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"Virtual walls" or "smart walls" along the southwest U.S. border are being billed as an alternative to the proposed concrete and steel barriers that have divided public opinion.
At the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life workshop, Pope Francis presented a letter warning of developing technologies without first considering societal costs.
Automated sewing and other machine innovations could enable a resurgence of the textile industry in the southern U.S.
As a freshman last season at Michigan, Isaiah Livers shot 36 percent from 3-point range. Decent, but not great.
The researcher's achievements include significant advances to mobile security.
The farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing its secrets, as scientists piece together the puzzles of Ultima Thule—the Kuiper Belt object NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year's Day, four billion miles…
In the next two weeks, Russia is planning to attempt something no other country has tried before. It's going to test whether it can disconnect from the rest of the world electronically while keeping the internet running for its…
Ford Motor plans to construct its first autonomous vehicles at a $50-million production center in Michigan.
Artificial intelligence companies are developing voice assistants to improve order-taking at drive-through restaurants.
Parents of female and lower-income students are less likely to encourage their children to major in computer science than parents of male students and those in higher-income households.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has set up a Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics group to help make lawmakers more knowledgeable of emerging technologies.
Researchers have developed a system that allows robots to do many different pick-and-place tasks, without having ever seen the objects with which they are interacting.
The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system that led to their demises.
Researchers found the Apple Watch could detect irregular pulse rates, which might indicate a need for further monitoring to catch atrial fibrillation.
Sports viewing is expected to become more accessible, interactive, and personalized, through technologies like virtual reality.
A new Google app uses artificial intelligence to help visually impaired users better perceive their surroundings by providing verbal feedback via smartphones.
Saugus High School in Massachusetts has earned the first College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science Female Diversity Award.
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors are suited to many electro-optical applications.
Rice University computer science professor Moshe Y. Vardi talks about the impact of technologies on society, and how this challenges what computer science should be concerned about.
As the New Zealand gunman live-streamed the massacre onto Facebook, fewer than 200 people watched. The social network said its moderators removed it sometime after a user first reported it as troubling, 29 minutes after the stream…
The race to build the next generation of super-fast mobile-data networks has begun in Germany, which started auctioning off its spectrum licenses for 5G on Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Energy has disclosed the details of its newest $500-million supercomputer.
Europe accounts for more than 80% of nations in the top 25% of countries across the technology, business, and data science domains, according to a Coursera index of technology skills.
A researcher has combined crowdsourcing and facial recognition to produce online software that can help users identify unknown subjects in Civil War-era photos.
The U.K. government will fund a program in which "carefully vetted" prisoners will be taught software coding.
A U.S. regulator is asking for public comments on whether autonomous cars lacking steering wheels and brake pedals should be allowed on the nation’s streets.
Artificial intelligence is much worse at identifying objects by sight than many people realize.
The ability of Internet users to spread a video of Friday's slaughter in New Zealand marked a triumph—however appalling—of human ingenuity over computerized systems designed to block troubling images of violence and hate.
Employers monitoring their workforce must balance productivity and security considerations with employee privacy and welfare concerns.
Back in 2016, the physicist Stephen Hawking and the billionaire Yuri Milner unveiled a plan to travel to the stars. The so-called Breakthrough Starshot project is a $100 million program to develop and demonstrate the technologies…