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Neuroscience: Big Brain, Big Data

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 18:30

As big brain-mapping initiatives go, Taiwan's might seem small.

The AI that Learns Our Habits and Knows When People Cheat

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:33

For people who play the video game Counter Strike online, it's hard enough watching your back at the best of times. In the fast-paced first-person shooter, there are always players with quicker reflexes or a sharper eye.

How AI is Changing Software Development

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:07

Artificial intelligence technologies like advanced machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing will help build better software faster.

AI Could Transform the Science of Counting Crowds

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:00

The University of Central Florida has been developing artificial intelligence solutions to relieve crowd scientists from the task of manually counting heads.

Medical, Scientific Image Analysis Vastly Improved by New Software

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:00

University of Missouri researchers have developed that very quickly and accurately analyzes any series of images.

This App Offers Personal Recommendations While Keeping Your Data Private

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:00

A personalized news recommendation application collects data about the user to suggest relevant stories without sending any personal information to a remote server.

App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:00

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed software that helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents correctly take their medications.

D-Wave Upgrade: How Scientists Are Using the World's Most Controversial Quantum Computer

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 17:12

The company that makes the world's only commercially available quantum computers has released its biggest machine yet—and researchers are paying close attention.

US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator for Text Search in Any Language  

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 17:04

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the US Intelligence Community’s own science and technology research arm, has announced it is seeking contenders for a program to develop what amounts to the ultimate Google Translator.

Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:00

A recent study demonstrates how a single up/down vote on Reddit dictates the content users see on the site.

Brief Interventions Help Online Learners Persist With Coursework, Stanford Research Finds

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:00

Assuring learners from less-developed countries they belong and affirming their core values can help them succeed in massive open online courses, according to a study led by Stanford University.

SMART Automation

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:00

Researchers at the Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance for Research and Technology have spent the last several years developing autonomous vehicles as part of the Future of Urban Mobility Research Program.

Your Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:00

Researchers have found attackers can crack Android's Pattern Lock security system within five attempts by using video and computer-vision software.

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:00

Several research organizations are working to create artificial intelligences that can in turn develop machine-learning software.

HiPEAC Vision Report Advocates Reinvention of Computing

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:00

The European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, or HiPEAC, on Monday published a report calling for "the reinvention of computing."

Legal Battle Over Overseas Microsoft Data Could Be Headed for Supreme Court

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:49

A federal appeals court is letting stand a ruling in a closely watched case holding that Microsoft need not comply with a U.S. government demand for data stored overseas.

NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite Sends First Images of Earth

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 13:30

Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November 19, scientists, meteorologists and ordinary weather enthusiasts have anxiously waited for the first photos from NOAA's newest weather satellite, GOES-16, formerly GOES-R.

Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 13:02

Whether personally or professionally, Daniel Kronauer of Rockefeller University is the sort of biologist who leaves no stone unturned.

Taming Data

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:00

A new big data management system aims to simplify the process of aggregating large datasets for analysis.

The Internet Is Sick

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:00

The Mozilla Foundation's new Internet Health Report identifies obstacles that undermine entrepreneurship and democracy online.

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