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A new method of tracking unfamiliar drones leverages consumer smartphones to detect the Wi-Fi signals of nearby drones.
New techniques can "vaccinate" algorithms against adversarial attacks.
A study by the nonprofit Allen Institute predicts women writing published computer science research will not achieve gender equality in this century.
Startup Starsky Robotics is testing unmanned semi trucks on public roads in Florida.
A new astronomy algorithm can help identify stars around which planets may revolve.
General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more.
A federal review of a 2018 data breach at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discovered an unauthorized Raspberry Pi computer was exploited to access the network, and steal 500 megabytes of data from mission systems.
Recent milestones in transmitting, storing, and manipulating quantum data have some physicists expecting the imminent creation of a proof-of-principle quantum network.
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robotic fish that is powered by its own artificial circulatory system.
Cornell University's SoNIC workshop, now in its ninth year, has exposed hundreds of minority students from across the U.S. to computer science, and to the prerequisites and rewards of advanced degrees.
Carnegie Mellon University's Zachary Ulissi will be among the first scientists to use the U.S. National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's Perlmutter supercomputer, a pre-exascale system which will be delivered next…
Dartmouth University researchers have developed a mobile-sensing system that judges employee performance using smartphones, wearable fitness trackers, and a custom app.
Parents don't know enough about cybersecurity to encourage their children to pursue careers in the field, a SANS Institute study found.
MIT's Harpreet Sareen suggests using plants as a new building material for computer circuits.
Researchers at Lancaster University have developed guidelines to help designers build safeguards into connected devices used by children.
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a system that could give robots the ability to link multiple senses. The AI can learn to see by touching, and learn to feel by seeing…
Samsung said owners of its newest smart TV models should check for malware "every few weeks" to "prevent malicious software attacks."
James E. Smith presented "A Roadmap for Reverse-Architecting the Brain's Neocortex" today at ACM's Federated Computing Research Conference in Phoenix.
Researchers at the University of Bath have integrated advanced three-dimensional scanning to generate digital models for affordable and more personalized lower-limb prosthetic liners.
Researchers at Marist College and IBM have identified a simple but effective way to hack a PTP network, altering the timing of slave clocks by 2,149.5 minutes after just a 37-second attack.
Mindstrong, a Silicon Valley-based venture co-founded by a former director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, is developing an early-warning system that would flag smartphone users when an emotional crisis seemed…
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices across multiple smartphones and tablets.
Researchers at MIT have developed a system to gather more information from images used to train machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical scans to help diagnose and treat brain conditions.
Artificial intelligence startup investors are urging companies to improve their products from an ethical perspective.
Researchers are integrating genetic and environmental databases to help identify species threatened by climate change more accurately.
Researchers at Nanjing University in China have developed a quantum drone to serve as an airborne node in a future quantum network.
A new smartphone app allows a user to easily program any robot to perform a basic activity.
The city council of Riviera Beach, FL, agreed to pay almost $600,000 in bitcoin to ransom back their computer systems, held hostage by malware for the past three weeks.
Word2vec, a neural network technique developed to understand human languages, also can interpret raw cell tower data.