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Pilotless planes are here, and the FAA is getting onboard for short-distance regional transportation.
AI tools are shaping next-generation theorem provers, and with them the relationship between math and machine.
U.K. ocean-research nonprofit Promare will launch an autonomous boat next spring to retrace the trans-Atlantic journey of the Mayflower.
Microsoft Windows and Android security evaluator AV Test's 2019/2020 Security Report found malware targeting Windows computers constituted 83.45% of all malware attacks in the first quarter of this year.
An algorithm developed at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia can identify misogynistic content on Twitter with 75% accuracy.
Washington, D.C., is the first U.S. city to test a system that transmits real-time information about curbside parking availability and space size to delivery drivers.
Baltimore health officials are using a new computer system created by volunteer programmers to keep in touch with senior living facilities during crises like hurricanes and the current pandemic.
Elon Musk's brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, on Friday performed a live demonstration of a wireless interface in three pigs, allowing the animals' neural signals to be visualized in real time.
Amazon on Thursday opened its first Fresh grocery store in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, featuring no checkout lines, smart shopping carts, and Alexa virtual assistant-powered guides.
The Japanese town of Naganohara will test a consortium's autonomous amphibious bus in a trial beginning in December and running through March 2021.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed microscopic robots that move by themselves, using an actuator fashioned from a thin layer of platinum.
ACM has named Paul Mockapetris to receive the 2019 ACM Software System Award for his development of the Domain Name System.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently hosted virtual "AlphaDogFight Trials," in which an artificial intelligence program easily beat a U.S. Air Force officer in a simulated dogfight.
The "yeasty" times" when computer research grew at Harvard University, five decades ago.
The preparations include sharing information with the Department of Homeland Security to help harden election systems against hacking, and with the FBI to help shut down disinformation operations.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a new artificial intelligence technique that can help operators understand how to better handle power systems. T
U.S. Army researchers have developed a novel algorithm which, they say, can protect networks by detecting suspicious activity missed by current analytical methods.
The state of Michigan and private partners are planning to build or assign dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles on a 40-mile section of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Amazon's cloud unit announced a commercial service allowing millions of customers to tinker with early-stage quantum computing platforms from D-Wave System, IonQ, and Rigetti Computing.
We should minimize how much we share with all of our favorite and not-so-favorite apps.
Princeton University's Ken Steiglitz feels an attachment to the analog.
Background radiation that is emitted by trace elements in concrete walls and incoming cosmic rays may be enough to cause decoherence in qubits.
Missing documentation and obsolete environments force participants in the Ten Years Reproducibility Challenge to get creative.
Digital diagnosis could transform psychiatry by mining your most intimate data for clues. But is the privacy cost worth it?
U.S. Army researchers have shown that robots equipped with LiDAR can detect physical changes in their environment, and share that information in real time via augmented reality eyewear.
Japan's Fugaku supercomputer, the world's fastest, was used to determine that nonwoven fabric masks block virus-laden respiratory droplets more effectively than cotton or polyester masks.
Researchers have developed a "smart ear" to help prevent fatal collisions involving elephants and trains in India.
Northwestern Polytechnical University researchers have developed a model for predicting the lifespan of an app.
The deep-learning application makes more accurate decisions on behalf of banks experiencing network disruptions, Visa says.
Alphabet's DeepMind pioneered reinforcement learning. A California company used it to create an algorithm that defeated an F-16 pilot in a simulation.