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Microsoft's Project Oxford has launched a range of machine-learning application programming interfaces in beta, including How-Old.net.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a free website that leverages decades of research on how to divide things equitably without resentment.
Eindhoven University of Technology cryptology professor Tanja Lange is leading a European project to protect data against quantum computers.
The method used by thousands of people to watch unauthorized broadcasts of Saturday night's big boxing match might have been new, but to longtime media executives, who have led one battle against piracy after another, it was…
"You can't really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before."
Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint.
Facebook Inc. doesn't yet have an intelligent assistant, like the iPhone's Siri.
Inspired by the tech behind the digital currency Bitcoin, IBM and Samsung are rethinking how connected devices connect.
Researchers have separated human voices from the background in a wide range of songs using some of the latest advances associated with deep neural networks.
Researchers are using microscopic variations to "fingerprint" silicon chips used in consumer-product tags to combat product counterfeiting.
Yahoo Labs' Bodyprint is a biometric authentication system that could be used to replace PIN codes for smartphones.
University of Texas at Austin researchers have developed a two-armed robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton.
Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet and vice president at Google, discusses modern challenges of the Internet, technologies of the future, and ACM.
Demand for artificial intelligence know-how has exploded in recent years, and major technology firms are turning to the ranks of academia to find that expertise.
Chipmakers are spending billions of dollars to develop new computing architectures as the ability to build more transistors into a chip approaches its physical limit.
NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.
In the late 1980s, Joseph W. Lechleider came up with a clever solution to a puzzling technical problem, making it possible to bring high-speed Internet service to millions of households.
A international team has been quietly pondering how to rewrite the basic structure of the Internet—for our sakes.
Imagine what it must have been like to look through the first telescopes or the first microscopes, or to see the bottom of the sea as clearly as if the water were gin.
Robots are goosing the productivity of the world's factories, but does that mean fewer jobs for humans?
Originally planned to orbit Mercury for one year, the mission exceeded all expectations, lasting for over four years and acquiring extensive datasets with its seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation.
The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise.
The creation of robots with personalities mimicking celebrities and other deceased persons could be controversial in terms of how people may react to them.
Researchers say they have developed a new technique that could enable people to cast an election vote online, even if their home computer is infected with malware.
A new report released this week lays out the current state of research into massive open online courses.
Flinders University engineering students have developed new technology to detect human life that they believe is more efficient than published techniques.
A new digital platform offers a database of digitized works from cultural heritage collections, including handwritten works rendered searchable.
Paul R. Hudak, professor of computer science and master of Saybrook College, died April 29 after a long battle with leukemia.
At the dawn of aerial combat 100 years ago, World War I flying aces frequently closed to within 15 meters before firing at enemy aircraft with their machine guns.
Like a distant relative who makes you feel bad at the annual holiday get together, Microsoft has created a website that analyzes a photo of a person's face and guesses in seconds how old the subject is.