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A growing number of games seek to introduce the concepts of programming to young players.
Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes.
The Watch-bot robot can independently learn a user's household activity patterns to provide helpful reminders.
An educational software application is being developed to show middle-school students how their dietary choices affect climate change.
The Generalized Friendship Paradox stipulates that on average, a person's friends post more material and are more influential on social networks than they are.
First there was the Berlin Wall. Now there is the Great Firewall of China, not a physical barrier preventing people from leaving, but a virtual one, preventing information harmful to the Communist Party from entering the country…
The legal battle between Oracle and Google is about to come to an end, and nothing less is as stake than the future of programming.
Physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will impact our understanding of the fundamental nature of light.
Some 3.4 billion years ago, giant meteoroids slammed into a frigid ocean covering Mars's northern hemisphere. The impacts kicked up enormous waves that raced across the water and swamped the shoreline, research suggests.
A new method for visualizing the mechanisms and hidden layers of neural networks could provide insights into deep learning.
A team of physicians and computer scientists is using merged electronic health records to improve care and outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease.
In a yearlong Dartmouth College competition, a three-judge panel tried to distinguish between machine- and human-produced sonnets.
University of Louisville researchers are studying how malevolent artificial intelligenes might be designed, and the conditions in which they might be create.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing control algorithms that enable small-scale autonomous cars to race around dirt tracks at high speeds.
Anti-drone technology has been high on the shopping list of public safety and military organizations at least since a drunken federal employee crashed a drone onto the White House lawn.
Chinese authorities are quietly scrutinizing technology products sold in China by Apple and other big foreign companies, focusing on whether they pose potential security threats to the country and its consumers and opening up…
Every time something poked its foot, the mouse jumped in pain.
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say they have developed software that can scan hand-drawn sketches and search for a photograph that looks like them.
Linkoping University's Ekhiotz Jon Vergara has determined the energy consumption of apps on smartphones depends the amount of data transmitted and how it is sent.
Cubimorph is a newly developed interactive mobile device that can change shape on demand.
Researchers at Princeton University say they have conducted the largest study yet on the technology that tracks people's movements around the Web.
Much progress remains before Silicon Valley's technology industry has a truly diverse workforce, says an analysis by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The possibility that a malevolent artificial intelligence might pose a serious threat to humankind has become a hotly debated issue.
Imagine you are driving on a highway late at night when a big-rig truck closes in behind you.
And it's not just gamers who are benefiting from the immersive possibilities it offers.
Before the invention of the computer, most experimental psychologists thought the brain was an unknowable black box.
Researchers have developed a new technology that includes a camera attached to a robot's hand that can rapidly create a three-dimensional model of its environment.
A recent study found permitting teenagers to develop their own strategies for coping with risky online situations may be a better strategy than banning Internet use.
Researchers have developed an elastic actuator that is compliant and small enough to be integrated in robots.
Rutgers University researchers are taking a lead role in an IBM-sponsored World Community Grid project to identify potential drug candidates to cure the Zika virus.