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Computer scientists have designed an algorithm to combat poaching in wildlife preserves.
Brown University researchers found 25% of 6.5-million Twitter posts about climate change were likely produced by bots, giving the impression of widespread climate change denial.
Agronomists are using new autonomous robots to help them breed better crops.
A new ultra-low-power Wi-Fi radio enables Internet of Things devices to communicate with existing Wi-Fi networks using 5,000 times less power.
Quantum cryptography is clever and impressive, but companies calling it "unbreakable" and "unhackable" turns me into Shrödinger's sourpuss.
Isolated from the rest of the world, one woman pushed computing from a geeky obsession into a transformative industry.
Team says halicin kills some of the world's most dangerous strains.
Europe is backpedaling on facial recognition.
A new cryptographic identity tag can be attached to virtually any product in order to verify its authenticity.
A prototype wearable device blocks microphones in the vicinity from eavesdropping on conversations.
Tyson Foods will use computer vision to track chicken moving through its plants as part of a plan to invest more in automation and artificial intelligence in order to cut costs and reduce waste.
Washington University researchers converted grasshoppers into bomb-sniffing tools by implanting electrodes in the insects' antenna lobes to tap into the capabilities of their olfactory receptor neurons.
Nevada's Democratic Party hopes to avoid the fiasco seen in Iowa when it holds its caucuses Saturday with an in-house electronic voting system that it had to assemble quickly.
The lawsuit says that Google, the top tech brand in public schools, used its educational products to spy on students.
Larry Tesler's contributions to making computers and mobile devices easier to use were the highlight of a long career influencing modern computing.
The Chinese government is working with technology companies to monitor citizens and track confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus.
A McKinsey Global Institute survey offers lessons from high-performing companies on artificial intelligence (AI) adoption, of whom about 3% are realizing outsize business results.
Google and other online mapmakers revise borders depending on who is viewing them, in deference to diplomats, policymakers, and their own executives, according to sources familiar with the situation.
In recent years, ransomware attacks have crippled computer networks and extorted money to restore access to users.
ElectionGuard isn't designed to make voting machines safe from hackers. It's meant to make hacking them pointless.
Datacenters are being decommissioned at a rapid pace.
A man convicted for murder is on track to have his conviction overturned, thanks to an algorithm that reanalyzed DNA and pointed to a new suspect.
Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have developed a smart jumpsuit that measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants.
The U.K. has introduced a plan to give the country's media regulator Ofcom new responsibilities for monitoring Internet content.
Researchers have created "sensorized" skin to increase soft robots' awareness of their bodily motion and orientation.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said his state is providing more than $1.3 million in grants to school systems to help prepare students for Virginia's Computer Science Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.
A new robot has successfully performed its first round of supermicrosurgical procedures.
More moderation associated with more hate speech and misinformation, not politics.
A team of researchers at the University of Tehran in Iran has developed a fourth version of the Surena humanoid robotic system.
A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of 1,200 technology professionals in the U.K. would like to switch jobs in 2020, with salary and work-life balance the most important drivers.