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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a large crater's rim.
If there are advanced alien civilizations in the Milky Way, we ought to be thinking about how to say hello to our neighbours.
China aims to make the artificial intelligence industry a "new, important" driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan issued by the State Council.
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed.
A new smart harness uses artificial intelligence to help people regain their mobility following certain neurological injuries.
Automakers are working to develop systems that would enable self-driving cars to avoid hitting large animals such as deer.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing a neural network designed specifically to work on mobile devices.
After decades in the wilderness, AI has swaggered back onto center stage.
The country laid out a development plan on Thursday to become the world leader in A.I. by 2030.
Researchers have built a framework for autonomous underwater vehicles that enables the machines to plan energy-efficient trajectories.
Researchers have used supercomputers to integrate massive codes that combine physical and biological processes in the Earth system with feedback from human activity.
Researchers at Lehigh University's Optimization and Machine Learning research group and IBM Research have made progress in solving optimal smart grid power flow problems.
Scientists have used artificial intelligence technology to make 100 billion annotations of behavior from 400,000 fruit flies.
NASA just caught a glimpse of the mysterious and elusive object that its New Horizons spacecraft will visit next.
The idea of personal air vehicles has been around for decades. Now the concept is taking off.
Charles Kane never thought he would be cavorting with topologists. "I don't think like a mathematician," admits Kane, a theoretical physicist who has tended to focus on tangible problems about solid materials.
DARPA is known for issuing big challenges. Still, the mission statement for its new Neural Engineering Systems Design program is a doozy: Make neural implants that can record high-fidelity signals from 1 million neurons.
New software that can differentiate scenic views from blots on the landscape.
Python is now the top programming language, according to IEEE Spectrum's recently released fourth interactive ranking of the leading languages.
A growing number of cybersecurity camps are helping to prepare young women to work in this field, as women remain underrepresented in the information security workforce worldwide.
Northwestern University researchers say they have developed a new, non-destructive technology that reveals medieval texts hidden inside of ancient bookbindings.
Researchers at Brown University have developed a system designed to help robots better follow spoken instructions.
Nathan Twyman at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has created an automated screening kiosk to enhance safety at airports and border crossings.
Imagine a group of volunteers, their chests rigged with biophysical sensors, preparing for a mission in a military office building outfitted with cameras and microphones to capture everything they do.
The numbers didn't add up. Even as Earth grew warmer and glaciers and ice sheets thawed, decades of satellite data seemed to show that the rate of sea-level rise was holding steady—or even declining.
Researchers have collected more than 30 terabytes of geo-tagged tweets as part of a project they say could change the landscape of population research.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center last month hosted a week-long summer camp during which 34 students received instruction from five staff scientists and two guest high school teachers.
Researchers recently conducted a study examining the brains of athletes who had suffered concussions, and comparing them to athletes who had not suffered concussions.
As the world's great companies pursue autonomous cars, they're essentially spending billions of dollars to get machines to do what your average two-year-old can do without thinking—identify what they see.