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Hackers are targeting critical healthcare systems already strained by the coronavirus pandemic, compromising computer networks and disrupting patient care.\
Researchers are using three-dimensional printers and sensors to create fake fish to help test the environmental impact of hydroelectric dams on fish populations.
A new smart insole powered by artificial intelligence analyzes a person's gait in real time when worn in their shoe. \
International Data Corp. analysts predict companies will scale back information technology investments as the coronavirus pandemic roils global markets.
A collaboration by the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute and its Department of Computer Science could enable automated transcription of ancient tablets of Persia's Achaemenid Empire.
A Cloud Native Computing Foundation survey of 1,337 managers and practitioners found that most software developer outfits are delivering weekly or faster releases.
The Enforcer software can keep government surveillance from straying into illegality.
Technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft misidentified 35% of words from people who were black. White people fared much better.
A popular screen saver takes a break while its inventors try to digest data that may yet be hiding news of extraterrestrials.
Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And cloud computing has become essential to home workers.
The balloons are being fast-tracked to improve communication during the coronavirus pandemic.
A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is one of several dozen teams enlisted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to adapt their annual flu forecasting techniques to predict the spread of coronavirus…
IBM will help coordinate an initiative to supply more than 330 petaflops of computing power to scientists researching COVID-19.
A new artificial intelligence system can predict air pollution levels as much as two days in advance.
Researchers equipped a quadcopter with event cameras and algorithms to reduce its reaction time and enable it to avoid a ball thrown at it from a short distance.
An alliance of Chinese government groups, banks, and technology firms plans to launch one of the first blockchain networks constructed and maintained by a central government.
Researchers have found that next-generation 911 systems that accommodate text, images, and video continue to be vulnerable to many of the same cyberattacks as previous systems.
Tire manufacturers are designing intelligent tires to improve the braking of self-driving vehicles.
Hillel Furstenberg of Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Yale University's Gregory Margulis share this year's Abel Prize in mathematics for trailblazing work in probability and dynamics.
Researchers have developed a human-scale soft robot that can reconfigure its shape to grasp and handle objects.
Researchers have demonstrated that some commercial password managers may not protect users completely.
Officials in Austria and Italy are using location data transmitted by mobile phones to determine the effectiveness of their coronavirus lockdown policies.
Hillel Furstenberg, 84, and Gregory Margulis, 74, both retired professors, share the mathematics equivalent of a Nobel Prize.
With quarantines across China, one company is showing the usefulness of autonomous vehicles.
Health officials across the Asia-Pacific region are working to repurpose existing technology to help stop the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers in Canada have developed a system that combines artificial intelligence with human knowledge to provide faster, more accurate cancer diagnoses.
Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks found that 83% of Internet-linked imaging devices in hospitals use outdated software containing known bugs that hackers can exploit.
Factory owners in Eastern European are investing in automation to counter a shortage of workers and rising wages.
A U.K. research project uses evolutionary principles to design robots to help dismantle decommissioned nuclear power plants.
Pohoiki Springs, an experimental system to be rolled out this month, mimics the way human brains work to do computations faster with less energy