Computer Science

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,...

Scientists develop new ultrafast semiconductors

UK researchers have developed world-leading Compound Semiconductor (CS) technology that can drive future high-speed data communications. A team from Cardiff University's Institute for Compound Semiconductors...

This robot uses machine learning to harvest delicate iceberg lettuce

The ‘Vegebot’, developed by a team at the University of Cambridge, was initially trained to recognise and harvest iceberg lettuce in a lab setting....
Metabolomes A new way to store data in little space

Metabolomes: A new way to store data in little space

New research shows it’s possible to store image files in solutions of common biological small molecules. The work is toward molecular storage systems that could...
Scientists keep 'Tsunami' power on a silicon chip

Scientists keep ‘Tsunami’ power on a silicon chip

A tsunami holds its wave shape over very long distances across the ocean, retaining its power and 'information' far from its source. In communications science,...