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Researchers believe three-dimensional printing of flexible electronics integrating sensors and processing circuitry is key to bulk manufacturing of a robot "skin."
Researchers are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Stampede supercomputer to create tadpoles with pigmentation never before seen in nature.
Neural networks will assist, rather than replace, human programmers.
Nature. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Journal of the American Medical Association.
On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear's living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity.
Cells are basically tiny computers: They send and receive inputs and output accordingly.
Researchers say they have developed a system that can digitally transmit the color and sourness of a glass of lemonade to a tumbler of water.
The University of Rochester has significantly increased the number of female students graduating with computer science degrees.
Companies are developing and launching machine-learning technologies and applications to enhance the experience of disabled persons.
OpenAI last week disclosed new research detailing the training of artificial intelligence bots to generate their own shared language.
University at Buffalo researchers found despite some violent acts, most people will be helpful to others as the world ends.
Researchers have developed an intelligent routing algorithm designed to minimize the occurrence of spontaneous traffic jams across a roadway network.
It was just a friendly little argument about the fate of humanity. Demis Hassabis, a leading creator of advanced artificial intelligence, was chatting with Elon Musk, a leading doomsayer, about the perils of artificial intelligence…
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas say they have developed a material that can transform from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires.
Texas A&M University professor Tim Davis uses sparse matrix algorithms to create works of electronic art by visualizing music.
Disney researchers have developed ways to enhance virtual experiences involving interactions with physical objects by showing how a person using a virtual reality system can use it to catch an actual ball.
Cleoniki Kesidis writes that a culture that tries to encourage girls to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields guilt-tripped her into pursuing such a career, which she found unrewarding and left.
Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan have successfully demonstrated that a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps between energy-efficient patterns.
Here's how to catch a black hole. First, spend many years enlisting eight of the top radio observatories across four continents to join forces for an unprecedented hunt.
Our most accurate clocks are probing a key tenet of Einstein's theory of relativity: the idea that time isn't absolute.
Georgia Institute of Technology professor Ashok Goel has created an artificially intelligent teaching assistant.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Yanhua Li has proposed an alternative urban transit system that uses a hub-and-spoke configuration with shared shuttles.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working to make the process of a robot autonomously grasping an object easier.
Missouri S&T researchers have developed a way to "grow" thin layers of gold on single crystal wafers of silicon and use them as substrates on which to grow other electronic materials.
The industry should be scrambling for upgrades.
"It feels like the entire universe is within a sphere that is maybe within a couple metres' radius," says topologist Henry Segerman at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
Intelligence agents and military operatives may come to rely heavily on machine learning to parse huge quantities of data, and to control a growing arsenal of autonomous systems.
The U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is supporting research on deciphering the timing and sequences of bird calls.
European researchers recently launched a research project that aims to develop a biocomputer based on highly efficient molecular motors that will use a fraction of the energy of existing computers.
Software programmers, librarians, and others are archiving scientific data from government websites.