A team of scientists developed Internet Atlas, the first detailed map of the internet’s structure worldwide. The lines represent crucial pieces of the physical infrastructure of the internet that billions of people rely on. Credit: Paul Barford/University of Wisconsin-Madison Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has

Smartphones typically capture a limited portion of the full fingerprint using small sensors. Multiple partial fingerprints are captured for the same finger during enrollment. The figure shows a set of partial fingerprints (b) extracted from the full fingerprint (a). Credit: Image courtesy of NYU Tandon School of Engineering No two people are believed to have

New research from Olin Business School examines data from the 2007-09 financial crisis to show how the US Federal Reserve can effectively assist banks in times of financial uncertainty. Credit: Washington University in St. Louis This week, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for just the third time in nine years. While many Americans know

Credit:Virginia Tech. Mobile phones have increasingly become the repository for the details that drive our everyday lives. But Virginia Tech researchers have recently discovered that the same apps we regularly use on our phones to organize lunch dates, make convenient online purchases, and communicate the most intimate details of our existence have secretly been colluding

Credit:Matthew Catenacci USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere — including on our groceries, pill bottles and even clothing. Duke University researchers have brought us closer to a future of low-cost, flexible electronics

This is a closeup of the flexible sensor. Credit: University of British Columbia Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor developed at the University of British

Professor Kwabena Boahen has written “A Neuromorph’s Prospectus” outlining how to build computers that directly mimic in silicon what the brain does in flesh and blood. Credit: L.A. Cicero Conventional computer chips aren’t up to the challenges posed by next-generation autonomous drones and medical implants. Now, Kwabena Boahen has laid out a way forward, using

Test situation for this study.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Twente Some electronic energy meters can give false readings that are up to 582% higher than actual energy consumption. This emerged from a study carried out by the University of Twente (UT), in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Professor Frank Leferink

Using advanced mathematics, researchers hope to create models of biological systems that can inform our understanding of normal development and disease.Credit: University of Michigan What makes a cluster of cells become a liver, or a muscle? How do our genes give rise to proteins, proteins to cells, and cells to tissues and organs? The incredible

Upping the ante on artificial intelligence: Michael Bowling (center) flanked by the co-authors of DeepStack.Credit: John Ulan A team of computing scientists from the University of Alberta’s Computer Poker Research Group is once again capturing the world’s collective fascination with artificial intelligence. In a historic result for the flourishing AI research community, the team —

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