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An enormous dust storm is blanketing much of Mars, blocking the sunlight that NASA's 15-year-old Opportunity rover needs to survive.
The camera perched above the bus stop sends back a continuous feed from the corner of 16th Avenue and South 18th Street in Newark's West Ward.
London, U.K., mayor Sadiq Khan has released details of his plan to make his city the world's smartest.
Only 24% of boys are interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), compared to 36% in 2017, according to a recent survey.
University of Colorado, Boulder researchers have developed a cyberbullying identification technique that blends multiple computing tools.
Researchers have taught a machine learning neural network algorithm to render two-dimensional video clips posted on YouTube as three-dimensional images.
Deep learning neural network systems for analyzing medical images can be exploited by cyberattackers in ways that humans cannot detect, according to a new study.
In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer.
Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech or describe images with near-perfect accuracy (see "10 breakthrough technologies 2013: Deep learning").
Once derided as a technology backwater and copycat, China is justifiably proud of its technology boom.
NASA engineers received a transmission from Opportunity on Sunday morning, a positive sign despite the worsening dust storm.
The University of Southampton in the U.K. is advancing memristors and charge-based processing to make analog and digital technologies adaptable in the nanoscale era.
A team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a predictive machine learning method to speed the design of biofuel-generating microbes.
Challenges face the use of microgrids, but they hold the potential for increased grid security.
Yale University researchers have developed a new blockchain security system.
A new algorithm developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers can refresh data within a simple wireless communication system.
Researchers in Japan have developed a firefighting snake-like robot with the body of a fire hose.
Researchers have created a computer model that predicts how tumors will develop.
A quarter of schools in China are testing a device that uses artificial intelligence to grade students' essays.
Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency is seeking to encourage the cultivation of computational thinking skills among young Thais.
The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world's speediest supercomputer.
Six decades after the U-2 flew its first mission, the military is trying to harness artificial-intelligence technology to enhance the venerable spy plane's combat reconnaissance capabilities.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday provided new details about a March crash in Mountain View, California, that claimed the life of engineer Walter Huang.
A study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany detailed researchers' exploration of robots capable of hugging humans for emotional support.
The University of Washington’s Susan Eggers has received the 2018 Eckert-Mauchly Award for her contributions to the field of computer architecture.
Researchers have developed a wireless method for powering and communicating with devices implanted within the human body.
Researchers have demonstrated that a deep learning convolutional neural network can outperform experienced dermatologists at detecting skin cancer.
NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life…