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artificial intelligence

After Uber, Tesla Incidents, Can Artificial Intelligence Be Trusted?

Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose? Considering last month’s fatal crash...
quantum bitsvideo

Precision Atom Qubits Achieve Milestone

The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with UNSW Sydney-led scientists showing...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
Silicon Nanoparticles

Mining Hardware Helps Scientists Gain Insight into Silicon Nanoparticles

Researchers from ITMO University and their international colleagues have developed the first three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and silicon nanoparticles. They...
viruses

Workbench for Virus Design

Bacteriophages, known informally as phages, are viruses that can attack and kill specific bacteria. They occur everywhere in the natural world. Precisely because they...
Camera technology

Low-Latency Image Data Compression

Up to 12 cameras are currently installed in new vehicle models, mostly in the headlights or taillights and the side mirrors. An on-board computer...
topological insulator laservideo

The Future of Semiconductor Lasing: Topological Insulator Lasers

Researchers at the Technion and in the U.S. have developed a new, highly efficient coherent and robust semiconductor laser system: the topological insulator laser. The...
brain-computer interface

People with Tetraplegia Gain Rapid Use of Brain-Computer Interface

For a brain-computer interface (BCI) to be truly useful for a person with tetraplegia, it should be ready whenever it’s needed, with minimal expert...
wireless communication

Beyond 5G

Imagine a roomful of 1,000 students all simultaneously experiencing an augmented reality lecture and demonstration. Or, how about riding in an autonomous vehicle that...
hair dyes

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new...
quantum

Neural Networks Take on Quantum Entanglement

Machine learning, the field that’s driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and techniques have led...
nitrogen

New Process Could Slash Energy Demands of Fertilizer, Nitrogen-Based Chemicals

Manufacturers currently make fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and other industrial chemicals by pulling nitrogen from the air and combining it with hydrogen. Nitrogen gas is plentiful,...
spintronic

Mysteries a Promising Spintronic Material Revealed

Researchers at UC Riverside used an unconventional approach to determine the strength of the electron spin interactions with the optical phonons in antiferromagnetic nickel...
autism

Being Bilingual May Help Autistic Children

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make...
Electronics Laboratory

Smart Buildings That Can Manage Our Electricity Needs

A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers’ needs – that’s the energy concept being developed...
computer models

What’s a Mind Without a Body? New Research Adds Physiology to...

Though computers are becoming better programmed to process information like our brains do, the power of the human mind is unmatched. But what’s the...
DrugPredict

Computer Program Finds New Uses for Old Drugs

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) at Case Western Reserve University have helped develop a computer program to find new indications for...
gyroscope

‘Gyroscope’ Molecules Form Crystal That’s Both Solid and Full of Motion

Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for...
fuel cells

Study Boosts Hope for Cheaper Fuel Cells

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that...
cosmic events

Computational Astrophysics Team Uncloaks Magnetic Fields of Cosmic Events

The development of ultra-intense lasers delivering the same power as the entire U.S. power grid has enabled the study of cosmic phenomena such as...