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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.
Google director of engineering and ACM Fellow Ray Kurzweil this week predicted the technological singularity will arrive by 2045.
Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have developed a robotic head that analyzes how people interact with each other.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain.
Cineca, the leading Italian high-performance computing consortium, manages a supercomputing resource hub to advance innovations in scientific computing.
Researchers in the U.K. have developed a highly magnetic material that could provide fundamental improvements to the performance of conventional computer technologies.
Stanford University researchers have demonstrated how to take a brittle plastic and modify it chemically to make it much more flexible, while slightly enhancing its electrical conductivity.
Researchers say they have developed a method for transmitting and receiving a radio signal on a single chip.
Some issues that arise from the use of algorithms may be due to the data they are fed, rather than their black-box nature.
You've heard the hype: The quantum computer revolution is coming. Physicists say these devices will be fast enough to break every encryption method banks use today.