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The Cybersecurity Risks U.S. Election Systems Face Heading Into the 2018 Elections

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00

Cybersecurity experts are warning of U.S. voting systems' vulnerability to cyberthreats going into the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections.

Virtual Top Hats Allow Swarming Robots to Fly in Tight Formation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a team of autonomous flying robots that do not collide or undercut each other.

Scientists Propose Better Battery System for Smart Home Use

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have proposed a novel programming solution to optimize power consumption in batteries for use in smart homes.

The Bizarre Quantum Test That Could Keep Your Data Secure

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have been testing the existence of quantum entanglement for several years.

Under Cyberattack: UH Researchers Look at How to Catch a 'Phisher'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are studying why phishing attacks are so successful in an attempt to develop the next generation of email filters.

The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:46

If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets.

China, Addicted to Bootleg Software, Reels From Ransomware Attack

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:26

China is home to the world's largest group of internet users, a thriving online technology scene and rampant software piracy that encapsulates its determination to play by its own set of digital rules.

3D-Printed 'Bionic Skin' Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:48

Researchers have developed a new process for three-dimensionally printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could enable robots to feel their environment.

Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:48

A new study demonstrates strong public and expert skepticism of warnings about artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence Course Creates AI Teaching Assistant

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:48

A team of researchers has developed a virtual teacher's assistant, called Jill Watson, using technologies from IBM's Watson platform.

Going Retro With Rube

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:30

Old-time machine contest fosters STEM creativity.

Charles Babbage left a computer program in Turin in 1840. Here it is.

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:32

In autumn of 1840, Charles Babbage arrived in Turin for a meeting of Italian scientists, where he gave the only public explanation of the workings of his "Analytical Engine."

Seeing with Your Tongue

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:29

The climbers at Earth Treks gym, in Golden, Colorado, were warming up: stretching, strapping themselves into harnesses, and chalking their hands as they prepared to scale walls stippled with multicolored plastic holds.

The Benefits of Old Age (for Transistors)

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:16

In case you didn't know, the transistors in your computer's processor, your smartphone's memory, and your car's autobrake system get old.

Better Screenings Through Artificial Intelligence

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have developed a cervical cancer screening technique that could perform as well as, or better than, traditional screening methods at a greatly reduced cost.

Stanford Researchers Develop Crowdsourcing Software to Convene Rapid, On-Demand 'Flash Organizations'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00

New software integrates crowdsourcing's flexibility and the benefits of on-demand specialists to form "flash organizations."

Internet of Things Made Simple: One Sensor Package Does Work of Many

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a plug-in sensor package that tracks multiple phenomena in a room.

FSU Technology Cracks, Fixes Passwords

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00

New software evaluates the strength of a password by trying to break it.

Computer Accurately Identifies and Delineates Breast Cancers on Digital Tissue Slides

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say a new deep-learning computer network is 100% accurate in identifying the presence of invasive forms of breast cancer in whole biopsy slides.

Researchers Develop Transistors That Can Switch Between Two Stable Energy States

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have constructed optical and electrical bistable outputs from a single transistor.