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AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts...

With USB-C, even plugging in can set you up to be hacked

Plugging in the power – or at least what you think is power – to a USB-C powered laptop can connect your computer, and...

Virtual reality can change your taste

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell food scientists...

Scientists train robotic gliders to soar like birds

New study applies reinforcement learning to set a course toward artificial intelligence The words "fly like an eagle" are famously part of a song, but...

Artificial intelligence can identify lung cancer type and genetic changes

A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a...

AI can help consumers identify fake online restaurant review

AI-generated reviews and comments pose a significant threat to consumers, but machine learning can help detect the fakes. Sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and Amazon display...

Scientists use artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials

Artificial neural networks—algorithms inspired by connections in the brain—have "learned" to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing...

JackRabbot 2: the polite pedestrian robot

Like its predecessor, JackRabbot 2 is learning how to navigate safely through spaces occupied by people, following the rules of human etiquette. What it...

Internet providers are slowing down your streaming in post net neutrality

Have you ever noticed web content performing poorly out of the blue? Video footage becomes blurry. Web pages take longer to load. If so, your internet...

What we need to know about blockchain

Although it emerged from the field of cryptocurrency, blockchain’s tamper-proof, decentralized technology has important implications not only for the financial industry but for real...