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Researchers at Spain's Barcelona Institute for Global Health have developed a statistical climate model that can predict El Nino events up to 30 months in advance.
VisFlow is a framework that even novices can use to create highly flexible visualizations from almost any data.
Researchers have shown that a new congestion control algorithm developed by Google may compete unfairly with other services on overloaded networks.
The Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture aims to develop standards and practices to make disaster response more effective.
Nearly half of female professionals in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics jobs surveyed said they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Twitter will ban political ads—both for candidates and for specific issues—starting November 22, according to CEO Jack Dorsey.
Five teenaged Syrian refugees working together as Team Hope led a four-team alliance to win the grand finale of the FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai.
Startup Zipline has demonstrated how next-generation delivery drones could bring medical and other supplies to the battlefield.
A unique, lightweight deep neural network could greatly enhance the use of artificial intelligence's in video surveillance.
Researchers have developed a handheld robot that predicts a user's plans, then frustrates the user by rebelling against those plans, demonstrating an understanding of human intention.
Initial applications could include optical quantum sensors, optical quantum transistors, and optically uncrackable quantum encryption.
Robots can learn techniques supportive of teachers in classrooms in only three hours, according to researchers at the universities of Plymouth, Lincoln, and the West of England in the U.K.
Researchers have developed exploits against voice assistants by encoding inaudible commands in songs and other audio content.
RIT researchers took the top prize in Facebook Research's OpenEDS Challenge for developing a real-time eye-tracking technique.
Researchers have developed a high-resolution bioprinting process with completely new materials, involving the use of a special "bio ink" for three-dimensional printing.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have created a system that perceives tiny fluctuations in ground shadows to ascertain whether an unseen object is coming around a corner.
Companies including Amazon, Alphabet's Wing, and Uber, are launching more advanced trials of drone delivery.
Nova Scotia, Canada-based grocery chain Sobeys has launched a pilot program using intelligent shopping carts that scan and weigh items, and allowing customers to pay on the spot.
Stuart Russell wants to harness artificial intelligence before it's too late.
Google is rolling out an update to its English-language search engine that vice president of search Pandu Nayak calls "the single biggest change we've had in the last five years and perhaps one of the biggest since the beginning…
Researchers created a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments on their own.
About 20 inmates at Michigan's Parnall Correctional Facility have been learning the basics of front-end Web design for the last two months through a program provided by nonprofit The Last Mile.
Researchers have developed a self-guiding gardening robot that navigates via five pairs of cameras and three-dimensional mapping.
German Aerospace Center researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that can accurately count the number of people in large crowds.
A predictive hospital algorithm was more likely to choose white patients to receive additional medical assistance than black patients.
University of California, San Diego engineers have developed soft, tubular actuators with electrically driven movements for compact, portable, and multifunctional soft robots.
A survey of state chief information officers found many U.S. states are exploring the use of artificial intelligence.
Researchers have found a new way to optimize nickel by unlocking properties that could enable a range of applications, from quantum computing to biosensors.
Researchers in Germany discovered a new type of Web attack that can compromise content delivery networks into caching and then serving error pages instead of legitimate websites.
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