Computer Science

Old dog training methods teach robots new tricks

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, researchers showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks,...

Scientists find ‘spooky’ similarity in how brains and computers see

The brain detects 3D shape fragments such as bumps, hollows, shafts, and spheres in the beginning stages of object vision—a newly discovered strategy of...

Scientists find a new way to detect heart disease

In a recent study at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and elsewhere, researchers found that sending a “selfie” to the doctor could be...

Self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics

Self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with, researchers report. The chips rely on a new material...

Your personal data is the currency of the digital age

The commodification of the internet in the early 1990s brought western societies into the digital age and has changed the way consumers interact with...

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a...

New AI could detect fentanyl and derivatives remotely

To help keep first responders safe, scientists have developed an artificial intelligence method that not only rapidly and remotely detects the powerful drug fentanyl,...

Cosmic rays may soon hinder quantum computing

An MIT study reports that incoming cosmic rays may limit qubit performance, impeding progress in quantum computing. The practicality of quantum computing hangs on the...

New AI is 1,000 times more energy efficient than existing AI system

Extremely energy-efficient artificial intelligence is now closer to reality after a study by UCL researchers found a way to improve the accuracy of a...

New world record internet speed reaches 178 terabits per second

Engineers at University College London have achieved the world's fastest internet data transmission rate. The new world record internet speed is a fifth faster than...