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Cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and safety, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota's Food Protection and Defense Institute.
An independent panel criticized a smart-city development planned by Google's Sidewalk Labs unit on Toronto's waterfront, citing innovations as being more about "tech for tech's sake" than for citizens' benefit.
A new bio-inspired robot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface.
Researchers combined artificial intelligence with high-performance computing to expedite analysis of massive datasets generated by cosmological surveys.
Mark Braverman is the third theoretical scientist in a decade to be honored with the Waterman Award.
Researchers have developed soft biohybrid robots impelled by neuromuscular tissue that activates in response to light.
A new method utilizes standard three-dimensional printers to produce functioning devices with electronics already embedded within them.
Scientists at the OpenAI artificial intelligence laboratory developed bots that trained themselves to cooperate by playing hide-and-seek.
The more connected a smart city is, the greater its vulnerability to cyberattack.
A new study has found that certain smart TVs and streaming dongles transmit information to Netflix, Facebook, and third-party services, in some cases even when the devices are turned off.
Machine learning algorithms developed by a team of Binghamton University researchers can differentiate bullies and aggressors on Twitter from normal users with 90% accuracy.
The site, https://yourthings.info, features rankings of 45 devices on their security capabilities.
A researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab research center in Austria has used open-source artificial intelligence software to mimic classical symphonies.
A group of researchers uncovered implementation flaws in Internet of Things devices.
Machine-\ learning systems are black boxes even to the researchers that build them. That makes it hard for others to assess the results.
Researchers in Switzerland are developing new approaches for control of robotic hands for amputees that combine individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation.
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based technique for mapping receptors on cancer cells.
Researchers have found that popular mobile phone games can be used as a tool to help doctors identify early signs of cognitive decline.
China is embracing facial payment technology, which allows consumers to purchase goods simply by posing in front of point-of-sale machines equipped with cameras.
Researchers have described a new exploit targeting Intel central processing units that support Data-Direct I/O Technology and Remote Direct Memory Access features.
School of Code is a U.K.-based startup that offers 15 weeks of free training at a "boot camp" for computer programming.
This year, the scientific distinction with the highest prize money in Germany goes to the pioneer of artificial intelligence.
A new self-contained communication tool provides support for first-responders from separate organizations operating in a disaster situation.
Researchers have developed a stretchable optical lace that could give soft robots a soft touch.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst researchers have unveiled physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep apparel.
A study by cybersecurity company NormShield found U.S. state election offices are failing to implement digital safeguards, increasing the 2020 elections' susceptibility to hackers.
A new artificial leg is equipped with sensors that allow users to feel when the leg flexes and lands on the ground.
New artificial intelligence technology can help gauge a person's risk for suffering a deadly heart attack, years ahead of time.
A TechRepublic Premium survey found that information technology budgets plans for 2020 continue to grow year over year.
Students in a Louisiana State University computer science class developed a crime-prediction software program.