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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet's atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.
As an ice sheet melts, it leaves a unique signature behind. Complex geological processes distribute the meltwater in a distinct pattern, or 'fingerprint', that causes seas to rise unevenly around the world. Now, for the first…
A whiff of dystopian creepiness has long wafted in the air whenever facial recognition has come up. Books, movies and television shows have portrayed the technology as mainly a tool of surveillance and social control—aimed by…
Creating noodling piano tunes and endless configurations of cat drawings with AI may not sound like an obvious project for Google, but it makes a lot of sense to Douglas Eck.
The open source Julia programming language has been admitted into the "Petaflop Club."
A new memory technology can store photons in a rubidium atomic vapor and read them out again later without significantly altering their quantum mechanical properties.
P300 is a new brain-computer interface application that enables music to be composed by thought.
It is relatively easy for hackers to buy enough personal information to potentially rig online voter registration information in as many as 35 states and Washington, D.C.
China plans to building the world's largest quantum research facility, according to researchers and authorities involved in the initiative.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's first major recall of pacemakers due to a cybersecurity risk highlights a national need for research and education on embedded security.
Zadeh's theories of "fuzzy logic" rippled across academia and industry.
The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday "operational limitations" in the Tesla Model S played a "major role" in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle's semi-autonomous…
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet's giant moon Titan.
The fundamentally different paradigm of quantum computation will require fundamentally different security.
When the Summit supercomputer opens for business next year, it will be the United States' most powerful supercomputer, and perhaps the most powerful in the world.
Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans.
The robot was perched over a bin filled with random objects, from a box of instant oatmeal to a small toy shark.
A storm of criticism has rained down on a paper by genome-sequencing pioneer Craig Venter that claims to predict people's physical traits from their DNA.
Scientists believe there may be a huge planet sitting at the far reaches of the solar system. Since new evidence of Planet 9's existence emerged a few years ago, experts have been weighing in on how it might have ended up in …
New algorithms can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.
Syncphonia is a new application that enables a music teacher to deconstruct a piece of music into its component parts, so each player's part is displayed individually.
Stall Catchers is an online computer game in which players use to analyze movies of blood flow to the brain as part of Alzheimer's disease research.
Researchers are building next-generation quantum-engineered devices based on quasiparticles called Majorana fermions.
Researchers have discovered security problems in smart lighting systems developed by GE, IKEA, Phillips, and Osram.
An interview with University of Maryland educator Marie desJardins, this year's A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award winner.
For many Russian students, the academic year started last Friday with tips on planetary domination from President Vladimir Putin.
Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice.
As the Cassini spacecraft nears the end of a long journey rich with scientific and technical accomplishments, it is already having a powerful influence on future exploration.
Researchers have developed a method to hijack intelligent voice assistant using sounds above the range of human hearing.
The PupilScreen smartphone application can objectively detect concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.