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On Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST (12:04 p.m. EST, 17:04 UTC) NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter.
He specialized in "in the general area of operating systems and distributed systems, with occasional excursions into security."
A dash of graphene can transform the stretchy goo known as Silly Putty into a pressure sensor able to monitor a human pulse or even track the dainty steps of a small spider.
A research team testing the handover of driving from autonomous cars to human drivers found such a shift can be difficult for people if conditions have changed since the last time they were at the wheel.
A recent experiment demonstrated how humans can interact with virtual realities via direct brain stimulation.
Researchers have added to the field of baseball statistics with the first analysis of hitters' performance when their team is either almost guaranteed to win, or is so far behind the game is out of reach.
Microsoft and Code.org have released a new tutorial for Hour of Code, an annual campaign held during Computer Science Education Week to encourage more students to develop an interest in coding.
Harvard University researchers have created the first self-contained soft robot.
The Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia, is one of the most elegant scientific instruments ever built.
Decentralizing the way medicines are made.
There may never be enough hours in the day to get everything done, but at least the forces of nature are conspiring to help out.
Researchers have developed a way for consumers to design and develop drones to meet their unique specifications.
Artificial intelligence systems can form flawed and stereotypical word associations by learning from biased data samples.
Researchers have developed an improved version of last year's LineFORM multifunctional snake robot that introduces modularity to the system.
University of California, Los Angeles computer scientists say recent artificial intelligence innovations are pushing robotic technology forward.
The debate over encryption and government access to secured communications dates decades back.
NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology—innovations developed by NASA, including JPL; with NASA funding; or under a contract with the agency—in…
It was a tough day in US patent court for the University of California, Berkeley.
Disney researchers have developed a model-based method of realistically reconstructing teeth for digital actors and for medical applications.
The strategies compiled in a new U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publication can lead to software with 100 times fewer vulnerabilities, according to computer scientists at the agency.
Social roboticist Glenda Hannibal at the University of Vienna in Austria considers how a future society supported by robots will transform human-digital interaction.
The United States needs to invest more in quantum computing, according to Tim Polk, assistant director of cybersecurity within the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
About 25 percent of boys and 24 percent of girls expect to be working in a science-related occupation in their 30s, according to the OECD Program for International Student Assessment test. However, more boys expect to be engineers…
The White House has announced new commitments involving implementing computer science and computational thinking in K-12 education that build on President Barack Obama's Computer Science for All initiative.
What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden in mysterious tunnels beneath a neighborhood pizza joint.
Here's what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That's all I did.
Macarthur Fellow Gene Luen Yang's graphic novels introduce kids to computer programming.
A University of Illinois study found if the U.S. Transportation Security Administration paid for the expedited airport screening program PreCheck for frequent fliers, it would save the agency $34 million a year, enhance airport…
Southern Connecticut State University professor Mohammad Tarik Islam has developed Geo Faces, an algorithm and dataset that can determine where people are from based on photographs of them.
University of Kansas researchers have received a $2.5-million contract to develop new communication technologies for airborne vehicles on U.S. test ranges. The research will help remake test-flight communications following an…