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Tech vs. Trump War Over Immigration Intensifies

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 09:53

Shortly after his election victory, Donald Trump assembled executives from tech giants including Amazon, Apple and Google for a meeting at Trump Tower meant to mend fences with the industry, pledging: "We're going to be there for you."

Artificial Intelligence Helps Identify Effective Cancer Drug Combinations

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:00

Researchers at Cornell University have found artificial intelligence can help scientists predict what combinations of existing drugs could combat different types of cancer.

Researchers From the UGR Develop a New Software Which Adapts Medical Technology to See the Interior of a Sculpture

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:00

Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have developed software that adapts conventional medical technology, enabling it to analyze the interior of sculptures.

Complex 3D Data on All Devices

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:00

A new Web-based software platform supports three-dimensional data visualization on any connected device, optimizing the use of virtual reality in industry.

Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:00

ACM has announced it will celebrate 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," with a high-profile conference to be held June 23-24 in San Francisco.

Volunteers Archive Government Data, Worry Trump Administration Could Cut Access

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:00

Volunteers are working to archive public databases hosted by U.S. government agencies because they are worried access to the data could be cut off by the Trump administration.

China Claims Supercomputer Powers Surpasses U.S., Europe

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:00

The processing power of China's Tianhe supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin exceeds that of its U.S. and European counterparts, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

China's Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:03

Robert O. Work, the veteran defense official retained as deputy secretary by President Trump, calls them his "A.I. dudes."

Cosmic Test Backs 'Quantum Spookiness'

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 14:21

A version of an iconic experiment to confirm quantum theory has for the first time used the light of distant stars to bolster the case for a phenomenon that Albert Einstein referred to as "spooky action at a distance".

Could Your Robot Go to Work Instead of You?

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 14:04

Getting yourself out of bed and into work can feel like one of the toughest parts of the day.

Paralyzed Patients Communicate Thoughts Via Brain-Computer Interface

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

A new noninvasive brain-computer interface has enabled researchers in the U.K. to communicate with patients who are totally paralyzed and unable to talk.

Holograms From Sci-Fi Movies May Soon Become Reality

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have developed a device that could generate the highest-quality holographic images ever produced and may lead to imaging technologies similar to those seen in science fiction films.

Atlanta Falcons to Win Super Bowl, Says Pitt Researcher

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

The Atlanta Falcons will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51, according to University of Pittsburgh researchers.

Wearable AI System Can Detect a Conversation's Tone

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that utilizes a wearable device and artificial intelligence to detect whether the tone of a conversation is happy, sad, or neutral.

Israeli Scientist Wins Japan Prize for Cryptography Work

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

Adi Shamir, a professor at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, is one of three winners of the 2017 Japan Prize.

Federal Workers Turn to Encryption to Thwart Trump

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:15

Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking for other, protected ways to push back against the new administration's agenda.

Universe Neither Confirms Nor Denies Its Holographic Nature

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:18

Cosmology is a funny kind of science. 

Pollsters' Failures Signal Need for Changes

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:11

For opinion researchers, the unexpected outcomes of the Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election signals it is time to reassess the kinds of data they gather and how they analyze and present it.

UM Researchers Awarded for Using Big Data in Medical Studies

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:00

The University of Michigan is receiving $3 million in funding from the Michigan Institute for Data Sciences to support three projects that will address issues in health and genetics using big data techniques.

Army, Industry Computer Scientists Gather for 'Hackathon'

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NSCTA) recently held the first hackathon at the Adelphi Laboratory Center in Maryland.

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