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The final version of a controversial new EU copyright law has been agreed after three days of talks in France.
As recently as Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo had brokered a meeting between Amazon executives and union leaders who had been resistant to the deal.
The global Internet is splitting in two between China and most of the rest of the world.
An artificial intelligence designed by Google's DeepMind unit recently won the Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction competition.
The U.S. Defense Department's Defense Digital Services has been tasked "to recruit non-traditional technical talent."
University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than conventional systems.
The Web-based AmpleHarvest.org platform connects home and community gardeners to nearby food pantries, to help individuals in need.
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA's return to…
A 40-nation coalition has agreed to mandate the inclusion of automated braking systems in new cars and light commercial vehicles, beginning as soon as next year.
Disney Research computer programmer Derek Bradley won a Technical Achievement Oscar for his work on motion-capture technology used in the film "Avengers: Infinity War."
Last fall, the National Trust for Scotland commissioned a drone survey of the Small Isles archipelago, to precisely locate archaeological features.
Russia is considering a brief disconnection from the worldwide Internet to test its cyber defenses.
A pair of startups are developing technologies to enhance the in-store experience for customers, retailers, and manufacturers.
A new IBM Corp. system uses data from satellites, drones, aerial flights, sensors, and weather models to monitor the state of the power grid.
You already have a lot to worry about. Climate change, fake news, inequality, the stability of democracy. But I feel obliged to point out yet another threat: soldiers whose capabilities are enhanced by electronic devices implanted…
Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn't setting any records. To resolve this quandary, scientists are turning to artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing for help in identifying…
Blockchain network provider Ripple has added 11 universities to its University Blockchain Research Initiative.
The U.K.'s National Air Traffic Services is testing an artificial intelligence system at London's Heathrow Airport to help guide airplanes in low visibility.
A new computer program helps surgeons identify and label spinal segments during real-time operating room procedures, to help prevent surgical errors.
Hyper-scale datacenters need more efficient control of their electrical use.
An evocative new image sequence from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offers a departing view of the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) nicknamed Ultima Thule—the target of its New Year's 2019 flyby and the most distant world ever explored…
After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public visit Curiosity's final drill site on the ridge, an area nicknamed "Rock Hall."
Intel has partnered with the U.K.-based soccer teams Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal to introduce its state-of-the-art True View system to each team's respective stadium.
Adding sophisticated features to vehicles to make drivers' daily commutes easier also make their new vehicles more vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a new report.
Researchers have provided open access to detailed satellite data on brightness for five cities in Niger and Nigeria.
New York City is the best city in the world for the technology industry, according to the Savills Index.
A robot equipped with artificial intelligence learned to recognize facial expressions by watching TV.
U.S. President Donald Trump today will sign an executive order for the federal government to channel funds, programs, and data in support of artificial intelligence research and commercialization.
The computational economics enabled by Moore's Law is now changing.
Opinion by Bruce Schneier, a security technologist who teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School.