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FCC Votes to Start Rolling Back Landmark Net Neutrality Rules

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:09

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin undoing a key decision from the Obama era that could relax regulations on Internet providers.

Machine Learning Algorithms Re-Create City in 3D Using Only Image Data

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00

Varcity is a new platform that collects massive amounts of image data of a city and uses algorithms to automatically create a three-dimensional model of it.

Cinematography on the Fly

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are working to improve the performance of autonomous drones in capturing video for movies.

This Spy App Can See If You've Visited Whistleblowing Sites on the Dark Web

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00

New spyware can determine whether online users have visited whistleblowing sites on the Dark Web.

Imec Demonstrates Self-Learning Neuromorphic Chip That Composes Music

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have created the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip, based on OxRAM technology, that demonstrates the ability to compose music.

Microrobots Inspired by Nature

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed microrobots that mimic the rowing action of the cilia present in the single-celled paramecium.

What This Apple-Picking Robot Means for the Future of Farm Workers

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:31

Robots are replacing human workers at a faster pace than any other point in history. Most of these robots are in factories, but a new kind of mechanized worker has hit apple orchards.

A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:51

The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:00

The father of the Internet looks back at the last 50 years, and ahead to what faces IT.

Patching the Electric Grid

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:24

Electric grids worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack as new technologies like smart meters and analytical software are added to them, with mature systems like North America's at particular risk, according to the World Energy Council.

Bigger Is Better: Quantum Volume Expresses Computer's Limit 

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:38

The race to build the first useful quantum computer continues apace. And, like all races, there are decisions to be made, including the technology each competitor must choose.

Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy With Computer Simulations and Data Analysis

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a unique mathematical model to probe interactions between prostate tumors and common cancer immunotherapies.

Google's AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00

Google researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to produce entirely new sounds.

Disney Research Transforms Movie-Quality Animations for Interactive Viewing

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00

Disney researchers say they have developed a process that transforms high-resolution animated content into a novel video format to enable immersive viewing.

SDSC's Comet Helps Replicate Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00

Researchers used the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Comet system in applying a novel algorithm to replicate neural pathways for controlling limb movement.

Your Face Can Get You More than Just Toilet Paper in China

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:42

Now a number of female students at one of the country's top universities can use their face to open doors, according to news reports.

Solid-State Batteries to Support the Growth of IoT

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:27

Compared to lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries don't have the potential to burn or explode, and they can recharge via energy harvesting.

NASA Asks Scientific Community to Think on Possible Europa Lander Instruments

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:23

NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

Should the Government Keep Stockpiling Software Bugs?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:57

As the dust settles from the global ransomware attack that has crippled systems in more than 150 countries since Friday, the U.S. government's shadowy process for collecting and disclosing software vulnerabilities is again under scrutiny.

How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'Practical and Usable'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded Galois $1 million to make fully homomorphic encryption available to programmers.