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A new three-dimensional view of methane concentrations worldwide combines datasets from emissions inventories and simulations of wetland sources into a high-resolution model.
Students using immersive virtual reality did not learn significantly better than those who used computer-simulated or hands-on learning methods, according to a new study.
Researchers used artificial intelligence and machine learning to design a computer-vision system to keep traffic moving efficiently through intersections while minimizing fuel consumption.
With digital services swamped by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. state and local governments are asking technologists to volunteer to assist with response strategies.
Researchers are warning that a hack of Linksys and D-Link routers is redirecting users to malicious sites posing as COVID-19 informational resources.
Taiwan has largely controlled the propagation of the coronavirus, which an international team of researchers credit mainly to the emergency deployment of big data analytics and other technologies.
Researchers have observed something similar to motor synergy in robotic agents using deep reinforcement learning algorithms.
Researchers found that the time-cost of software updates and users' risk preferences significantly impact whether they apply any specific update, and how long it takes them to do so.
Scientists utilized machine learning to improve the accuracy of material testing.
The looming threat of artificial intelligence-based deepfake voice conversion.
YouTube has reduced the quality of video streaming to standard definition around the world in an effort to ease Internet traffic during the coronavirus outbreak.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have created a simulation system to train driverless cars prior to their deployment on actual streets.
Hackers are targeting critical healthcare systems already strained by the coronavirus pandemic, compromising computer networks and disrupting patient care.\
Researchers are using three-dimensional printers and sensors to create fake fish to help test the environmental impact of hydroelectric dams on fish populations.
A new smart insole powered by artificial intelligence analyzes a person's gait in real time when worn in their shoe. \
Microsoft has issued a warning that a Windows zero-day vulnerability is being exploited in "limited targeted attacks" to execute malicious code on fully updated systems.
Facebook has placed its army of human moderators on paid leave, forcing the company to police disinformation without them.
International Data Corp. analysts predict companies will scale back information technology investments as the coronavirus pandemic roils global markets.
A collaboration by the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute and its Department of Computer Science could enable automated transcription of ancient tablets of Persia's Achaemenid Empire.
A Cloud Native Computing Foundation survey of 1,337 managers and practitioners found that most software developer outfits are delivering weekly or faster releases.
The Enforcer software can keep government surveillance from straying into illegality.
Technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft misidentified 35% of words from people who were black. White people fared much better.
A popular screen saver takes a break while its inventors try to digest data that may yet be hiding news of extraterrestrials.
Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And cloud computing has become essential to home workers.
The balloons are being fast-tracked to improve communication during the coronavirus pandemic.
A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is one of several dozen teams enlisted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to adapt their annual flu forecasting techniques to predict the spread of coronavirus…
A new artificial intelligence system can predict air pollution levels as much as two days in advance.
Researchers equipped a quadcopter with event cameras and algorithms to reduce its reaction time and enable it to avoid a ball thrown at it from a short distance.
An alliance of Chinese government groups, banks, and technology firms plans to launch one of the first blockchain networks constructed and maintained by a central government.
Researchers have found that next-generation 911 systems that accommodate text, images, and video continue to be vulnerable to many of the same cyberattacks as previous systems.