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Hyundai Motor has developed a system that will allow drivers to unlock and start their vehicles using only their fingerprints.
Engineers used a deep neural network to train a computer to reconstruct transparent objects from images captured in almost total darkness.
A team of students from the University of Cape Town in South Africa took first place in the Student Cluster Competition.
Yale University researchers have reduced the number of steps needed to synthesize two natural anticancer products, using a strategy for computational analysis in organic chemistry.
Businesses, universities, and governments increasingly are turning to algorithms to make crucial decisions about how to treat customers and citizens.
CVE-2018-8653 must be patched manually for now.
Last week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) the science team of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission presented their first findings from the asteroid, Bennu. As expected, the spacecraft had uncovered evidence of…
Israel is struggling to recruit workers to its technology sector.
Drivers who illegally use mobile phones while driving will have their pictures taken along several motorways in Sydney, Australia, in a pilot of new high-tech cameras.
A new study found that people with low self-control are more susceptible to malware attacks.
A robot designed to test collaborative automation integration in a working medical facility recently concluded its first real-world trial in a Texas hospital.
An international research team developed customized software to determine the best strategy for Brazilian reforestation efforts.
A new algorithm can distinguish between unresponsive wakefulness syndrome and a minimally conscious state through the use of electroencephalographic brainwave recordings.
Indiana University researchers estimated that half of all people pursuing STEM careers at higher-education institutions leave the field after only five years.
Software makers offer more transparent machine-learning tools—but there's a trade-off.
Cornell Tech's reputation for producing skilled technology graduates played a decisive role in Amazon's decision to build its new headquarters in New York City.
A new report calls for the U.S. government to watch, encourage, and regulate (where necessary) artificial intelligence.
MIT researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA.
The "Original Ecomodernist" to accept the award at the Breakthrough Dialogue event in June in Sausalito, CA.
There's a meme on Instagram, circulated by a group called "Born Liberal." A fist holds a cluster of strings, reaching down into people with television sets for heads. The text declares: "The People Believe What the Media Tells…
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour).
What's the best type of device from which to build a neural network? Of course, it should be fast, small, consume little power, have the ability to reliably store many bits-worth of information.
Some programmers are doubtful that toys promising to imbue young minds with science, technology, engineering, and math skills can deliver on that promise.
Taiwanese rice growers are using big data as a part of a pilot project to ensure the resilience of crop production in the face of climate change.
A memory cell with multiple layers of two-dimensional material stacks has the potential to be faster and more reliable than other materials.
A new ingestible capsule can be customized to dispatch drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, and can remain in the stomach for at least a month.
Sony has enhanced the new animated film "Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse" to break new ground with augmented reality technology.
Roboticist Alexander Reben uses artificial intelligence to create works of art.
Donald Knuth, recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award for 1974, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress, "The Art of Computer Programming."
Amazon has casually unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software.