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Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas say they have developed a material that can transform from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires.
Texas A&M University professor Tim Davis uses sparse matrix algorithms to create works of electronic art by visualizing music.
Disney researchers have developed ways to enhance virtual experiences involving interactions with physical objects by showing how a person using a virtual reality system can use it to catch an actual ball.
Cleoniki Kesidis writes that a culture that tries to encourage girls to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields guilt-tripped her into pursuing such a career, which she found unrewarding and left.
Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan have successfully demonstrated that a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps between energy-efficient patterns.
Here's how to catch a black hole. First, spend many years enlisting eight of the top radio observatories across four continents to join forces for an unprecedented hunt.
Our most accurate clocks are probing a key tenet of Einstein's theory of relativity: the idea that time isn't absolute.
Georgia Institute of Technology professor Ashok Goel has created an artificially intelligent teaching assistant.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Yanhua Li has proposed an alternative urban transit system that uses a hub-and-spoke configuration with shared shuttles.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working to make the process of a robot autonomously grasping an object easier.
Missouri S&T researchers have developed a way to "grow" thin layers of gold on single crystal wafers of silicon and use them as substrates on which to grow other electronic materials.
The industry should be scrambling for upgrades.
"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.
Modern computers would not exist without the influence of Aristotelean principles.
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.