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The White House said that President Obama's BRAIN Initiative is generating interest from companies and philanthropies in a sign of what it calls a wider partnership developing around the U.S. administration’s most prominent science…
Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware has been dominated by men.
Yonsei University researchers have developed a system to enable air- and ground-based robot vehicles to cooperate without GPS signals or sensor devices.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are developing tools to improve electric grid protection operation analysis and prediction under different contingencies.
Software developed to help Hollywood create better virtual hair may be used to study the properties of filamentary structures like oceanic telecommunication cables.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is using the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web to push for an Internet bill of rights.
Researchers on the European Union's decade-long Human Brain Project disclosed how far they have come toward the goal of creating an artificial brain by 2023.
Optical information handling is a critical staple for communications and the Internet, but using light for computer-scale computation remains a distant dream.
Scientists are using cutting-edge scanning and visualization techniques to wow visitors and find new stories in ancient artifacts.
Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.