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Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:00

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person's skin hydration.

IU, NSWC Crane Partnering to Bolster National Defense Through 'Smart Tech' Agreement

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:00

Indiana University  and the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, have entered into a collaborative research agreement to improve military sensor technology.

In Not-Too-Distant Future, Brain Hackers Could Steal Your Deepest Secrets

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:48

In the beginning, people hacked phones.

It's Never 'Groundhog Day' at Jupiter

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:36

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fourth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4:57 a.m. PST (7:57 a.m. EST, 12:57 UTC).

Astronomers Explore Uses for AI-Generated Images

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:33

Volcanoes, monasteries, birds, thistles: the varied images in Jeff Clune's research paper could be his holiday snaps.

A New Approach to 3D Holographic Displays Greatly Improves the Image Quality

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:59

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology say they have developed a three-dimensional holographic display whose performance tops that of existing displays.

Computer Diagnoses Cataracts as Well as Eye Doctors Can

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:59

Scientists at Sun Yat-Sen University in China are using a new artificial neural network to recognize and diagnose congenital cataracts as accurately as eye doctors.

Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:59

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's newest contest challenges participants to build an automated fingerprint collection system that matches the performance of human operators.

NCSES Publishes Latest Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:59

The U.S. National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics has published a report quantifying the underrepresentation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering.

Researchers Develop Heat Driven Transistor

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:59

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden say they have developed a transistor controlled by a heat signal instead of an electrical signal.

Trump Immigration Halt Casts Dark Cloud Over Next IETF Gathering

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:59

The Internet Engineering Task Force's March meeting in Chicago could have a significantly reduced turnout because of the Trump administration's ban on admission into the U.S. of residents of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Inside the 20-Year Quest to Build Computers That Play Poker

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:25

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research raise questions about the threat that bots pose to the online gambling industry.

Secure Quantum Communications

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Data locking experiments provide stepping stones to a possible future in quantum cryptography.

Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Security researchers have identified a technique for installing a backdoor on computer chips, a security flaw that could profoundly change the computing industry.

It's Not the Algorithm, It's the Data

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

In risk assessment and predictive policing, biased data can yield biased results.

For the Next Election, Don't Recount the Vote. Encrypt It

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:55

Let's be honest: The 2016 election wasn’t a sterling display of American democracy.

Study Reveals Substantial Evidence of Holographic Universe

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:55

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.

CSU Professor Starts Club to Combat Stereotypes Against Women in Computer Sciences

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00

The computer science program at Colorado State University is making a concentrated effort to attract female students and create a more diverse and welcoming environment within the department.

$4.3 Million in Research Takes Aim at Devastating Citrus Disease

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00

Clemson University researchers are working on a $4.3-million study aimed at protecting citrus crops from a bacterial disease that has affected at least 10 states.

Berkeley Launches RISELab, Enabling Computers to Make Intelligent Real-Time Decisions

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00

The University of California, Berkeley recently launched the RISELab, which  aims to improve how machines make intelligent decisions based on real-time input.

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