Computer Science

This stretchable sensor gives robots and VR a human touch

It’s not a stretch to say that stretchable sensors could change the way soft robots function and feel. In fact, they will be able to...

Scientists hack electric vehicle charging to reveal cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The in-dash display on an electric vehicle indicates “Not Able to Charge.” Cyber security researchers used a man-in-the-middle device to prevent the electric vehicle...

Scientists recover 75,000 ‘deleted’ files from used USB drives

Highly sensitive tax returns, contracts and bank statements were among 75,000 "deleted" files recovered by cybersecurity researchers as part of an Abertay University investigation...

AI could detect asymptomatic Covid-19 infections by coughs

MIT researchers have found that people who are asymptomatic for Covid-19 may differ from healthy individuals in the way that they cough. These differences...

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...