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An Algorithm Helps Protect Mars Curiosity's Wheels

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:14

There are no mechanics on Mars, so the next best thing for NASA's Curiosity rover is careful driving.

New Natural Selection: How Scientists Are Altering DNA to Genetically Engineer New Forms of Life

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:09

Before human beings wrote books or did math or composed music, we made leather.

That Ball Was Hit a Country Mile, or 495 Feet if You're Into Hard Data

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:56

Spoiler alert: If you wish to continue enjoying gargantuan home runs in the future with unspoiled pleasure, free of all polynomial equations, read no further. If you persist, however, then there is much math to consider.

Sight Unseen

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:01

New hope for visually impaired technology users.

Record-Setting Seismic Simulations Run on the Cori Supercomputer

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:00

Researchers who achieved record-setting seismic simulations presented their studies at this week's ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Research Accelerates Quest for Quicker, Longer-Lasting Electronics

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have found a topographical insulator "heterostructure" rendering such surfaces magnetic at room temperature.

UC Berkeley Releases Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:00

A University of California, Berkeley professor has announced the release of a massive dataset for Dex-Net 2.0.

Using Neural Nets to Snag Malware Before It Strikes

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:00

A $450,000 grant will support the development of an artificial intelligence system that can detect software bugs and security attacks in computer systems before they deploy.

New Girl Scout Badges Focus on Cybercrime, Not Cookie Sales

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:44

The goal is to prevent cyber attacks and restore trust in digital operations.

How Quantum Trickery Can Scramble Cause and Effect

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:52

Albert Einstein is heading out for his daily stroll and has to pass through two doorways.

Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:01

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:00

Networking vendors use open source projects as platforms for enterprise projects, or as the underlying technology for some of the world's largest networks.

CMU to Harness Power of Collaboration to Advance Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:00

Carnegie Mellon University plans to establish one of the largest and most experienced collaborative research groups in the world.

Drones That Drive

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are developing robots that can maneuver around on land and fly through the air.

New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:00

A new flexible thermoelectric energy harvester could rival existing wearable electronic devices using body heat as their source of energy.

Most People Expect Humans Will Grow to Trust, Even Love, AI

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:00

Most people expect artificial intelligence eventually will earn the trust and even affection of humans.

Cornell to Team With IBM to Protect Global Milk Supply

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:00

Researchers will use genetic sequencing and big data analysis to help keep the global milk supply safe.

Here's What You Need to Know About the Google E.U. Fine

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:46

The European Union's head of antitrust enforcement announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, accusing the search engine for illegally favoring its own comparison shopping service as customers used Google to search for products online. That's the biggest fine Europe has imposed on any company ever.

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:58

At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation's needs.

Eyes In the Sky

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:02

One of America's least known National Historic Landmarks may also be its ugliest. It''s kept hidden inside Building 32 on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center in Houston and is identified simply as Chamber A.