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Scientists create a virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole

The black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualized in virtual reality for the first time. The details are described...

What is augmented reality, anyway?

Augmented reality systems show virtual objects in the real world – like cat ears and whiskers on a Snapchat selfie, or how well a...

How to make artificial intelligence less biased

With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at...

Scientists build new type of computer chip to speed AI and slash power use

By shifting a fundamental property of computation, Princeton researchers have built a new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the...

Smaller components could mean big savings for data centers

Researchers at Princeton and MIT have found a way to save big on power consumption for data centers while making a key electronic component...

What’s next for smart homes? An ‘Internet of Ears’

Houses have been getting progressively "smarter" for decades, but the next generation of smart homes may offer what two Case Western Reserve University scientists...

New blood test could detect cancer much earlier

In a new study, researchers have combined "liquid biopsy", epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer...

Forget the cloud, soon we’ll be on the edge when it comes to smart...

Time travel to the UK in 2025: Harry is a teenager with a smartphone and Pauline is a senior citizen with Alzheimer’s who relies on...

New approach opens the doors to ultra-low-power microchips

Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices A new approach to controlling magnetism in a microchip could open the...

‘Secret sharing’ system keeps your personal data safe

Researchers have created a new method for keeping private the data that our many devices collect about how we use them. The people who design...