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An algorithm-based system that identifies telltale linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregator and social media sites like Google News with a new weapon in the fight against misinformation, according to new research. The researchers who developed...
It’s possible to use ordinary WiFi to detect weapons, bombs, and explosive chemicals in bags at places like stadiums, theme parks, schools, and other public venues, research shows. The researchers’ suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces...
A heat shield you can scorch with a blowtorch until it glows red on one side and still comfortably touch on the other will protect a NASA probe flying to within 4 million miles of the sun’s surface. The shield...
A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008. It could affect users who rely on a digital lockbox feature known as Intel Software Guard Extensions, or SGX, as...
Researchers have devised a new type of artificially intelligent camera system that can classify images faster and more energy-efficiently. The image recognition technology that underlies today’s autonomous cars and aerial drones depends on artificial intelligence: the computers essentially teach themselves...
Condensation on a can of beer or soda provides more heat than the surrounding air, which means humid weather warms up your drink more than twice as much as dry heat does. “Probably the most important thing a beer koozie...
You can now see some of the world’s most admired ancient artifacts and sculptures in 3D from home. A new website contains over 300 digitized sculptures and fragments from the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi...
Who would have thought that in 2018 we could search the web using nothing but our voices? Voice searching is a rising trend that is making waves in the digital world. We have some epic devices and smartphones that utilize...
To predict when rush hour traffic is likely to grind to a halt, a new study suggests it may be more effective to examine how people use electricity during the night, instead of travel-time data. By analyzing household electricity use...
New research sheds light on why computers are so bad at a class of tasks that even young children have no problem with: determining whether two objects in an image are the same or different. “There’s a lot of excitement...