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Sensors Embedded in Sports Equipment Could Provide Real-Time Analytics to Your Smartphone

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are experimenting with Internet of Things devices that can be embedded into sports equipment, as well as in wearable devices, to make data analytics more accessible to the sports industry.

Inside the Far-Out Glass Lab

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00

Engineers at Corning's research lab in New York are developing new materials in their quest to expand the capabilities of glass.

The Internet and Your Brain Are More Alike Than You Think

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have found parallels between an Internet algorithm and human brain activity that improve the understanding of engineered and neural networks.

Automated Rescue

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00

The Texas A&M University Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue builds robots that can work with first responders in search-and-rescue operations.

New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a program that could make it more difficult for observers to track any single bitcoin transaction.

UTS to Launch Programming Environment for the Quantum Era

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia say they will soon unveil a quantum-era programming environment at the UTS Center for Quantum Software and Information.

Scientists Shortlist Three Landing Sites for Mars 2020

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:01

Participants in a landing site workshop for NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation.

AI Learns to Solve Quantum State of Many Particles at Once

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:47

The same type of artificial intelligence that mastered the ancient game of Go could help wrestle with the amazing complexity of quantum systems containing billions of particles.

Yale Will Rename Calhoun College to Honor 'Trailblazing' Alum Grace Murray Hopper

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:45

Hopper was an early computer scientist who foresaw the importance technology would have in daily life.

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:30

Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could result in greater unemployment.

Long-Awaited Mathematics Proof Could Help Scan Earth's Innards

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:09

Mathematicians say that they have solved a major, decades-old problem in geometry: how to reconstruct the inner structure of a mystery object 'X' from knowing only how fast waves travel between any two points on its boundar

We Finally Have a Computer that Can Survive the Surface of Venus

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:28

Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system.

NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:45

Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland's ice sheet is melting from below

A Healthy Approach?

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:44

A new wave of consumer-centric connected fitness and health-related devices is changing healthcare.

Internet 'Playground' Trials New Tech to Deliver Smart Cities

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. are working on the Initiate project, which aims to set up an "Internet playground" to test new kinds of Internet infrastructure on a national scale.

Pioneering Chip Extends Sensors' Battery Life

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00

Engineers have developed an inexpensive, ultra-low-power computer chip that can extend the battery life of sensors.

Being Black in Tech Can Cost You $10K a Year

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00

African-American technology workers receive an average $10,000 less annually than whites in New York and San Francisco, according to a survey from the Hired online job marketplace.

Stanford's Women in Data Science Conference Reaches Worldwide Audience

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00

The second annual Women in Data Science conference, held last week at Stanford University in California by the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, attracted a global audience.

Kingston University to Explore How Drones, Smart Wristbands, and Cameras Could Transform Future of Concert Security

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00

Researchers will investigate how networked drones, smart wristbands, and body-mounted video cameras could enhance concert security.

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:58

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end of the world.