'14.01.2022 06:57:10'

How to make sure digital technology works for the public good

The Internet of Things (IoT) is completely enmeshed in our daily lives, a network of connected laptops, phones, cars, fitness trackers -- even smart toasters and refrigerators -- that are increasingly able to make decisions on their own. But how t...

'14.01.2022 05:30:14'

The first AI breast cancer sleuth that shows its work

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence platform to analyze potentially cancerous lesions in mammography scans to determine if a patient should receive an invasive biopsy. But unlike its many predecessors, the algorithm is interpreta...

'13.01.2022 06:14:36'

When water is coming from all sides

Researchers have developed the first three-dimensional operational storm surge model. The model simulates compound surge and flooding -- especially hard in transition zones where the river meets the sea. Since April 2021, NOAA has run daily 2D and...

'12.01.2022 09:51:18'

New cloud-based platform opens genomics data to all

Harnessing the power of genomics to find risk factors for major diseases or search for relatives relies on the costly and time-consuming ability to analyze huge numbers of genomes. Computer scientists have now leveled the playing field by creating...

'11.01.2022 10:37:03'

Computer model seeks to explain the spread of misinformation, and suggest counter measures

Researchers have come up with a computer model that mirrors the way misinformation spreads in real life. The work might provide insight on how to protect people from the current contagion of misinformation that threatens public health and the heal...

'10.01.2022 08:27:55'

Gauging the resilience of complex networks

Whether a transformer catches fire in a power grid, a species disappears from an ecosystem, or water floods a city street, many systems can absorb a certain amount of disruption. But how badly does a single failure weaken the network? And how much...

'7.01.2022 05:10:11'

Light–matter interactions simulated on the world’s fastest supercomputer

Researchers have developed a computational approach for simulating interactions between matter and light at the atomic scale. The team tested their method by modeling light -- matter interactions in a thin film of amorphous silicon dioxide, compos...

'7.01.2022 03:44:34'

Seeking a way of preventing audio models for AI machine learning from being fooled

Warnings have emerged about the unreliability of the metrics used to detect whether an audio perturbation designed to fool AI models can be perceived by humans. Researchers show that the distortion metrics used to detect intentional perturbations ...

'6.01.2022 10:24:33'

Magnetic surprise revealed in 'magic-angle' graphene

Magnets and superconductors don't normally get along, but a new study shows that 'magic-angle' graphene is capable of producing both superconductivity and ferromagnetism, which could be useful in quantum computing.

'6.01.2022 09:32:22'

Mass production of revolutionary computer memory moves closer with ULTRARAM™ on silicon wafers for the first time

A pioneering type of patented computer memory known as ULTRARAM™ has been demonstrated on silicon wafers in what is a major step towards its large-scale manufacture. ULTRARAM™ is novel type of memory with extraordinary properties. It combines the ...

'5.01.2022 04:44:30'

System recognizes hand gestures to expand computer input on a keyboard

Researchers are developing a new technology that uses hand gestures to carry out commands on computers.

'27.12.2021 10:44:26'

Simple, accurate, and efficient: Improving the way computers recognize hand gestures

Recent progress in camera systems, image analysis, and machine learning have made optical-based gesture recognition a more attractive option in most contexts. However, current methods are hindered by a variety of limitations, including high comput...

'22.12.2021 10:11:53'

Quantum marbles in a bowl of light

Which factors determine how fast a quantum computer can perform its calculations? Physicists have devised an elegant experiment to answer this question.

'21.12.2021 08:33:22'

Computer simulation models potential asteroid collisions

Researchers have developed a computer simulation of asteroid collisions that initially sought to replicate model asteroid strikes performed in a laboratory. After verifying the accuracy of the simulation, he believes it could be used to predict th...

'21.12.2021 05:27:21'

IT security: Computer attacks with laser light

Computer systems that are physically isolated from the outside world (air-gapped) can still be attacked. This is demonstrated by IT security experts. They show that data can be transmitted to light-emitting diodes of regular office devices using a...

'20.12.2021 07:06:26'

Measuring a quantum computer’s power just got faster and more accurate

What does a quantum computer have in common with a top draft pick in sports? Both have attracted lots of attention from talent scouts. Quantum computers, experimental machines that can perform some tasks faster than supercomputers, are constantly ...

'15.12.2021 15:41:09'

How to transform vacancies into quantum information

Researchers have made a breakthrough that should help pave the way for greatly improved control over the formation of quantum bits or qubits, the basic unit of quantum information technology.

'13.12.2021 07:13:55'

Gunfire or plastic bag popping? Trained computer can tell the difference

Engineering researchers have developed a gunshot detection algorithm and classification model that can discern similar sounds such as gunfire or a plastic bag popping. Discerning between a dangerous audio event like a gun firing and a non-life-thr...

'13.12.2021 07:13:42'

How organic neuromorphic electronics can think and act

The human brain works differently from a computer - while the brain works with biological cells and electrical impulses, a computer uses silicon-based transistors. Scientists have equipped a toy robot with a smart and adaptive electrical circuit m...

'13.12.2021 07:12:39'

Quantum algorithms bring ions to a standstill

Laser beams can do more than just heat things up; they can cool them down too. That is nothing new for physicists who have devoted themselves to precision spectroscopy and the development of optical atomic clocks. But what is new is the extremely ...

'13.12.2021 04:49:03'

New crystal structure for hydrogen compounds for high-temperature superconductivity

Since the discovery of low-temperature superconductors, there has been an ongoing effort to realize superconductivity at room temperatures with low cooling costs. Crystalline materials containing hydrogen have shown promise on this front. Now, a g...

'13.12.2021 04:48:52'

From flashing fireflies to cheering crowds -- Physicists unlock secret to synchronization

Physicists have unlocked the secret that explains how large groups of individual 'oscillators' -- from flashing fireflies to cheering crowds, and from ticking clocks to clicking metronomes -- tend to synchronize when in each other's company. This ...

'10.12.2021 05:31:00'

AI models microprocessor performance in real-time

Computer engineers have developed a new AI method for accurately predicting the power consumption of any type of computer processor more than a trillion times per second while barely using any computational power itself. Dubbed APOLLO, the techniq...

'9.12.2021 07:44:51'

A new super-cooled microwave source boosts the scale-up of quantum computers

Researchers have developed a circuit that produces the high-quality microwave signals required to control quantum computers while operating at temperatures near absolute zero. This is a key step towards moving the control system closer to the quan...

'9.12.2021 04:56:37'

Stretchy, washable battery brings wearable devices closer to reality

Researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. In addition to watches and patches for measuring vital signs, the battery might also be integrated with clothing that can actively change color or tempera...

'9.12.2021 03:25:57'

Analog computers now just one step from digital

Engineers have reached a theoretical limit for efficiently converting analog data into digital bits in an emerging computer technology.

'8.12.2021 11:51:59'

Engineers teach AI to navigate ocean with minimal energy

New AI uses reinforcement learning to efficiently navigate oceans

'2.12.2021 11:21:51'

How statistics can aid in the fight against misinformation

Mathematicians created a statistical model that can be used to detect misinformation in social posts.

'2.12.2021 10:39:27'

Twisting elusive quantum particles with a quantum computer

While the number of qubits and the stability of quantum states are still limiting current quantum computing devices, there are questions where these processors are already able to leverage their enormous computing power. Scientists used a quantum ...

'2.12.2021 09:15:43'

Researchers develop an algorithm to increase the efficiency of quantum computers

Quantum computing is taking a new leap forward due to new research. The team of researchers have proposed a scheme to reduce the number of calculations needed to read out data stored in the state of a quantum processor. This, in turn, will make qu...

'2.12.2021 09:15:40'

Artificial material protects light states on smallest length scales

Light not only plays a key role as an information carrier for optical computer chips, but also in particular for the next generation of quantum computers. Its lossless guidance around sharp corners on tiny chips and the precise control of its inte...

'2.12.2021 09:15:10'

Predicting protein-protein interactions

Scientists have collaborated to build a structurally-motivated deep learning method built from recent advances in neural language modeling. The team's deep-learning model, called D-SCRIPT, was able to predict protein-protein interactions (PPIs) fr...

'2.12.2021 09:14:38'

Never-before-seen state of matter: Quantum spin liquids

Physicists said they have finally experimentally documented quantum spin liquids, a long sought-after exotic state of matter. The work marks a big step toward being able to produce this elusive state on demand and to gain a novel understanding of ...

'1.12.2021 06:19:39'

Thriving in non-equilibrium

Researchers used the Frontera supercomputer to explore light-induced superconductivity a pulsed laser, which is believed to be a promising route to room-temperature superconductors. They found that d-wave superconductivity can be enhanced by a pul...

'1.12.2021 06:19:30'

Deep learning dreams up new protein structures

Using artificial intelligence and deep learning, researchers have developed a neural network that 'hallucinates' the structures of new protein molecules. The scientists made up completely random protein sequences and introduced mutations into them...

'30.11.2021 08:02:31'

Time crystal in a quantum computer

Researchers have created and observed a new phase of matter, popularly known as a time crystal.

'30.11.2021 05:11:19'

Quantum computers getting connected

Research into superfast quantum computers is now well advanced, but it is not yet possible to connect the individual processors. An international research team has now shown a way to scale quantum computers using nanophotonic silicon carbide struc...

'29.11.2021 10:51:10'

Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

Researchers developed a machine learning model that understands the underlying relationships between objects in a scene and can generate accurate images of scenes from text descriptions.

'29.11.2021 10:50:20'

Team builds first living robots that can reproduce

Scientists have discovered a new form of biological reproduction -- and created self-replicating living robots. Made from frog cells, these computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped 'mouth' -- and release Xenobot 'bab...

'29.11.2021 10:50:17'

'Transformational' approach to machine learning could accelerate search for new disease treatments

Researchers have developed a new approach to machine learning that 'learns how to learn' and out-performs current machine learning methods for drug design, which in turn could accelerate the search for new disease treatments.

'29.11.2021 07:27:58'

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers

Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study has now succeeded in combining a memory function with a calculation function in the same component. The discovery opens the way for more efficient ...

'23.11.2021 08:14:24'

New method gives rapid, objective insight into how cells are changed by disease

A new 'image analysis pipeline' is giving scientists rapid new insight into how disease or injury have changed the body, down to the individual cell. It's called TDAExplore, which takes the detailed imaging provided by microscopy, pairs it with a ...

'23.11.2021 08:12:54'

Virtual reality tool to be used in the fight against disease

Science has the technology to measure the activity of every gene within a single individual cell, and just one experiment can generate thousands of cells worth of data. Researchers have now revolutionized the way this data is analyzed -- by using ...

'22.11.2021 12:27:16'

Stereotypes in STEM fields start by age six

The perception that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering starts as young as age six, according to a new study. That may be one reason why girls and women are underrepresented in these STEM career fields.

'18.11.2021 15:36:21'

'Deepfaking the mind' could improve brain-computer interfaces for people with disabilities

Researchers are using generative adversarial networks (GANs) -- technology best known for creating deepfake videos and photorealistic human faces -- to improve brain-computer interfaces for people with disabilities. The team successfully taught an...

'17.11.2021 05:01:06'

New holographic camera sees the unseen with high precision

Northwestern University researchers have invented a new high-resolution camera that can see the unseen -- including around corners and through scattering media, such as skin, fog or potentially even the human skull.

'16.11.2021 12:50:20'

Invention lets people pay for purchases with a high-five

Imagine your car starting the moment you get in because it recognizes the jacket you're wearing. Consider the value of a hospital gown that continuously measures and transmits a patient's vital signs. These are just two applications made possible ...

'16.11.2021 08:15:58'

Researchers develop rapid computer software to track pandemics as they happen

Researchers have created lightning-fast computer software that can help nations track and analyze pandemics, like the one caused by COVID-19, before they spread like wildfire around the globe.

'16.11.2021 05:31:47'

A nanoantenna for long-distance, ultra-secure communication

Researchers have used a nanoantenna to focus light onto a single semiconductor nanobox. This approach will enhance the utility of quantum repeater technology currently under development for advanced communication and data storage. Such technology ...

'16.11.2021 05:31:38'

Research team makes considerable advance in brain-inspired computing

A lab, whose work is concentrated on neuromorphic computing or brain-inspired computing, has new research that introduces hardware improvements by harnessing a quality known as 'randomness' or 'stochasticity'. Their research contradicts the percep...

'16.11.2021 05:31:10'

Big data privacy for machine learning just got 100 times cheaper

Computer scientists have discovered an inexpensive way for tech companies to implement a rigorous form of personal data privacy when using or sharing large databases for machine learning.

'11.11.2021 08:03:54'

First quantum simulation of baryons

Researchers performed the first-ever simulation of baryons -- fundamental quantum particles -- on a quantum computer.

'10.11.2021 08:16:45'

When algorithms get creative

Uncovering the mechanisms of learning via synaptic plasticity is a critical step towards understanding how our brains function and building truly intelligent, adaptive machines. Researchers propose a new approach in which algorithms mimic biologic...

'10.11.2021 05:45:53'

Identifying individual proteins using nanopores and supercomputers

The amount and types of proteins our cells produce tell us important details about our health. Researchers have shown that it is possible to identify individual proteins with single-amino acid resolution and nearly 100% accuracy. Their method uses...

'9.11.2021 07:05:50'

AI behind deepfakes may power materials design innovations

The person staring back from the computer screen may not actually exist, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) capable of generating convincing but ultimately fake images of human faces. Now this same technology may power the next wave of innovat...

'3.11.2021 06:50:22'

Thin-film, high-frequency antenna array offers new flexibility for wireless communications

Researchers have taken a step toward developing a type of antenna array that could coat an airplane's wings, function as a skin patch transmitting signals to medical implants, or cover a room as wallpaper that communicates with internet of things ...

'3.11.2021 06:50:18'

Government action needed to ensure insurance against major hacking of driverless vehicles, experts warn

Government action is needed so driverless vehicles can be insured against malicious hacks which could have potentially catastrophic consequences, a study says.

'2.11.2021 14:05:35'

Artificial intelligence to detect colorectal cancer

A researcher found that artificial intelligence can accurately detect and diagnose colorectal cancer from tissue scans as well or better than pathologists, according to a new study.

'2.11.2021 08:54:55'

Better models of atmospheric ‘detergent’ can help predict climate change

Earth's atmosphere has a unique ability to cleanse itself by way of invisible molecules in the air that act as minuscule cleanup crews. The most important molecule in that crew is the hydroxyl radical (OH), nicknamed the 'detergent of the atmosphe...

'1.11.2021 10:18:00'

Researchers discover predictable behavior in promising material for computer memory

A team of researchers has discovered unexpectedly familiar behavior in the antiferroelectric material known as zirconium dioxide, or zirconia.