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Sorry, a Robot Is Not About to Replace Your Lawyer

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:42

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley's next victim.

Chemists Are First in Line for Quantum Computing's Benefits

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:24

This month IBM and Google both said they aim to commercialize quantum computers within the next few years (Google specified five), selling access to the exotic machines in a new kind of cloud service.

How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore's Law

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:48

Microprocessors got smaller, faster, and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains.

Experiments Show Titan Lakes May Fizz with Nitrogen

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:51

A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan might occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles.

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00

Google director of engineering and ACM Fellow Ray Kurzweil this week predicted the technological singularity will arrive by 2045.

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2029

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00

Google director of engineering and ACM Fellow Ray Kurzweil this week predicted the technological singularity will arrive by 2029.

Researchers Present Early Warning System for Mass Cyberattacks

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed an early warning system for massive distributed denial-of-service attacks.

AncestryAI Algorithm Traces Your Family Tree Back More Than 300 Years

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a family tree artificial intelligence algorithm that looks for connections between 5 million baptisms from the end of the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

Why We Need Exascale Computing

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00

Potentially everyone on earth could be affected by the benefits of exascale computing, writes Paul Messina, director of the Argonne National Laboratory's Exascale Project.

Robot Eavesdrops on Men and Women to See How Much They Talk

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have developed a robotic head that analyzes how people interact with each other.

U.S. Science Agencies Face Deep Cuts in Trump Budget

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 09:45

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain.

Creation of Highly Magnetic Material Could Improve Computer Technologies

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:06

Researchers in the U.K. have developed a highly magnetic material that could provide fundamental improvements to the performance of conventional computer technologies.

Cineca's HPC Systems Tackle Italy's Biggest Computing Challenges

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:06

Cineca, the leading Italian high-performance computing consortium, manages a supercomputing resource hub to advance innovations in scientific computing.

So Long Stiffness: Stanford Engineers Use Soup Additive to Create a Stretchable Plastic Electrode

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:06

Stanford University researchers have demonstrated how to take a brittle plastic and modify it chemically to make it much more flexible, while slightly enhancing its electrical conductivity.

Engineers Devise Two-Way Radio on a Single Chip

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:06

Researchers say they have developed a method for transmitting and receiving a radio signal on a single chip.

In Black Box Algorithms We Trust (or Do We?)

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:15

Some issues that arise from the use of algorithms may be due to the data they are fed, rather than their black-box nature.


What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:52

You've heard the hype: The quantum computer revolution is coming. Physicists say these devices will be fast enough to break every encryption method banks use today.

HKBU Scholar Invents World's First 'Lip Password:' A Patented Double Security System for Identity Authentication

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University have developed new technology that utilizes a person's lip motions to create a password.

Is Reliable Artificial Intelligence Possible?

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:00

Artificial intelligence technology should be openly available, according to researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in France.

Why We Should Not Know Our Own Passwords

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:00

There is active research transpiring in the area of unknowable password development.