Computer Science

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...

Facial recognition: ten reasons you should be worried about the technology

Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Already widespread in China, software that identifies people by comparing images of their faces against a database of records...

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...

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...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...