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Inside a small laboratory in lush countryside about 50 miles north of New York City, an elaborate tangle of tubes and electronics dangles from the ceiling. This mess of equipment is a computer.
Researchers at Harvard University have developed noise-robust classifiers against the worst case of added additional data that disrupts or skews information an algorithm has already learned.
Researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. say they are developing fault-tolerant robotic swarms using bio-inspired algorithms and machine learning.
Researchers used data mining and computational tools to find a new phosphor material for white light-emitting diodes that yield better color quality than many commercial LEDs.
A new "pick-and-place" robot features a standard industrial robotic arm equipped with a custom gripper and suction cup.
Over the next five years, F# is expected to become a popular functional programming language for scientists working on the Windows platform.
Four years ago, scientists from Google showed up on neuroscientist Steve Finkbeiner's doorstep.
A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean.
Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.…
A new algorithm can identify mutations in the human genome favored by natural selection.
Researchers at the University of Illinois Coordinated Science Lab say they have found that fewer people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones.
Researchers have received a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency award to develop novel magnetic materials by unlocking the power of skyrmions.
Researchers have developed a soft robot without any rigid components that moves like a snake.
Nature is a master at constructing biological machines and circuits, including the ones that maintain the body's internal clock, copy genes or help cells move.
When it comes to data storage, efforts to get faster access grab most of the attention. But long-term archiving of data is equally important, and it generally requires a completely different set of properties.
The Justice Department will have until the end of June to report its findings.
Picture this: You're driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen.
A new online game is designed to provide "general immunity" against fake news and propaganda.
Just 20% of Canada's post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and math students currently are female.
Researchers in India have created a deep-learning algorithm to help people identify doctored images by focusing on specific areas of the human face.
Researchers have demonstrated the successful interaction of photons, which could clear a path toward using light particles in quantum computing.
Researchers have developed a way to use brain scans and machine learning to predict whether people with obsessive compulsive disorder will benefit from cognitive behavior therapy.
Researchers in Germany have probed the extent to which autonomous social bots were used on Twitter during Japan's general elections in 2014.
One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate.
A.I. experts and pundits have discussed the threats created by the technology for years, but this is among the first efforts to tackle the issue head-on.
The morning John Kennedy was set to testify last December, he woke up at 1:30 am, in an unfamiliar hotel room in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, adrenaline coursing through his veins. He'd never gone to court before for anything serious…
Lawmakers are concerned that advances in video manipulation technology could set off a new era of fake news. Now legislators say they want to start working on fixes to the problem before it's too late.
Researchers have created a "microscale magnetic tumbling robot" propelled by a constantly spinning magnetic field in an end-over-end or sideways tumbling motion.
Researchers from the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute have created a photonic chip that generates and steers single photons.
Researchers used multiple modes of light to reveal hidden details in a painting by Pablo Picasso during his Blue Period.