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The father of the internet says social pressure -- people collectively saying, "This is wrong" -- is crucial to battling misinformation and harassment.
Social media can be used to warn people about floods, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events before they transpire by focusing on photos and keywords posted online.
Although girls currently comprise about 50% of the enrollment in U.S. high school science and math classes, they still lag their male counterparts in college and the workplace in terms of participation in science, technology,…
St. Mary's College researchers trained a quantum computer to recognize trees, a breakthrough they say could help scientists use other quantum systems for complicated machine-learning problems such as pattern recognition and computer…
Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Maryland have generated time crystals based on the theoretical work of Princeton University scientists.
World Wide Web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of three trends to be overcome in order to sustain the Web as beneficial for everyone.
Christopher Monroe spends his life poking at atoms with light.
These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).
The potential for urban ride-sharing is similar for a variety of cities all over the world.
The Miami, FL-based CODeLLA project was launched in 2013 to encourage Latina girls ages 8-12 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
A consortium in the U.K. is investigating artificial intelligence and other technologies to enhance offshore wind farms.
Researchers say they have developed a method for examining neural networks as they operate and visualizing how they reach conclusions.
Researchers have developed a smartphone app which they say provides a cost-effective and accurate alternative to the traditionally labor-intensive task of counting bacterial colonies on a culture.
A 2015 Arkansas murder case that had raised privacy questions surrounding "always-on" electronic home devices took a step forward last week after Amazon agreed to release recordings from the murder defendant's Amazon Echo as …
Finding derelict spacecraft and space debris in Earth's orbit can be a technological challenge.
Researchers have developed a tiny robotic system that is programmed and controlled by DNA and moves like a living cell.
A new automated method based on deep-learning techniques will provide coaches and teams with a tool to help assess defensive athletic performance in all game situations.
The Networked Pattern Recognition Framework works to predict future terrorist behaviors by defining past attack patterns.
Researchers have found an algorithm designed for streaming video on a cellphone can unlock DNA's storage potential by squeezing more data into its four base nucleotides.
Deep learning yields the ability to forecast the potential for litigation.
Chop a magnet in two, and it becomes two smaller magnets.
When Wikileaks yesterday released a trove of documents purporting to show how the CIA hacks everything from smartphones to PCs to smart televisions, the agency's already shadowy reputation gained a new dimension.
Researchers say technology is available to enable robots to "wear" human tendons, muscle, and skin.
Researchers have found the darknet is especially good at protecting users' privacy and anonymity because it can counter large cyberattacks on its own by spontaneously adding more network capacity.
Women face major barriers when working in technology fields, including wage inequality compared to male colleagues, workplace gender bias, a shortage of female role models, and unequal growth opportunities.
Researchers have developed a brain-computer interface that can control a turtle using human thought.
Researchers are studying how facial aging affects the performance of automatic facial-recognition systems and what implications this could have on identifying criminals or determining when identification documents need to be …
Researchers have developed algorithms that enable a wheeled robot to learn the meanings of words from sentences that describe example paths taken by the robot, to use the words to generate a sentence to describe the path of movement…
A quantum microscope that uses a sensor built from diamonds could allow researchers to study such nanoscale mysteries as how DNA folds in a cell, why drugs work or how bacteria metabolize metals.
The latest revelations about U.S. government's powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of every day devices can…