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A new artificial leg is equipped with sensors that allow users to feel when the leg flexes and lands on the ground.
New artificial intelligence technology can help gauge a person's risk for suffering a deadly heart attack, years ahead of time.
A new facial recognition artificial intelligence program can detect and identify individual chimpanzees captured in video footage recorded in the wild.
A TechRepublic Premium survey found that information technology budgets plans for 2020 continue to grow year over year.
Students in a Louisiana State University computer science class developed a crime-prediction software program.
Brain-computer interfaces, like so much else, may be migrating to the cloud.
A new system uses reprogrammable ink to allow objects to change colors when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) and visible light sources.
Scientists have developed a computer model that can directly render text describing physical movements as computer-generated animation, an initial step toward creating movies directly from scripts.
Researchers have developed an interactive robot that responds to the immediate actions of live lava lizards on the Galapagos Islands.
A new artificial intelligence system can automatically deblur photographs of people's faces.
Researchers reconstructed a virtual skull of the last common human ancestor using computerized-tomography scans of 260 modern-day skulls from various populations, and 100,000-year-old skulls from Israel.
A new study found that only 45% of U.S. high schools offer classes in computer science, and that girls and minorities are underrepresented in those classes.
Director Christoph Lütge on the new Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich.
Many robotic systems are not fully autonomous and require, at the very least, humans monitoring them from afar.
Harvard University reseaerchers used open-source software tools to build a neural network with an architecture different from that of a zebrafish brain, for comparison purposes.
Antivirus maker Avast and the French National Police neutralized the back-end infrastructure of a malware botnet.
In the beginning, there was machine languages and assembler. Neither was easy to use, but then along came COBOL, and everything changed.
IEEE Spectrum's 2019 roster of leading programming languages once again ranks Python in the top slot.
Two new studies anticipate that foreign and domestic actors will ramp up efforts to disseminate disinformation and fake news in order to manipulate voters in the 2020 election.
Mastercard's Girls4Tech program aims to inspire middle school girls worldwide to pursue careers in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, with the goal of recruiting 1 million girls by 2025.
U.S. schools have made huge technology investments in the last 10 years, but now parents and educators question whether the effect of technology on education has been beneficial.
The ROBOpilot Unmanned Aircraft Conversion System passed the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Practical Test for piloting light aircraft and completed its first flight on August 9.
A cybersecurity audit found 21% of 430 U.K. schools had their computers, networks, or servers hacked by students.
Tomorrow's wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare.
By releasing its homegrown differential privacy tool, Google will make it easier for any company to boost its privacy bona fides.
Amazon is reportedly testing a hand-scanning payments system to enable shoppers to pay for groceries at Whole Foods markets.
The Purdue University Reactor Number One nuclear plant has switched over from analog to all-digital operation as a testbed for the technology.
Scientists have upgraded a fleet of autonomous boats to autonomously disconnect and reassemble into different forms of floating platforms, in the canals of Amsterdam.
A French insurance company said one of its clients had been victimized by thieves using voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive and dupe an employee into sending money to a secret account.
Researchers at the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Center in the U.K. are testing next-generation 5G mobile technology aimed at helping make dairy farming more efficient.