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In a competition, robots were unable to overcome the challenge of an unlocked door impeding their way at an outdoor obstacle course, illustrating the technology's shortcomings.
Researchers using machine-learning technology to analyze about 800 movie scripts found widespread gender bias in the portrayal of male and female characters.
Researchers have detailed when people chose to move out of a hurricane's path and how much travel was hindered by winds and flooding following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The mechanism the fruit fly brain employs to identify olfactory similarities could inform the design of future search algorithms.
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have demonstrated how the principles of general relativity can open a pathway to novel electronic applications.
World Wide Web Consortium founder (and 2016 A.M. Turing Award recipient) Sir Tim Berners-Lee discusses how his perspective of the Web has changed since its inception.
Researchers are developing hearing aid technology that would eliminate background noise heard through conventional hearing aid devices.
The Exascale Computing Project's Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations collaborates to create highly optimized discretization libraries and next-generation mini applications.
Researchers at Northeastern University are studying how people and robots move independently and in tandem.
Researchers close in on a 24/7 drug delivery system.
University of Kansas professor Huazhen Fang is leading research to address "unstructured uncertainty" in the quest to develop accurate predictive mathematical equations.
Researchers say they have published the first large-scale study of doxing.
Researchers are using machine learning and deep learning to better identify how neutrinos interact with normal matter.
IBM last week announced a 50-quantum bit quantum computer, as well as the availability of a 20-qubit system via its cloud computing platform.
Governments are taking a closer look at artificial intelligence as a way to further their strategic interests in areas such as national defense.
Researchers re developing new input/output architectures for convolutional neural network-based cross-view gait recognition by utilizing a Siamese network for verification.
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online.
Surface features on Ceres—the largest world between Mars and Jupiter—and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.
The Cosmos computer code is driving supercomputer models of black hole jets and is used to investigate other unusual space phenomena.
A new ultra-flexible organic flash memory can be applied to non-conventional substrates, such as plastics and papers.
Researchers have been developing a tool that can take a single image of a face and create an animated version that puts on either a happy, sad, or angry expression.
Researchers have developed a miniature robot that can integrate perfectly into schools of zebrafish.
Researchers have taught artificially intelligent machines to study the TV show "CSI" and identify the perpetrator in each episode.
You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.
The FBI and Apple are bracing for another potential fight over encryption, this time because of the iPhone of the dead gunman in Sunday's Texas church shooting, according to people familiar with the matter.
Researchers have made flexible and stretchable photonic devices using a specialized type of glass formed into a spring-like coil.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have created an optical whispering gallery mode resonator.
Salesforce artificial intelligence researchers have disclosed details of their project to translate text without human input, using Google's Transformer system.
Researchers are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to enhance Hasbro's Joy for All Companion Pets into smart robots that can help older adults with everyday tasks.
Organizations like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have a hard time cracking suspects' smartphones, thanks to end-to-end encryption.