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Researchers at Cortical Labs in Australia demonstrated that human-induced neurons grown in a petri dish can be taught to play the retro videogame Pong in only five minutes.
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a machine learning approach that can predict fault slip in laboratory earthquakes with reliability while accounting for sparse data due to infrequent major earthquakes…
Researchers at Switzerland's ETH Zurich found that study participants aged 18-19 and those aged 50-59 are most likely to click on phishing links.
MGM Resorts will adopt virtual reality headsets that allow job applicants to experience various customer-service roles before making a decision.
An algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo uses machine learning to determine the relationship between quantum inputs and outputs in order to reconstruct the workings of a time-dependent quantum device.…
Researchers at Cisco Talos have identified nine software vulnerabilities in commonly used metal detectors manufactured by Garrett.
Researchers at China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed a robot that moves like an inchworm and can make its way between horizontal and vertical planes.
Physicists at Germany's University of Bonn and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have investigated the determinants of quantum-computer information processing speed.
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a tool that monitors the electrical activity inside heart cells using tiny "pop-up" sensors that poke into the cells without damaging them.
Artificial intelligence and a data repository built on Google Cloud have helped Levi Strauss & Co. improve revenue and profitability, says chief strategy and AI officer Katia Walsh.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the "Hack DHS" bug bounty program in which outside hackers will be paid to identify vulnerabilities in certain DHS computer systems.
Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute have developed a soft touch sensing gripper that helps robots determine the right amount of force to grip and help identify objects by touch.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan has asked major software companies and developers to discuss ways to improve digital security, as hacks against U.S. targets this year added urgency to the threats.
A Virginia family purchased Habitat for Humanity's first 3D-printed home in the U.S., constructed in partnership with 3D printing company Alquist.
Researchers at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Braunschweig, and the Technical University of Berlin demonstrated that physically isolated computer systems can be hacked using a directed…
Medical doctors commonly use language that patients cannot understand, according to an analysis of more than 250,000 secure emails conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Arizona State University…
Barbados is building its next embassy in Decentraland, an online world that is accessible to anyone with a computer and a virtual reality headset.
Texas-based teenager Archer Calder created a Web-based application to give his sister Della, who has a speech-inhibiting genetic disorder, the means to communicate.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and from China deceived an artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer diagnosis model and human specialists with doctored mammograms.
Nike has acquired RTFKT, a virtual sneaker company, as part of an effort to expand in the "metaverse," where users can purchase clothing, virtual land, and other digital assets for avatars with non-fungible tokens.
An early-alert system managed by the U.S. Geological Survey on Monday warned Californians of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake by phone, seconds before it struck.
Researchers used virtual reality to evoke emotions as realistically as possible in a study.
Oil and gas drilling contractor Nabors Industries drilled its first well in West Texas' Permian Basin using its Pace-R801 autonomous rig.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can distinguish between the brush strokes of different artists.
Critics say policy would be stronger with non-compliance fines.
The new tool tool could make verifying the behavior of quantum devices a more efficient and precise undertaking than it is at present.
Pulled between not trusting some tech companies and still wanting to use their products, people look to government regulation, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.
Some of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's work remains unfinished as lawmakers wrestle with how to oversee security of cloud computing providers and other issues.
The technique works by spotting patterns linked to dementia outcome in data.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who survived breast cancer has devised a technique that seems to predict many breast cancer cases.