Computer Science

New computer model could turn simple film scripts into animations

A new computer model can translate text describing physical movements directly into simple computer-generated animation, a first step toward someday generating movies directly from...

Algorithms cannot detect liars by facial expressions, says new study

Though algorithms are increasingly being deployed in all facets of life, a new USC study has found that they fail basic tests as truth...

It’s time for smart fitness trackers to smarten up

Smart fitness trackers are actually pretty dumb. And, when it comes to keeping track of activity, so are humans. Your smartphone’s accelerometer, which measures movement, can...

Scientists demonstrate first all-optical neural network for deep learning

Even the most powerful computers are still no match for the human brain when it comes to pattern recognition, risk management, and other similarly...

Scientists create low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. With 75 billion...

AirDrop is making your iPhone vulnerable to attackers

Whether you're checking text messages on your smartwatch or sharing selfies with a friend at a concert, it's becoming easier and easier to send...

Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks

Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future. However, a new report raises the specter that plug-in electric vehicles — and the charging...

Virtual reality may help treat severe pain

In a new study, researchers found that virtual reality (VR) can be used to reduce severe pain in patients. The research was conducted by a...

AI could detect irregular heart rhythm more effectively

In a new study, researchers found that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of irregular heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation (AF), in an EKG...

Hackers could use few connected cars to gridlock whole cities

Hackers could gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of self-driving and other connected vehicles. In the year 2026, at rush hour, your...

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