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Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online voting system that lacks a thorough ballot-verification method, to ensure against fraudulent voting.
Toy company Mattel and retailer Walmart are "leasing floors" in a virtual store.
A coding error in a set of Python scripts often used for computational analysis of chemistry data yielded significantly different outcomes, depending on which operating system was used.
A bicycle designed by a software applicaiton helped two competitors set the women's and men's world records for fastest human-powered vehicle last month.
California has launched the first statewide earthquake warning system in the U.S.
An international team used sound waves to control quantum information in one electron, an advance in creating efficient quantum computers built from semiconductors.
Researchers have developed a method of leveraging artificial intelligence neural networks to reveal larger patterns of activity of individual cells that come from several individuals.
Researchers in Germany and Australia found China is using a widely downloaded mobile app and translation service to siphon billions of pieces of information on users.
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astrobee robot is now up and running on the International Space Station (ISS).
Artfiicial intelligence's new take on heart surgery.
Researchers have developed motion-capture software that uses deep learning to model a fruit fly's movements in three dimensions, in the hope of designing fly-like robots.
IBM named the winners of this year's Call for Code Global Challenge.
Two companies have partnered on an autonomous shuttle service to transport commuters between a Metro station and locations in Reston, VA.
New technologies are being introduced to the world of dental care.
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers are using the Summit supercomputer to model retropropulsion (using rocket engines to decelerate) for landing manned spacecraft on Mars.
Russian pizza magnate Fyodor Ovchinnikov plans to open 1,000 Dodo Pizza outlets in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the next five years, using a combination of application software and analytics in the cloud.
A five-fingered feat could show important progress in Artificial Intelligence research. It is also a stunt.
What should worry us most about artificial intelligence: losing our jobs to cheaper labor or losing our lives to killer robots? The real threat may lie in yet another danger: losing our minds.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last, not merely to collect the data but also to compile it into usable form.
Across Europe, some of the world's oldest universities are intensifying efforts to get promising technologies out of their labs and into commercial use.
Researchers have developed a robot that can pick up delicate optical lenses and mirrors with the care and precision of human hands.
The Australian government is allocating AU$31.8 million (about US$21.5 million) to the Australian Research Council to study responsible, ethical, and inclusive autonomous decision-making technologies.
Machine language translation is advancing rapidly, but can it reach the level of human understanding?
Since its introduction 50 years ago, Unix has been copied or imitated countless times.
Researchers designed a system integrating artificial skin with control algorithms, which they used to create the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body synthetic skin.
IBM, McAfee, and 16 more firms have launched an effort to address fragmentation and interoperability problems in cybersecurity.
Iowa State University researchers have solved the mystery of the inverse fast Fourier transform algorithm.
California Institute of Technology researchers have developed a robot drone that can traverse rough terrain.
The gymnastics world championships in Germany used an artificial intelligence system to evaluate athletes' performance.
Artificial intelligence researchers are trying to fix the flaws of neural networks.