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After Uber's fatal self-driving crash last month in Tempe, Arizona, most observers had two basic question: Why did the car not see Elaine Herzberg crossing the street and stop before hitting her? And how can we stop this happening…
Carnegie Mellon University will hire a researcher from the Library of Congress to help it decode a collection that includes two WWII German Enigma machines.
Now, as a trade war with the United States looms, a government decision to accelerate the development of the domestic chip industry underlines how far those goals have fallen short.
Researchers have shown how two common recommendation algorithms intensify a network effect known as homophily, in which similar or like-minded people cluster together.
Researchers have developed a better way to predict and monitor cardiovascular disease.
A team of researchers has developed a new class of soft robot that can adapt to the environment.
The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated world, placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies, according to a new report from ABB.
Looking for artificial intelligence that can share the basis for its decisions.
The organization is also looking at launching a public-private safety board to provide analysis and field expertise in a range of technological and clinical subject areas.
The genome of the flu virus has been fully sequenced in its native RNA form for the first time. Previously, all influenza genomes—as well as those of other viruses that store their genetic material as RNA—had been determined …
New smartphone technology can create a more accurate human body scan by using augmented reality and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.
Researchers in the U.K. and China have developed a nanoscale transistor that could be used in flexible televisions, tablets, and phones, as well as in wearable smart technologies.
A smart transformer prototype that automatically regulates the current flow in semiconductors made of silicon carbide could be used for better integration of electric car charging stations.
Researchers are studying how artificial intelligence and robotics can be used to improve food preparation, cooking, and delivery.
A new method uses existing manufacturing processes to build optics and electronics separately on-chip.
China is looking to catch up with rivals like the United States and Germany in high-end technology, making a major push with a "Made in China 2025" strategy that identifies 10 key sectors, including robotics, aerospace and clean…
In honor of Dick Karp's five years of service as Founding Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.
Researchers have programmed a robot to assemble an Ikea chair.
Researchers in Brazil have designed a chip to upgrade the detection system in the Large Hadron Collider's A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE).
Stanford University professor Andrea Goldsmith has received the ACM Athena Lecturer Award.
Researchers have created a generic method to detect fake accounts on most social networks.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has developed an intuitive, wearable drone control system.
A conversation with virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier on Silicon Valley's politics, being quoted by Mark Zuckerberg, and what went wrong with the Internet.
Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf are among the award recipients, "for enabling the Internet by developing TCP/IP."
After spending three months trying to blow up a star, Hans-Thomas Janka and his team finally saw what they had been waiting for.
University teams from Beijing and Tokyo also were recognized with gold medals.
Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the "butterfly effect" makes long-term prediction impossible.
Google recently launched a website to demonstrate the company's progress in semantic search.
Researchers used artificial intelligence to discover and improve metallic glass faster and less expensively than previous methods.