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Imagine walking on Mars and being able to examine rock formations from all angles, or collaborating on the same 3D hologram design with someone thousands of miles away.
The allure of building superior poker-playing computer programs is the chance to tackle the challenge of dealing with missing information.
United Nations chief information technology officer Atefeh Riazi emphasizes artificial-intelligence innovation as the next nexus of human technological advancement.
A new process uses carbon nanotubes to randomly wire part of a chip, which is then used to generate cryptographic information.
A digital "magic wand" developed by Dartmouth College researchers makes it easy for people to connect their devices to Wi-Fi.
Bar-Ilan University researchers say they have created fluid robots that could operate better than solid robots in chaotic, hostile environments.
As technology advances, there's a delicate balance between individual privacy and law enforcement’s requests for information.
Carbon nanotubes are small and can be semiconducting, which makes lots of people excited about using them as a replacement for features etched in silicon.
Researchers are developing electronic components that have the ability to recognize damage and repair themselves.
Nearly 40 years ago, radio astronomer Jerry Ehman was scanning a part of the sky hoping to detect a signal from an alien civilisation.
Nestled in a plastic box, in an ordinary laboratory freezer on the second floor of a concrete building in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a clear test tube that contains a concoction of astronomical proportions.
A newly developed robot can iron a shirt after analyzing the subtle ridges in a laid-out garment with two sensors made from Xbox Kinects.
Computer scientists in the Czech Republic have developed software designed to work with closed-circuit TV footage that can identify people based on the way they walk.
A team led by University of Utah professor Ashutosh Tiwari says it has discovered a new kind of two-dimensional semiconducting material for electronics.
It is a battle for public opinion almost as much as it is for the law.
Computers have started to get really good at visual recognition.
After years of preparatory studies, NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe—the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
Mathematical analysis has demonstrated the validity of the claim that most people's friends have more friends than they do.
A cognitive psychology experiment has revealed differences in how humans and computers see images, says Weizmann Institute of Science professor Shimon Ullman.
A $4-billion effort encouraging U.S. public schools to offer computer science courses is part of a longer-term effort to fill the shortage of federal cyber experts.
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have developed facial-recognition technology that could automate security checks at airports.
Some U.S. government agencies are financing the development of encryption technologies to protect communications even as others seek to circumvent them.
Israel Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new technique for taking snapshots of neural networks as they work through a problem.
The news this week that a magistrate ordered Apple to help the FBI hack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooter suspects has polarized the nation—and also generated some misinformation.
Pluto's largest moon may have gotten too big for its own skin.
HoloLens creator Alex Kipman has shown off Microsoft's augmented reality technology at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference.
University of Delaware professor Lori Pollock has been selected to receive the ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award.
Google's Project Loon, which aims to deliver Internet connectivity via a global network of high-altitude balloons, could be ready for carrier testing later this year.
Researchers have developed recording and retrieval processes for five-dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing.