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Trucking companies are equipping drivers with wearable monitors that check for signs of fatigue, and notify them when it’s time to pull over and rest.
Carnegie Mellon University graduate Lingdong Huang has created the first programming language based on classical Chinese.
A new artificial intelligence model can predict the extent of students' absorption of knowledge via educational gameplay.
A Queen's University Belfast researcher developed a drone system that can warn of natural disasters, and function as a Wi-Fi hotspot should telecommunications be disrupted by extreme weather.
Researchers in Switzerland are using machine learning algorithms, geographical information systems, and physical models to estimate the overall photovoltaic potential of Swiss rooftops.
Researchers are exploring ways to improve discourse in online discussion groups and social media sites.
Researchers have built a "biorobotic hybrid heart" from heart tissue and a robotic pumping system for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.
Facebook has agreed to play $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois.
Startup Higharc iteratively creates customized three-dimensional home designs via algorithmic modeling.
Researchers at Brown University have developed an algorithm that can determine the velocities and pressures of a fluid flow by analyzing video of the flow.
The failure of a vote-recording app used in the Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus may set back online voting.
A new system allows self-driving cars to recognize external noises such as sirens.
Researchers have stored and retrieved over 200 kilobytes of digital image files by encoding the data in mixtures of custom-synthesized libraries of small molecules.
Jigsaw has released a free tool, designed to help journalists identify doctored photos, including those generated through the use of artificial intelligence.
A new handheld three-dimensional skin printer can accelerate healing from burns.
U.S. dairy farmers are using technology to boost efficiency and control costs amid low milk prices and Americans buying less milk.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter are struggling to prevent misinformation on their platforms about the outbreak of the coronavirus.
AI has proven to magnify the prejudices that skew human decision making against women and ethnic minorities.
A new study helps explain how the human brain adapts to complexity in learning and decision-making.
Consumers are underwhelmed by e-commerce chatbots.
Researchers have designed a prototype "smart surface" that can concentrate wireless radio signals to maximize reception.
Researchers have developed a firefighter's helmet equipped with haptic actuators, a control box with a radio module, and other devices to provide real-time information to firefighters.
The Pinterest platform has banned the posting of misleading information related to voting or the census.
Researchers have developed a smart heating control system that can assess a building's behavior and provide greater comfort and lower energy costs.
A new app for mapping potholes and road quality takes advantage of the accelerometers in smartphones.
Sixty years ago, a sharecropper's son invented a technology to identify faces. Then the record of his role all but vanished.
The first computer-generated screenplays are promised within five years. Fiction can't be far behind.
Retailers of all stripes are using technology to follow consumers through their brick-and-mortar stores in order to develop detailed profiles of their shopping habits and preferences.
Digital doppelgängers that fool online payment fraud detection systems are a threat to your bank balance.
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