Scientists in Germany are using artificial nerve cells to classify different types of data. These silicon 'neurons' could recognize handwritten numbers, or distinguish plant species based on their flowers.
All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies.
Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which novel, revolutionary solar cells based on lead iodide perovskite light-absorbing semiconductor transfer electrons along their surface.
In the unusually warm winter that bridges the years 2013 and 2014, graphene continues to be a hot topic of investigation - and we mean "hot" in the physics sense.
Say hello to Crispr/Cas9--the world' first genetically modified monkeys birthed in a lab through the complexities of DNA engineering.
If Google chairman Eric Schmidt is to be believed, the automation of jobs will be the “defining” problem of the next two to three decades. At a debate at Davos 2014, he warned that the constant development of new technology will put more and more middle class people out of work.
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when lists of passwords are stolen from websites.
The “like” is the predominant gesture on social media, whether you’re sticking to Facebook or shifting to Instagram. It may even be the most common gesture among humans nowadays. Some of us probably “like” content from our online friends more often than we communicate with them in real lif...
Researchers have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system.
An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms, researchers report.
The field of so-called solotronic structures enables experimental electronics and spintronics of the future, based on operations occurring on a single-atom level.