Computer Science

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....
Scientists may soon be able to predict your memories – here’s how

Scientists may soon be able to predict your memories – here’s how

Do you remember your first kiss? What about your grandma dying? Chances are you do, and that’s because emotional memories are at the core of...
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,...

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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...