Computer Science

New system could help autonomous vehicles see around corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to...

Scientists demonstrate the power of 53 entangled qubits in quantum supremacy

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara/Google scientist John Martinis’ group have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits (“qubits”), their...

This stealthy tool could detect malware in JavaScript

A new open-source tool called VisibleV8 allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those...

New system could prevent speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Drones can fly at high speeds to a destination while keeping safe “backup” plans if things go awry. Autonomous drones are cautious when navigating the...

Hobbyist DNA services may be open to genetic hacking

With the growth of home DNA testing, online services such as GEDMatch, MyHeritage and FamilyTreeDNA have become popular places for people to upload their...

Google and NASA achieve quantum supremacy

Google, in partnership with NASA and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has demonstrated the ability to compute in seconds what would take even the largest...

Google quantum computing breakthrough a ‘remarkable milestone’

Google announced Wednesday an experimental quantum processor completed a calculation in just a few minutes, a process that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands...

Google’s new congestion control algorithm does not treat data fairly, says new study

If the Internet had its own superhero, it might be the congestion control algorithm (CCA). CCAs are an essential piece of code Internet giants use...

New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects

The new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand...

New machine learning system could help hunt down “serial hijackers”

An increasingly popular form of cyber-attack is to hijack IP addresses for a range of goals, from sending spam and malware to stealing Bitcoin. It’s...

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