Computer Science

‘Surfing attack’ hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves

Ultrasonic waves don't make a sound, but they can still activate Siri on your cellphone and have it make calls, take images or read...

Small mirrored chip helps create handheld dark-field microscopes

Do a Google search for dark-field images, and you’ll discover a beautifully detailed world of microscopic organisms set in bright contrast to their midnight-black...

Hey, Alexa! Sorry I fooled you …

A human can likely tell the difference between a turtle and a rifle. Two years ago, Google's AI wasn't so sure. For quite some time, a...

Quantum internet: the next global network is already being laid

Google reported a remarkable breakthrough towards the end of 2019. The company claimed to have achieved something called quantum supremacy, using a new type of...

Artificial intelligence helps discover new powerful antibiotics

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic...

Tiny, battery-free ID tag could help combat counterfeiting

To combat supply chain counterfeiting, which can cost companies billions of dollars annually, MIT researchers have invented a cryptographic ID tag that’s small enough...

Machine learning could speed the arrival of ultra-fast-charging electric cars

Using artificial intelligence, a Stanford-led research team has slashed battery testing times – a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles –...

New chip brings ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to Internet of Things devices

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups. Lower power wearables. Batteryless smart devices. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ultra-low power Wi-Fi...

What happens to your digital self after you die?

Social media pages and accounts often turn into memorials when someone dies, giving people a chance to still feel connected to those they've lost. But...

AI and brain scans may strongly improve depression treatment

In a new study, researchers found that artificial intelligence (AI) may soon play a critical role in choosing which depression therapy is best for...

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