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"It feels like the entire universe is within a sphere that is maybe within a couple metres' radius," says topologist Henry Segerman at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
Intelligence agents and military operatives may come to rely heavily on machine learning to parse huge quantities of data, and to control a growing arsenal of autonomous systems.
The U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is supporting research on deciphering the timing and sequences of bird calls.
European researchers recently launched a research project that aims to develop a biocomputer based on highly efficient molecular motors that will use a fraction of the energy of existing computers.
Software programmers, librarians, and others are archiving scientific data from government websites.
OpenAI's Igor Mordatch is investigating new ways for machines to converse with each other.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this month will present the Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials program, which aims to develop a new generation of radiofrequency and millimeter-wave transistors…
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout.
On the morning of December 30, the day after Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election, Tillmann Werner was sitting down to breakfast in Bonn, Germany.
A recently published paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research explores how interactions between humans and self-driving cars could change the rules of the road.
George Boole is often described as a mathematician, but he saw himself as a philosopher, following in the footsteps of Aristotle.
Researchers have mapped out how readers of 18th- and 19th-century British novels felt emotionally about London.
Researchers have created PickAR, a headset that uses AR technology to overlay picking information so warehouses can find and process orders with greater efficiency.
A new Google Chrome browser extension dramatically upgrades Wi-Fi browsing speeds at an altitude of 30,000 feet.
Crowdsourcing opens up opportunities for 'civilian' beta testers.
As children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics—Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to the sun. Mars is red, but it's possible that one of our closest neighbors also…
Igor Mordatch is IS working to build machines that can carry on a conversation.
Researchers at Google Brain and OpenAI are applying Darwinian principles of evolution to advance artificial intelligence.
Researchers have used x-rays to peer within commercial integrated circuits and reconstruct them in three dimensions.
Researchers have pioneered a new approach to understanding the musical experience by analyzing the vibrato effect using the Filter Diagonalization Method in music signal processing.
Researchers have developed a Wi-Fi network based on directable infrared light rays.
Researchers are using supercomputer simulations to study the structure of tornado-producing supercell thunderstorms.
Researchers at the universities of Bristol and Oxford in the U.K. are examining spiders' webs to determine their computational capabilities.
Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley's next victim.
This month IBM and Google both said they aim to commercialize quantum computers within the next few years (Google specified five), selling access to the exotic machines in a new kind of cloud service.
Microprocessors got smaller, faster, and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains.
A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan might occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles.
Researchers have developed a family tree artificial intelligence algorithm that looks for connections between 5 million baptisms from the end of the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
Potentially everyone on earth could be affected by the benefits of exascale computing, writes Paul Messina, director of the Argonne National Laboratory's Exascale Project.
Researchers have developed an early warning system for massive distributed denial-of-service attacks.