Standard knowledge for robots
What do you know? There is now a world standard for capturing and conveying the knowledge that robots possess—or, to get philosophical about it, an ontology for automatons.
Online dating scams top Australian financial fraud
Australians were tricked out of Aus$82 million (US$66 million) last year, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses, the competition regulator revealed on Monday.
Scientists achieve critical steps to building first practical quantum computer
IBM scientists today unveiled two critical advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. For the first time, they showed the ability to detect and measure both kinds of quantum errors ...
Traveling without moving: Quantum communication scheme transfers quantum states without transmitting physical particles
Photon 'afterglow' could transmit information without transmitting energy
How well can information be stored from the beginning to the end of time?
Amazon drone patent has tracking, talking details
China warns soldiers against wearable gadgets
China has warned soldiers against using smartwatches, high-tech spectacles and other Internet-connected wearable gadgets, saying they could "endanger security" after a recruit was caught trying to take a ...
Facebook not an information bubble, researchers conclude
Social media networks like Facebook are not putting users in an ideological information bubble, despite fears to the contrary, a new research report said Thursday.
How parents threaten children's online privacy
Most parents go to great lengths to keep their children safe online—but what if parents themselves, through the simple act of posting photos to Facebook and Instagram, are putting their own kids at risk ...
Black holes don't erase information, scientists say
The "information loss paradox" in black holes—a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years—may not exist.
Hackers attack German Parliament's internal data system
Authorities say hackers have tried to break into the internal data system of the German Parliament.
Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons
Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for ...
Electrical control of quantum bits in silicon paves the way to large quantum computers
A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing the construction of affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer ...