Computer Science

In movie scripts, men have more power and control

In movie scripts, men have more power and control

Using machine-based learning, researchers have analyzed the language in nearly 800 movie scripts and found subtle but widespread gender bias in the portrayals of...
The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

Proving identity is a routine part of modern daily life. Many people must show a driver’s license to buy alcohol at a store, flash an...
A 'virtual wall' that improves wireless security and performance

A ‘virtual wall’ that improves wireless security and performance

New 3-D reflectors optimize wireless coverage in the home and the office A team of researchers led by Dartmouth College may have finally solved the...
Introducing autonomous vehicles sooner could save hundreds of thousands of lives

Introducing autonomous vehicles sooner could save hundreds of thousands of lives

Some people think autonomous vehicles must be nearly flawless before humans take their hands off the wheel. But RAND research shows that putting AVs...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...
Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

Scientists hope to close the materials-science automation gap, with a new artificial-intelligence system that would pore through research papers to deduce “recipes” for producing...
Will the AI jobs revolution bring about human revolt, too

Will the AI jobs revolution bring about human revolt, too?

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate. One series of papers by Oxford researchers ranks jobs by their...
How to store information in your clothes invisibly, without electronics

How to store information in your clothes invisibly, without electronics

A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open...
'Tensor algebra' software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold

‘Tensor algebra’ software speeds big-data analysis 100-fold

We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is "sparse." Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of...
The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring...