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As robotics researchers seek to develop more sophisticated and natural means for humans to interact with robots, they are also seeking to develop systems that will ensure these interactions do not prove dangerous for the robots…
Numerous academic research projects around the U.S. and beyond rely on high-performance computing resources funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
A computer scientist from Sydney's University of Technology and colleagues have addressed the accuracy limitations of existing facial recognition technology. Researcher Dacheng Tao calls the team's new algorithm a major breakthrough…
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the representation of women in computer and mathematical operations is slightly worse than it was in 2010, and the same holds true for the field of software developers.…
New research from the University of York supports the development of scalable and secure high-rate quantum networks.
After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.
A leap second is gone in the blink of an eye. But a long-awaited decision on whether to ditch these occasional time insertions—which ensure that official time is synced with Earth's rotation—has been delayed for at least eight…
It is a nightmare glacier, tormented by the giant of our Solar System ever looming on its horizon.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, US government officials have been vocal in their condemnation of encryption, suggesting that US companies like Apple and Google have blood on their hands for refusing to give intelligence and…
White House and congressional staffers have asked Silicon Valley executives for new talks in Washington, D.C., to resolve a standoff over encrypted communication tools in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, people familiar…
There are people who stand every morning outside the Carroll Street station in Brooklyn staring dead-eyed into the middle distance.
Angelica Lim, a "developer on emotion recognition" on the Pepper robot at Aldebaran Robotics in Paris, specializes in building robots that can express emotions.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed a machine-vision algorithm that can objectively analyze children's drawings.
Researchers at Iran's University of Tehran have unveiled a humanoid robot that can walk, mimic a person's arm gestures, and stand on one foot while bending backwards.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has allocated $300,000 to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute study of bumblebee navigation to help improve smart car safety.
Researchers have found the user experience is largely unaffected by much of the data transferred between the top 500 free Google Android cellphone applications.
Researchers have found thousands of mobile applications implement cloud-based, back-end services in a way that lets anyone access sensitive records created by users.
The improvement of image-recognition software via deep learning could help usher in an era of image-based Web shopping/browsing.
The day when chips will be implanted into people's brains so they never forget anything is quickly becoming a reality.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at addressing some of the world's most challenging scientific questions.
The seeds of Silicon Valley were harvested from the Big Apple.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is home to one of two university research groups to receive a 6-foot, 290-pound humanoid robot.
A new survey found parents overwhelmingly think computer science skills will help their children find careers.
A new machine-vision algorithm can detect and identify microexpressions better than humans can.
Researchers from Japan and Australia are collaborating to assess whether robots or computers are capable of consciousness.
The Paris attacks have revived a debate between U.S. intelligence officials and Silicon Valley over opening a "back door" to decode encrypted data and conversations.
Northeastern University researchers say they have found "extensive" leakage of users' information into network traffic from apps on mobile devices.
What is the greatest secret to connecting with the public and funders about computer science, even if its applications are clearly intended to transform and improve our lives?
University of Texas at Arlington professor has received a $397,907 U.S. Air Force grant to develop formal methods for identifying cyber-physical system mismatches.
The first Genomic and Open source Breeding Informatics Initiative workshop focused on developing a solution to handling big data in plant research programs.