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Ken Yeh is the director of technology at Ontario Christian Schools, a private K-12 school near Los Angeles with about 100 children per grade.
Researchers have developed an infrared depth-sensing system, built from a smartphone with a $10 laser attached to it, that works indoors and outdoors.
A collaborative project has yielded a major breakthrough in generating single photons as carriers of quantum information in security systems.
Bielefeld University researchers have developed a new open source software solution that can process raw data quickly and efficiently.
The resounding win by a Google artificial intelligence program over a champion in the complex board game Go this month was a statement—not so much to professional game players as to Google's competitors.
Male computer programmers' salaries are far higher than those of their female peers, according to a new Glassdoor report.
Microsoft unveiled a new online chatbot on Twitter but took it offline the same day because Twitter users coaxed it into regurgitating offensive language.
Since Galileo first discovered the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, telescopes have gotten larger, more accurate, and more powerful.
Many experts have called 2016 the year when Moore’s Law dies.
After terrorists attacked Paris last November, nearby Brussels, home of many of the attackers, posted heavily armed soldiers in public places.
Baidu's Big Data Lab has devised an algorithm that can predict crowd formation.
A short-form novel co-authored by an artificial intelligence has successfully passed the initial screening of a Japanese literary competition.
Most programmers are self-educated and have received little formal training, according to a new survey of 50,000 coders.
Pennsylvania State University paleobotanist Peter Wilf and colleagues have developed new software for identifying families of leaves.
A team from Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed an intelligent system called the iWheelchair that promises to make life easier for users and caregivers.
"Not in my lifetime." That's what I said when I was asked whether we would ever see computer science taught in K-12.
Genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter has created a synthetic cell that contains the smallest genome of any known, independent organism.
Facial recognition software, scanners that detect weapons and cameras that spot nervous people are some of the technologies that could be used more widely to secure public places, but some would require greater acceptance of…
New hardware and services are aimed at identifying malware before it has the chance to execute.
Scientists from NASA's Dawn mission unveiled new images from the spacecraft's lowest orbit at Ceres, including highly anticipated views of Occator Crater, at the 47th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands…
James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is defending the agency's legal battle with Apple, saying it is about fighting terrorism and not about setting legal precedent.
Be careful about believing what your eyes are telling you.
The New Yorker magazine is using crowdsourcing algorithms to mine a massive volume of cartoon caption submissions to identify the funniest captions.
A Tor Project developer reports the project is enhancing its software to rapidly detect tampering to its network for the purpose of surveillance.
Arizona State University researchers have developed and studied an algorithm to help anticipate online protests via Twitter.
A new supercomputer simulation of the circulation of blood throughout the entire human body correlates very closely with real-world flow measurements.
My dad is a wildlife biologist, and during road trips we took when I was growing up he spent a lot of time talking about the grasses and trees along the highway.
The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale—a merger of black holes that violently shook the surrounding fabric of space and time, and sent a blast of space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves rippling across the Universe…
You know that part about the FBI needing Apple's help to unlock a terrorist's iPhone 5C?
Old Dominion University engineers want to use Internet-connected cars as a cloud computing resource.