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Juno Shatters Scientists' Jupiter Theories in Just 365 Days

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:25

Last July 4th, NASA's Juno spacecraft slowed its record breaking pace just enough to get caught in the pull of Jupiter's gravity.

How Building Baseline Video Analytics via Crowdsourcing Can Lead to Safer Streets

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

The city of Bellevue, WA, is collaborating with Microsoft, the University of Washington, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers on the Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero project.

By Teaching Computers to Track Asteroids, UW Scientists May Save the Earth

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) are participating in a project to track asteroids so collisions with Earth can be predicted and averted.

A New Method Could Enable More Stable and Scalable Quantum Computing, Penn Physicists Report

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have discovered a new topological material that may enable more stable and scalable quantum computing.

Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles of Art

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have modified a generative adversarial network to create an artificial intelligence program that produces images in unconventional styles.

This Cellphone Can Make Calls Even Without a Battery

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a prototype cellphone that functions without a battery, drawing power from the surrounding environment.

Hey Siri, an Ancient Algorithm May Help You Grasp Metaphors

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have found digital assistants could one day learn the algorithms humans have used for centuries to create and understand metaphorical language.

Single-Cell Sequencing Made Simple

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:56

Single-cell biology is a hot topic these days. And at the cutting edge of the field is single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq).

Researchers Crack 1024-bit RSA Encryption in GnuPG Crypto Library

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:41

A team of researchers found that the "left-to-right sliding window" method used by the libgcrypt library for carrying out the mathematics of cryptography leaks significantly more information about exponent bits than for right-to-left, allowing full RSA key recovery.

Building a Brain May Mean Going Analog

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:00

Analog circuits consume less power per operation than CMOS technologies, and so should prove more efficient.

Cracking the Code on DNA Storage

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:00

Researchers are tapping DNA to create a new and different type of storage media. The technology could prove revolutionary.

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:00

Flush with recent successes, and pushed by even newer technology, AI systems could get much smarter.

Jean E. Sammet 1928-2017

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:00

Jean E. Sammet, an American computer scientist who served as the first female president of ACM, passed away on May 21 at the age of 89.

The Hidden Signs that Can Reveal a Fake Photo

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:46

Take a look at the photograph below; it's just an ordinary picture of two people outside a building, right? One of them appears to be handing something to the other.

Sleuthing for Seismic Answers in the Sooner State

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:29

Oklahomans are no strangers to Mother Nature's whims.

CMU Scientists Harness 'Mind Reading' Technology to Decode Complex Thoughts

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have combined machine-learning algorithms with brain-imaging technology to "mind read."

How AI Helped the FCC Auction Off $19-Billion Worth of Radio Spectrum

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers in March organized a $19-billion auction of 84 megahertz of radio spectrum using artificial intelligence.

MIT Researchers Offer Algorithm for Picking 'Winning' Startups

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:00

A new algorithmic scheme for venture capital investment pairs the unpredictabilty of Brownian motion with large datasets about startup founders, investors, and performance.

Robots to Help Children With Autism

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are working to develop robots to help children with autism in ways that humans cannot.

Image Analysis and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Dairy Farming

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have developed an early detection method for cow lameness, which is also known as hoof disease.

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