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Supercomputers to Replace Particle Accelerators?

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:39

Moving beyond the need for physical experiments.

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

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:28

Four of the best professional poker players in the world spent most of January holed up at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, losing.

Google's Go-Playing Machine Opens the Door to Robots that Learn

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 18:08

Two robotic arms face two closed doors. Both reach forward and miss the door handles entirely.

Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail 

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 14:37

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris.

Finding Credibility Clues on Twitter

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built a language model that identifies words and phrases that lead to strong or weak perceived levels of credibility on Twitter.

Unhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have found unhappy developers adversely affect the development process and software products.

Vanishing Point: The Rise of the Invisible Computer

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00

Experts agree the steady advances of computer chip transistor shrinkage--faster chip speeds, greater efficiency, and less-expensive manufacturing--will soon reach their physical limits.

Smart City Transport Systems

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a machine-learning program to accurately recreate and predict public transport use based on the distribution of land use and amenities in Singapore.

I Can See Clearly Now

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00

University of Utah researchers have created "smart glasses" with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust focus on what a person is seeing, whether it is far away or nearby.

U.S. Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language program aims to give researchers and analysts a tool to help them search for documents in their field of concern in any of the more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide.

Tech Scrambles After Trump Issues Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:41

President Donald Trump's broad executive order to restrict visas and refugees particularly from Muslim countries left tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft scrambling on Saturday to safeguard their employees and register their opposition with the White House.

Quantum Computers Versus Hackers, Round One. Fight!

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 16:22

This week D-Wave, a leader in the nascent field of quantum computing, unveiled its latest machine, D-Wave 2000Q, as well as its first customer: a cybersecurity firm called Total Digital Security.

Top TechNews Stories of 2016

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:39

Readers voted with their clicks.

A New Test for Life on Other Planets

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 14:22

A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.

China Can Help Drive Global Progress in Quantum Computing

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00

2000 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Andrew Chi-Chih Yao says China could potentially take a global lead in quantum computing innovation.

New Project to Boost Sat Nav Positioning Accuracy Anywhere in the World

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00

The University of Nottingham in the U.K. will participate in a four-year project using Global Navigation Satellite Systems to establish an architecture for the world's most accurate real-time positioning service.

A Computer Program That Learns How to Save Fuel

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00

Artificial intelligence may one day be able to help cars use energy more efficiently.

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers New Insight Into Biophysics of Cancer

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have used a machine-learning artificial intelligence platform to predict three reagents that produced a previously unseen cancer-like phenotype in tadpoles.

Supercool Electrons

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:00

The Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan is researching a potential system for quantum computing, using electrons floating on liquid helium.

Monero, the Drug Dealer's Cryptocurrency of Choice, Is on Fire

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:46

For the cryptocurrency community, 2016 was a very good year.