Computer Science

How to make electrical muscle stimulation feel natural to virtual reality users

If there’s one familiar sound whenever a volunteer tries out an interactive device that uses electrical muscle stimulation, it is probably laughter. Even for experienced...

Brain-inspired compute could understand how you feel

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a...

Scientists create a super sensitive quantum microphone that could count sound particles

Stanford physicists have developed a "quantum microphone" so sensitive that it can measure individual particles of sound, called phonons. The device, which is detailed in...

Scientists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now Stanford scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates...

Scientists explore the evolution of digital spam

From a confidence trick originating in the late 19th century, to sophisticated AI that can manipulate reality, recreating anyone's face or voice with almost...

When you spot one driving hazard, you may be missing another

When people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard, according to new research from North Carolina State...

What gives meteorites their shape? New study uncovers a ‘Goldilocks’ answer

Meteoroids coming from outer space are randomly shaped, but many of these, which land on earth as meteorites, are found to be carved into...
New AI could solve Rubik's Cube faster than any human

New AI could solve Rubik’s Cube faster than any human

The fastest people need about 50 moves to solve a Rubik’s Cube. New AI takes about 20 moves, most of the time solving it...

Your future computer could be made with bacteria

To create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are turning to nanomaterials: Materials manipulated on the scale of...

Music could send Wi-Fi passwords to your smartphone

Researchers have developed a technique for embedding data in music and transmitting it to a smartphone. Since the data are imperceptible to the human ear,...

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