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Researchers are using Germany's Julich Supercomputing Center to better understand how materials behave in the extreme conditions beneath the Earth's surface.
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to gain new insights into ways to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of construction workers.
Researchers have isolated the characteristics of bots on Twitter by studying bot activity related to Russian political discussions.
Ever since scientists first used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit living human cells in 2013, they've been saying that the possibilities for using it to treat disease are virtually endless.
Last Wednesday, at 3:45 pm, scientists from the Breakthrough Listen project trained the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia on 'Oumuamua—the mysterious, oblong space-rock which last month became the first known object to enter…
A technology that could supplant standard silicon transistors as Moore's Law approaches its physical limits is based on devices that work by manipulating the spin of electrons.
Evolutionary computation strategies include a multitude of biologically inspired algorithms for optimizing problems, often those with too many variables to compare all possible scenarios.
Researchers have demonstrated that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time.
Researchers have identified smartphones by examining a single photo taken by the device, opening up the possibility of using smartphones to deter cybercrime.
SlipBuddy is a smartphone application designed to help users manage their overeating by tracking eating patterns, providing interventions, and helping change behavior.
The much-hyped technology behind Bitcoin, known as blockchain, has intoxicated investors around the world and is now making tentative inroads into science, spurred by broad promises that it can transform key elements of the research…
Students are being given access to an incredibly smart digital friend with unlimited patience, programmed to sense the best way to impart knowledge.
Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from…
Researchers at Swansea University in Wales, U.K., led an international team in demonstrating that conventional ion-trap technologies are suitable for building large-scale quantum computers.
Researchers have designed and developed a smart system to lower the rate of car accidents.
A recent report calculated that the global electricity consumption of bitcoin mining would exceed that of the U.S. by July 2019, and of the entire world by November 2020.
Researchers have applied cryptanalysis methods dating from the second World War to decode motor neuron activity and interpret brain data in monkeys.
Researchers are studying a new type of programming that mimics an insect's brain functions.
On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for the first time in the skies over a desolate corner of Nevada.
To participate in today's global economy, ordinary people must accept an asymmetrical bargain: their lives are transparent to states, banks and corporations, whereas the behavior and inner workings of the powerful actors are …
Loss of water from the rocks of California's Sierra Nevada caused the mountain range to rise nearly an inch (24 millimeters) in height during the drought years from October 2011 to October 2015, a new NASA study finds.
Researchers have developed a framework to evaluate whether an event reported on Twitter is a likely witness account.
As deep-learning artificial intelligence technologies advance, the "Uncanny Valley"--the unease people feel toward realistic computer-generated humans--is beginning to abate.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada found analyzing trends on Twitter and Google helped predict vaccine scares.
Industrial and academic researchers are attempting to overcome consumers' distrust of autonomous vehicles.
Researchers found that when reviewers know who did the work on a paper and where, it shaped their judgment.
The repeal of net neutrality ushers in a new chapter of the internet that could eventually transform the way Americans communicate, shop and consume information online.
Since Stuxnet first targeted and destroyed uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran last decade, the cybersecurity world has waited for the next step in that digital arms race: Another piece of malicious software designed specifically…
If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a set of software tools designed to ensure digital evidence holds up in court.