Thousands of messages shed light on texting scams

Researchers collected a huge amount of data on text message phishing attacks to clarify the scope and nature of the operations.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
today ~8 min

What’s the science behind potholes?

What causes potholes? An expert explains how they form, the effect of weather, and the best way to fix them.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
today ~3 min

Gene discovery could lead to resilient ‘pixie’ corn

Research offers corn breeders a new tool to develop desirable dwarf varieties that could boost the crop’s resilience and profitability.

Dave Roepke-Iowa State • futurity
today ~5 min

Modular, scalable hardware architecture for a quantum computer

A new quantum-system-on-chip enables the efficient control of a large array of qubits, moving toward practical quantum computing.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
today ~9 min

How your brain knows if a sound is music or speech

Music and speech are among the most frequent types of sounds we hear. But how do we identify what we think are differences between the two?

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
today ~6 min

Looking for a specific action in a video? This AI-based method can find it for you

A new approach could streamline virtual training processes or aid clinicians in reviewing diagnostic videos.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
today ~7 min

Controlled diffusion model can change material properties in images

“Alchemist” system adjusts the material attributes of specific objects within images to potentially modify video game models to fit different environments, fine-tune VFX, and diversify robotic training.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
yesterday ~8 min

There’s a genetic link between bird and human vocal organs

New research finds that the syrinx, the vocal organ of birds, and larynx share the same developmental programming.

UT Austin • futurity
yesterday ~10 min

People with no inner voice have worse verbal memory

Not everyone has an inner voice. New research digs into how that affects people's ability to accomplish verbal memory tasks.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

In international relations, it’s the message, not the medium

Research surveys show warnings issued by world leaders are taken equally seriously whether issued on social media or through formal statements.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
yesterday ~6 min