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Combating Cancer With Data

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Supercomputers will sift massive amounts of data in search of therapies that work.

Making Chips Smarter

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are motivating researchers to design and build new chips to support different computing models.

Bionics in Competition

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

Developers of innovative assistive devices compete as a means of networking with each other.

The Internet of Things

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00

2009 ACM Prize recipient Eric Brewer, 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Vint Cerf, 2016–2017 Athena Lecturer Jennifer Rexford, ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Martin Casado, ACM Fellows Nick Feamster and Jim Kurose, and ACM member George Roussos discuss the Internet of Things.

Every Continent, and One Time Lord, Turned Out for the March for Science

1 hour 35 min ago

An estimated 600 March for Science rallies took place Saturday across the U.S., and across the globe.

Why Google's Made With Code Is Helping Women Get Into STEM for Earth Day

4 hours 23 min ago

This year's "Made with Code" initiative paired women from three non-government agencies with student scientists to address environmental challenges.

New Developments in UAV Navigation and Control

4 hours 23 min ago

Researchers are working on an approach to unmanned air systems and aerial vehicles that does not use global navigation satellite systems .

Google's New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy

4 hours 23 min ago

A team of Google researchers by the end of this year plans to build a device that achieves "quantum supremacy."

Inside China's Plans for World Robot Domination

5 hours 30 min ago

Scenes from China's quest to dominate the robotic future: At startup E-Deodar, a human-looking droid serves coffee to employees who are building $15,000 industrial bots that are about a third cheaper than foreign brands and are being used to automate assembly lines across the Pearl River Delta manufacturing hub.

Free Quantum Computers Online!

5 hours 44 min ago

D-Wave and IBM offer access to supercomputing quantum computers in the cloud.

Why is Russia So Good at Encouraging Women Into Tech?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:15

Irina Khoroshko, from Zelenograd near Moscow, had learned her times tables by the age of five.

This Artificial Intelligence Turns Horses Into Zebras--and Winter Into Summer

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

A new model enables users to transform images in a "cycle consistent" way, so any changes to the original image are expected to remain fully reversible.

Not Stuck on Silicon

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a new technique they say could reduce the overall cost of wafer technology.

A Better Understanding of Brain Health at Our (Bionic) Fingertips

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

The European Union-funded NANOBIOTOUCH and NEBIAS projects examined how touch stimuli and neural processing interact cs more intuitive.

Rechargeable 'Spin Battery' Promising for Spintronics and Quantum Computing

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

Researchers at Purdue University have produced a rechargeable "spin battery" from topological insulators.

Teaching a Driverless Car to Turn Left

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

Getting driverless cars to make safe left turns at intersections is a key challenge for engineers, as they involve both psychology and technology.

Chatbots Have Entered the Uncanny Valley

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00

The tendency for people to be repelled by increasingly humanoid and human-like robots may extend to chatbots and digital assistants as well.

DNA's Secret Weapon Against Knots and Tangles

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:03

Leonid Mirny swivels in his office chair and grabs the power cord for his laptop.

On Venus, Tectonics Without the Plates

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:56

As we've explored the Solar System, some items we're familiar with from Earth's geology have kept appearing in new places.

Our Ability to Keep 'Em Guessing Peaks Around Age 25

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00

People's ability to behave randomly reaches its zenith at age 25, and then gradually erodes before experiencing a swift decline at age 60.