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Research suggests older vehicles can be equipped with high-tech systems to make them safer.
Scientists may have identified a new technique for strengthening network cybersecurity.
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed an augmented reality interface to help disabled individuals control complex assistive robots.
Researchers have devised software that enables simulations and fine-grained analyses of real estate that can be made accessible to developers, architects, and real estate firms.
A medical team at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is pioneering new ways to use three-dimensional printing.
Ray Ozzie thinks he has an approach for accessing encrypted devices that attains the impossible: it satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.
Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday. But Mueller repeatedly also lamented what he couldn't learn—because…
Rutgers University researchers designed an algorithm to test for chemical toxicity to benefit workers, and potentially sparing thousands of animals from being experimental subjects.
DARPA's Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) project aims to develop autonomous artificial intelligences to improve flight safety and performance in battlefield operations.
Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have integrated two CRISPR-Cas9-based core processors into human cells, marking a significant breakthrough toward creating powerful biocomputers.
Paris firefighters used a 1,100-pound, tank-like robot to mitigate damage to Notre Dame cathedral and prevent the conflagration from spreading further by entering environments too hazardous for humans.
The photo is undeniably cute: a mom and a dad—he with a stubbly beard and rimless glasses, she with choppy brown hair and a wide grin—goofing around and eating ice cream with their two toddler daughters.
When it comes to earthquakes, large, destructive ones dominate the headlines.
Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday settled an acrimonious two-year legal dispute. Shortly afterward, Intel Corp said it will exit the smartphone modem chip business.
Researchers have developed navigation software for a satellite launched Tuesday with a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Scientists are using advanced technology to explore extreme environments on Earth to seek out and examine resilient microorganisms.
The idea of using machine learning programs to help write scripts and other tasks is becoming increasingly popular in Hollywood.
YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet.
D-Wave unveils an upgraded quantum computer featuring more than twice the qubits.
As the first images of charred wreckage inside the Notre Dame cathedral appeared online Tuesday, engineers around the world said one observation was already clear: to return the ancient structure to its glorious past, builders…
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with…
The U.S. Congress is investigating the use of advanced technology to track consumers around brick-and-mortar retailers.
The U.S. construction industry aims to restore its workforce by attracting younger replacements who grew up playing PC games.
The advent of technologies that let businesses track, overhear, and monitor employees on company time is raising issues about corporate surveillance.
A researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has developed algorithms capable of determining inventory parameters of trees over large forests.
Princeton University researchers have built an open source Web app that allows homeowners to monitor their smart home devices.
A new robotic system can figure out at least the first principles of tool use, through a combination of experimentation and observation.
Before the tragedy seen all around the world, flames leaping from the top of Notre-Dame Cathedral, there was a smaller one, thousands of miles away in upstate New York.
Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of those same heavy machines, hoping…
Scientists working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called "the clay-bearing unit" since before the spacecraft launched.