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April 1, 2020

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A new device enables researchers to observe hundreds of neurons in the brain in real-time. The system is based on modified silicon chips from cameras, but rather than taking ... read more
Ever wish your computer could think like you do or perhaps even understand you? That future may not be now, but it's one step closer, thanks to scientists and engineers and ... read more
Whether it's coronavirus or misinformation, scientists can use mathematical models to predict how something will spread across populations. But what happens if a pathogen ... read more

'Surfing Attack' Hacks Siri, Google With Ultrasonic Waves

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet ... read more
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Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ... read more

Elections: Early Warning System to Fight Disinformation Online

A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic ... read more

Chip-Based Devices Improve Practicality of Quantum-Secured Communication

Researchers have demonstrated new chip-based devices that contain all the optical components necessary for quantum key distribution while increasing real-world security. The fast and cost-effective ... read more

Novel System Allows Untethered High-Quality Multi-Player VR

Researchers created a new approach to VR that will allow multiple players to interact with the same VR app on smartphones and provide new opportunities for education, health care and ... read more

Researchers Sniff out AI Breakthroughs in Mammal Brains

New research explains some of these functions through a computer algorithm inspired by the mammalian olfactory system. The algorithm both sheds light on how the brain works and, applied to a computer ... read more

Buffed-Up Avatars Deter Us from Exercising Hard

A new article shows people perform better in VR exercise games when they compete against a realistic avatar of ... read more

Misinformation on Vaccines Readily Available Online

Parents researching childhood vaccinations online are likely to encounter significant levels of negative information, researchers have ... read more

Engineers Voice Localization Techniques for Smart Speakers

Smart speakers offer a variety of capabilities to help free up both our time and our hands. We can hear the morning news while brushing our teeth, ask for a weather report while picking out a coat, ... read more

Artificial Intelligence and Family Medicine: Better Together

Researchers are encouraging family medicine physicians to actively engage in the development and evolution of artificial intelligence to open new horizons that make AI more effective, equitable and ... read more

AI Taps Human Wisdom for Faster, Better Cancer Diagnosis

A new system combining artificial intelligence (AI) with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis. The powerful technology, developed by engineering researchers, uses ... read more

Novel Error-Correction Scheme Developed for Quantum Computers

Experimental quantum computers are plagued with errors. Researchers now offer a novel method to reduce errors in a scheme applicable across different types of quantum ... read more

Modern Virtual and Augmented Reality Device Can Help Simulate Sight Loss

A new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with sight loss from glaucoma. The study suggests ... read more

Our Brains Are Powerful -- But Secretive -- Forecasters of Video Virality

Our brains can predict the popularity of online videos, without us even knowing ... read more

A Flexible Brain for AI

Scientists have developed a customizable computing device using nanofabricated switches than can be rewired to optimize AI applications using 80% less power. These devices can be used as flexible ... read more

A Filter for Cleaner Qubits

Researchers show theoretically how coupling an additional filter qubit to the control line of a quantum computer can greatly increase the lifetime of the information stored in it. This work can help ... read more

Neural Hardware for Image Recognition in Nanoseconds

Usually, artificial intelligence is based on software. Scientists created intelligent hardware, which is much faster. Within nanoseconds, the chip can analyze images and provide the correct ... read more

Robots on the March to Walking Like Humans

A psychological theory could kickstart improvements in the way robots are able to walk, thanks to a new ... read more

New Type of Indoor Solar Cells for Smart Connected Devices

In a future where most things in our everyday life are connected through the internet, devices and sensors will need to run without wires or batteries. Researchers present a new type of ... read more

How a New Quantum Approach Can Develop Faster Algorithms to Deduce Complex Networks

Complex networks are ubiquitous in the real world, from artificial to purely natural ones, and they exhibit very similar geometric properties. Algorithms based on quantum mechanics perform well on ... read more

Deep Learning Rethink Overcomes Major Obstacle in AI Industry

Computer scientists have overcome a major obstacle in the burgeoning artificial intelligence ... read more

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