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Researchers have demonstrated a computer program that turns a normal digital camera into a periscope, allowing the camera to see objects hidden from view around a corner.
Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People in the U.K. to expand its Everyone Can Code curriculum to visually impaired students.
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe wants 40% of payments in that country to be cashless by 2025.
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After years of hype, autonomous vehicle developers are taking a more cautious approach in the wake of a number of crashes.
Facebook has teamed with the Technical University of Munich to establish an Institute of Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI), via a five-year, $7.5-million grant.
Gemalto reported the adoption of blockchain-based technology to help secure Internet of Things data, devices, and services rose from 9% to 19% year over year in 2018.
Researchers have developed an intelligence system for "tuning" powered prosthetic knees, a breakthrough allowing patients to walk with the prosthetic device in minutes.
Artificial intelligence-based weapon detection systems head to market.
Commissioned by the European Commission, this wide-ranging technology roadmap shows that computing, now a commodity, is at a crossroads.
Computer science is so sought-after on certain college campuses that some students say they have to compete just to get into popular courses.
Expert discussions on artificial intelligence took place last week in support potentially arrive at consensual recommendations for AI policy by the summer.
Microsoft is testing an educational programming kit for visually impaired children that uses differently-shaped blocks or "pods" that each embody a line of code.
The Indeed job-search site says data scientist job postings from U.S. employers continue to outnumber interested applicants.
Researchers for the first time have modeled the complete life cycle of solar flares.
Researchers found previously unknown vulnerabilities in some access control systems used by federal agencies.
The state of Victoria in Australia has approved a trial of driverless cars on rural roads.
Lawmakers and experts are sounding the alarm about "deepfakes," forged videos that look remarkably real, warning they will be the next phase in disinformation campaigns.
Out past Neptune, something weird is happening to the orbits of a bunch of space rocks circling the sun. Something, scientists believed, that could only be described by the presence of a giant planet—the so-called Planet Nine…
A quantum key distribution fiber-optic cable running through the Holland Tunnel harnesses the power of quantum mechanics to protect critical banking data.
Security researchers attending the Pwn2Own CanSecWest security conference this March in Vancouver, Canada, will be incentivized to hack a Tesla Model 3 car.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has released preliminary rules to allow small drones to fly routinely over crowds of people at night.
Hypersonic space debris threatens communications beyond the atmosphere.
The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a "foundational skill," one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess.
Blake Johnson spends a lot of time thinking about things like superconducting cables and supercooled refrigerators.
Algorithms are increasingly being used to make ethical decisions. Perhaps the best example of this is a high-tech take on the ethical dilemma known as the trolley problem: if a self-driving car cannot stop itself from killing…
Venture capitalists are warning the Trump administration against limiting exports on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
Activists in Germany have facilitated a method to assess the accountability of proprietary algorithms via a crowdsourcing platform.
The World Economic Forum has listed large-scale cyberattacks and massive data breaches among the five most probable risks facing the world today.
Researchers have developed a tool for nonstatisticians that automatically generates models for analyzing raw data. The tool takes in datasets and generates sophisticated statistical models normally used by experts to analyze,…