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan issued by the State Council.

Robot Physical Therapist Helps People Walk Again After a Stroke

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:00

A new smart harness uses artificial intelligence to help people regain their mobility following certain neurological injuries.

MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portable

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:00

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing a neural network designed specifically to work on mobile devices.

Deer Caught in the Headlights? Your Car May Soon See Them

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:00

Automakers are working to develop systems that would enable self-driving cars to avoid hitting large animals such as deer.

Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed.

DeepMind's Founder Says to Build Better Computer Brains, We Need to Look at Our Own

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:07

After decades in the wilderness, AI has swaggered back onto center stage.

Beijing Wants AI to Be Made in China by 2030

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:52

The country laid out a development plan on Thursday to become the world leader in A.I. by 2030.

New Algorithm, Metrics Improve Autonomous Underwater Vehicles' Energy Efficiency

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have built a framework for autonomous underwater vehicles that enables the machines to plan energy-efficient trajectories.

Titan Simulations Show Importance of Close Two-Way Coupling Between Human and Earth Systems

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have used supercomputers to integrate massive codes that combine physical and biological processes in the Earth system with feedback from human activity.

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