A new budget-friendly virtual-reality system helps researchers study the brains of small animals
Artificial intelligence still needs to bridge the “sim-to-real” gap. Deep-learning techniques that are all the rage in AI log superlative performances in mastering cerebral games, including chess and Go, both of which can be played on a computer...
Many vital public institutions such as hospitals and fire stations lack cybersecurity to ward off popular malware
A familiar concept from chaos theory turns out to work differently in the quantum world
As faith in government hits historic lows, organizers in the U.K. are trying a new math-based approach to democracy. Would it work in the bitterly divided U.S?
An expert explains how automation enables quick deliveries—which will include ballots for November’s election
A downsized version of the company’s Sycamore chip performed a record-breaking simulation of a chemical reaction
Five new quantum information science centers will marry the R&D strengths of academia, industry and U.S. national laboratories
Technology is blurring the lines between consumers and producers, amateurs and professionals, and laypeople and experts. We’re just starting to understand the implications
Why do we ignore information that could improve our ability to predict the odds of a personal cyberattack?
The system works like noise-cancelling headphones but fits over an open window. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new video re-creates a history that never happened, showing the power of AI-generated media...
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Such a system could bypass the fiber-optic cables that can be severed when storms down utility poles
A government push for access is ostensibly about fighting crime, terrorism and child porn. Yet it could put all of us at risk of unwarranted surveillance
Quantum computing is still the province of specialized programmers—but that is likely to change very quickly
Think how much time we’d save if voice assistants always understood commands or questions the first time
Algorithms that can recognize people are too often biased or inaccurate—and they can easily invade our privacy
With floods maps often outdated, augmented reality may help homeowners better understand the risk of inundation
Coming out of lockdown, the country is relying on thousands of local case trackers and on software, once used to protect rhinoceroses, for disease surveillance