New algorithm could enable household robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments
For household robots ever to be practical, they'll need to be able to recognize the objects they're supposed to manipulate. But while object recognition is one of the most widely studied topics in artificial ...
Novel mathematical research for quantifying and predicting uncertainty in design models
Uncertainty is sometimes unavoidable. But in the world of scientific computing and engineering, at least, what's worse than uncertainty is being uncertain about how uncertain one is.
Reverse engineer creates Thunderstrike bootkit able to exploit vulnerability in OS X boot ROM
Machines teach astronomers about stars
Astronomers are enlisting the help of machines to sort through thousands of stars in our galaxy and learn their sizes, compositions and other basic traits.
Simulations aimed at safer transport of explosives
In 2005, a semi truck hauling 35,000 pounds of explosives through the Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah crashed and caught fire, causing a dramatic explosion that left a 30- by-70-foot crater in the highway.
Manipulating the "spin" of electrons on nanomagnets to create faster, more energy-efficient computers
Computers are basically machines that process information in the form of electronic zeros and ones. But two MIT professors of materials science and engineering are trying to change that.
Tech enthusiasts turn up at Las Vegas gadget show
At the International CES, the largest trade show in the Americas, tech enthusiasts have met in Las Vegas to see their dreams and fantasies about the future move closer to reality.
Intel to launch compute-on-a-stick device this year
Opportunity rover takes in view from top of Martian hill
NASA's Opportunity rover is soaking in the view from its perch atop a Martian hill as engineers continue to fix a problem with its computer memory.
Razer console will stream PC games, play mobile games on TV
If a new gaming console running on Google software succeeds, people who play computer games locked up in their rooms should find themselves spending more time in the living room, and mobile game players should become less ...
Researchers scan video to monitor nighttime behavior of giraffes
Disney researchers have developed a video technique for automatically detecting unusual behaviors of giraffes at night, providing naturalists with an improved tool for monitoring the health and safety of ...
Drone market resembles Silicon Valley's early days
To see the future of drones, head up the hill at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Electronics Avenue. Inside a bland brick office building, the team at CyPhy is working on tethered machines that can ...
Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet
A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary—and boring.
Intel CEO says computing 'unleashed' by wearables
Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said Tuesday that computing is being "unleashed" by the move to wearables as the tech giant unveiled a button-sized device for new connectivity.