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A mathematician has created and released software that could protect encrypted code from hackers armed with next-generation quantum computers.
North Carolina State University's cyborg cockroaches can be remotely controlled to carry technology that could scan disaster areas and identify survivors in the wake of catastrophes.
Google has developed a new breast cancer detection technique that utilizes machine learning, predictive analytics, and pattern recognition to train a computer to search for cell patterns in tissue slides.
Wiretaps on Americans in foreign intelligence investigations are not easy to get. And if you're a candidate for president, it's even harder.
Using data to try to keep people from getting shot.
Baxter is but a child, with bright eyes and a subtle grin.
Rather than share the now-classified technological means that investigators used to locate a child porn suspect, federal prosecutors in Washington state have dropped all charges against a man accused of accessing Playpen, a notorious…
Researchers found teens rarely talked to their parents about potentially risky online experiences.
An algorithm based on game theory can be used to protect against efforts to tamper with election results.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that predicts a user's marital status with 86% accuracy using data from Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram.
Legally blind SAS software engineer Ed Summers in February guided the company's release of a free browser plug-in that scans Web pages for graphs or charts and translates them into piano notes.
The Synthetic Data Vault is a new machine-learning system that automatically creates synthetic data, which can be used in data science efforts that otherwise would be thwarted due to limited access to authentic data.
Researchers are enabling everyday objects to communicate directly with smartphones and car radios and transmit information to them.
Artificial-intelligence programs harness game-theory strategies and deep learning to defeat human professionals in two-player hold'em.
The Computing Research Association board of directors is pleased to announce its selections for the 2017 CRA Awards.
A complex variant of poker is the latest game to be mastered by artificial intelligence (AI). And it has been conquered not once, but twice, by two rival bots developed by separate research teams.
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft performed a previously unscheduled maneuver this week to avoid a collision in the near future with Mars' moon Phobos.
The assumption that physically interfacing the human brain with machines will give humanity a competitive edge over increasingly advanced robots is dubious, because of various factors.
Researchers who built their own model of the dark net ran simulations to see how the model would react to three failure scenarios.
Researchers have shown it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that "grows as it computes."
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have developed an algorithm that can create code to solve simple math problems.
Researchers at TU Wien in Austria have developed a computational method that can determine the shape a metal object must be in order to generate a specific sound.
By making DNA endlessly change, researchers have shown how a biological computer might one day solve problems much faster than conventional computers or even quantum computers.
The telescope offers one of the most seductive suggestions a technological object can carry: the idea that humans might pick up a thing, peer into it, and finally solve the riddle of the heavens as a result.
Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines.
Researchers have devised a way to program a team of off-the-shelf, low-powered drones to map an oil spill in a matter of minutes.
New computational software can detect the presence of an epigenetic add-on associated with cancer and other health conditions.
Microsoft engineers have proposed underwater server farms to help cloud providers deal with data center expansion in an environmentally friendly manner.
University of Michigan researchers are programming and testing a bipedal robot with the mobility of a large bird.
Taking the first steps toward building a long-range network that can connect super-fast quantum computers, or provide absolutely secure, tamper-free communication.