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By the fall of 1915, Albert Einstein was a bit grumpy.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google on Wednesday said it has evaluated more than 1.2 million Web pages for compliance with Europe's "Right to Be Forgotten" ruling, and removed 42% of them from its search results. Facebook Inc.'s was the top…
Ruhr-University Bochum researchers can access the interior of transistors by manipulating the electron gas within them via application of resonators to produce rhythmic oscillation in the terahertz range inside.
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have developed a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and recognize objects.
Swedish researchers built a working electronic circuit from an ordinary garden rose by filling its veins with conductive polymer. This is the first step toward developing electronics that can interact directly with plants.
Heidelberg University physicists have devised a new way to study magnetism via quantum simulation, using four ultracold atoms at near absolute zero to build a model simulating the behavior of electrons in a solid.
Syracuse University researchers are planning to compile and analyze every tweet and Facebook post for every U.S. presidential candidate through the end of the 2016 election to assess what those posts augur for the campaign.
A new study suggests using smartphones to capture the sounds of brushing one's teeth, to determine if you are doing it right.
When you think about the Internet of Things, you probably think of smart refrigerators and smart electric meters, not smart pacemakers, insulin pumps, and x-ray machines.
Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford.
One day, Mars may have rings like Saturn does.
A biomedical imaging system developed by MIT researchers could ultimately replace a $100,000 microscope with components that cost only hundreds of dollars. The system employs fluorescence lifetime imaging.
Silicon's limited electrical conductivity holds back computer processing speeds and the efficiency of solar panels. Ordinary silicon enhanced with certain abilities could be an effective replacement, if it can be coaxed to form…
Brigham Young University computer science undergraduate Andrew Wallace is assisting efforts to build simulations to help improve the efficiency of air traffic controllers in increasingly crowded airspace.
We have all done it; put a rictus grin on our faces while inside we are burning with anger.
The agricultural revolution was one of the most profound events in human history, leading to the rise of modern civilization.
Apple created the new Swift programming language as a better way of building apps for the iPhone, and it was a welcomed thing.
A new study from a group of researchers in Austria shows programmers who participate in open source projects are motivated by a different set of values than money.
MIT Media Lab researcher Marcelo Coelho concentrates on developing wearable devices whose intelligence may exceed that of their wearer.
As robotics researchers seek to develop more sophisticated and natural means for humans to interact with robots, they are also seeking to develop systems that will ensure these interactions do not prove dangerous for the robots…
Numerous academic research projects around the U.S. and beyond rely on high-performance computing resources funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
A computer scientist from Sydney's University of Technology and colleagues have addressed the accuracy limitations of existing facial recognition technology. Researcher Dacheng Tao calls the team's new algorithm a major breakthrough…
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the representation of women in computer and mathematical operations is slightly worse than it was in 2010, and the same holds true for the field of software developers.…
New research from the University of York supports the development of scalable and secure high-rate quantum networks.
After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.
A leap second is gone in the blink of an eye. But a long-awaited decision on whether to ditch these occasional time insertions—which ensure that official time is synced with Earth's rotation—has been delayed for at least eight…
It is a nightmare glacier, tormented by the giant of our Solar System ever looming on its horizon.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, US government officials have been vocal in their condemnation of encryption, suggesting that US companies like Apple and Google have blood on their hands for refusing to give intelligence and…
White House and congressional staffers have asked Silicon Valley executives for new talks in Washington, D.C., to resolve a standoff over encrypted communication tools in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, people familiar…
There are people who stand every morning outside the Carroll Street station in Brooklyn staring dead-eyed into the middle distance.