creeps

Check Out These Weird-Ass Ancient Proto-Spiders Trapped in Amber

Spiders with tails, ew.
Michael Byrne
2.8.18
neural networks

Attack Targets Automatic Speech Recognition Systems

Research demonstrates the possibility of using slight distortions to trick speech recognition neural nets into hearing spoofed messages.
Michael Byrne
1.31.18
graph theory

How to Hide Within a Social Network

New graph theory research offers good news for privacy advocates, bad news for the FBI.
Michael Byrne
1.30.18
security

This CPU Exploit-Safe Version of 'Doom' Runs at .00003 FPS

One way to defend against Spectre and Meltdown.
Michael Byrne
1.30.18
Empathy

How AI Can Help Us Understand Pain and Suffering

Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez sees AI as a tool for empathy.
Michael Byrne
1.29.18
physical AI

How Funny Robots Can Help Stall Dementia

What the uncanny valley offers that VR doesn't.
Michael Byrne
1.26.18
preventable errors

The Navy's New $440 Million Warship Will Spend the Winter Frozen to a Dock in Canada

The USS Little Rock is likely stuck in Montreal until spring.
Michael Byrne
1.23.18
Pharma

New 'Reactionware' 3D Printing System Spits Out Pharmaceuticals On-Demand

The door is open for making drugs on-site in doctors' offices, or even in space.
Michael Byrne
1.19.18
Skynet

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Michael Byrne
1.17.18
Space

Fast Radio Bursts Are a Sci-Fi Dream with An Astrophysical Source

New research suggests the origins of one of astrophysics' greatest mysteries.
Michael Byrne
1.12.18
cores

Why Machine Learning Needs GPUs

Matrix multiplication and AI: A short primer
Michael Byrne
1.9.18
security

The Clever Engineering Behind Intel's Chipocalypse

When computer security collides with computer efficiency.
Michael Byrne
1.4.18
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