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Massive supercomputer simulations of the universe will be used to test whether the Chameleon Theory (f(R)-gravity) could explain the formation of cosmological structures.
Democrats were 35% more likely to say that they were at least slightly confident that the U.S. will be ready for any cyber attack in the 2020 Presidential elections than they were right before the 2018 midterm elections.
Computers, he said, were so expensive to use that any idle time was a huge waste. But with time-sharing, computer time was carefully metered and wasted time all but eliminated.
Alan Turing will be the face of Britain's new 50-pound note, the Bank of England announced.
A new artificial intelligence program beat elite professional poker players at six-player no-limit Texas hold'em poker.
C2Land is an automated landing system that uses GPS for flight control, but does not require any ground-based antennas.
Researchers have developed a method of embedding data in music in a way that is imperceptible to the human ear.
The U.S. Coast Guard is recommending all ships update their cybersecurity, following a February malware attack on a vessel that "significantly degraded" its computer system.
Researchers programmed a humanoid robot to communicate in sign language.
At a U.N. hackathon, open source developers strive to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.
A computer in the press box communicated to the umpire whether each pitch was in or out of the strike zone, and the umpire relayed the calls to the field as usual.
City leaders, academic researchers, and the U.S. Department of Transportation are working to predict car crashes and reduce emergency response times using data from traffic app Waze.
A new vegetable-picking robot uses machine learning to identify and harvest iceberg lettuce.
U.S. mall owners and retailers are ramping up their use of facial recognition to ascertain shoppers' traffic patterns, employee performance, and consumer response to displays and marketing.
Neural network chips whittle big data down to size.
Northwestern University's Sara Sood and Ian Horswill are working to make computer science more inclusive and appealing.
The U.K.'s Information Commissioner’s Office has leveled a £183.39-million fine against British Airways for a violation of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Researchers used machine learning to ascertain the authorship of disputed Beatles songs.
Samara-inspired drones can help deliver airborne payloads in a simple, reliable, inexpensive manner.
U.S. federal investigators using facial-recognition technology to search millions of Americans' state driver's license photos, without their knowledge or permission.
Researchers in Germany have developed a robotic jellyfish that can swim, burrow, and transport objects.
They may lead to better neural networks.
A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP's ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem.
Some say a new department is needed to coordinate the nation's defenses. Others say it would only weaken those defenses.
A new report from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to help Internet of Things users protect themselves, their data, and their networks from security and privacy risks.
Researchers are working to resolve the fact that spiking neurons currently have no way that they can be trained via gradient descent—the basis of conventional machine learning.
Tech companies have bigger carbon footprints than ever. Here's what some of them are doing about it.
Brown University researchers have stored information within molecules smaller and less complex than DNA.
Travelers entering China from Kyrgyzstan must install an app on their phones, and researchers have analyzed how the app works.
Ancient papyrus scrolls too fragile to unwrap are being scanned with the hope of "digitally unwrapping" and reading them.