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The open source movement runs on the heroic efforts of not enough people doing too much work. They need help.
Growing up on a farm in Virginia during segregation, West knew education would be her means of escape. But she didn't know her quiet work on a naval base would change lives around the world.
Machine learning algorithms are showing promise at helping better simulate the effect of clouds, making climate models more accurate.
Cloud-based corporate information technology spending should expand in the coming years, as businesses transition more applications and services, says Gartner.
A new tool can pinpoint online malware source code repositories with 89% accuracy.
Researchers found a weak relationship between early technology use and later technology use, indicating fears of widespread, long-lasting tech addiction may be overblown.
Slowly, machine-learning systems are beginning to generate ideas, not just test them.
The researchers deployed a type of artificial intelligence called support vector machine (SVM) learning, which has been around since 1989.
Appliance designers and manufacturers increasingly rely on technological advances to modernize the kitchen.
Designers and appliance makers increasingly rely on a host of technological innovations to update the traditional tasks of cooking, storing and cleaning up.
You've likely never heard of 82-year-old computer scientist Lynn Conway, but her discoveries power your smartphones and computers.
The U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the bipartisan Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act to strengthen the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have fabricated the first full-size three-dimensionally (3D) bioprinted human heart model from magnetic resonance imaging data, using what it calls the Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended…
A fleet of autonomous, electrically-powered robot vehicles has started delivering medicine to care homes in London's Borough of Hounslow as part of a public trial.
The Association for Computing Machinery named a U.S.-Chinese team of nine researchers as recipients of the 2020 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Deep Potential Molecular Dynamics (DPMD), a machine learning-based protocol that can simulate…
Many automakers now offer driving monitors as optional or standard components that warn parents if their teenagers are not driving well.
The U.S. Army has outlined draft objectives for a range of Robotic Combat Vehicles.
Driven by a magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces.
New research renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
An unequal distribution of compute power in academia is exacerbating inequality in deep learning, say researchers at Virginia Tech and Western University.
Popular disaster applications are violating their privacy policies by continuing to track users' whereabouts, or providing personal information to third parties.
Schools struggling to stay open during the Covid-19 pandemic are being targeted by ransomware, as hackers threaten to post sensitive student information online.
Scientists are using artificial intelligence to forecast large-scale traffic patterns with greater accuracy.
Live-action roleplaying (LARPing) could make computer science education more engaging and effective.
The robots will glide along an overhead track, drop down at the right place, and retrieve whatever file or record is needed.
Investigators from 34 states and the District of Columbia, including Democratic and Republican attorneys general, joined the settlement.
University of Michigan researchers used an automated censorship tracking system to demonstrate that online censorship is proliferating in even the freest countries.
Although federal officials declared the 2020 presidential election the "most secure in American history," there were still technical problems.
Tyson Foods CEO Dean Banks said the U.S. meatpacking company is using infection-tracking algorithms and employee testing to protect workers from a Covid-19 surge.
Cornell University researchers have developed a fiber-optic sensor that can be use in a stretchable skin to sense deformations like pressure, bending, and strain.