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The University of New South Wales team won the grand final of the 2014 RoboCup Standard Platform League robot soccer tournament, held in Brazil.
New software creates digital artworks using algorithms that mimic natural selection.
Researchers are using high-performance computers to achieve new breakthroughs in science and engineering.
Researchers have discovered a new material combination they say could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic.
Back in the 1970s, scientists at Ohio State University began searching for signs of intelligent alien life using a radio telescope the size of three football fields.
Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.
Want access to the U.S. government's secrets? Talk to the robot.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report says only about 26 percent of those who graduate with a four-year degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject end up working in a STEM field.
Researchers at Harvard University are focused on developing the hardware and software for exascale computers, while others are planning to apply exascale computing resources to diverse scientific fields once they become available…
Google's Chris Urmson, who heads the company's self-driving car program, said the project is entering its most difficult phase so far: building vehicles with the intelligence to navigate the chaos of city streets.
Semiconductor Research Corp. and Silicon Cloud International are deploying EDA hardware and software in a private cloud with the goal of educating and training new system-on-chip design engineers in developing countries.
An "oracle" computer proposed by celebrated mathematician Alan Turing in 1938 that goes beyond conventional human logic is the focus of a Missouri State University project exploring the possibilities of a super-Turing computer…
Spectacular falls, miraculous goals, and footwork that would put the Premier League to shame—RoboCup 2014 has seen it all.
Surface structures are becoming visible in new images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by the scientific imaging system OSIRIS onboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft.
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there's so much free processing…
Sean Murray, one of the creators of the computer game No Man's Sky, can't guarantee that the virtual universe he is building is infinite, but he's certain that, if it isn't, nobody will ever find out.
A group of researchers say they have developed a new multi-bit magnetic random access memory storage paradigm with the potential to rival flash memory.
Computer science is benefiting the study of chemistry by adding a layer to analyze chemical processes.
Astronauts on the International Space Station will use two prototype Project Tango smartphones to collect visual data to generate a 3D model of their environment.
Researchers have developed a model that uses big data to help biologists understand the evolutionary history of life on Earth.
The future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it.
Every time you use the flash on your smartphone or camera, you should give silent praise to Harold Eugene Edgerton.
Thunderous applause greeted planetary cartographer Ken Tanaka of the US Geological Survey on 14 July as he unveiled a new geological map of Mars.
Researchers report a successful test of prototype software for diagnosing eye sensitivity.
Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot that has been working on the International Space Station since 2011, is getting a series of upgrades.
The U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council wants to partner with U.K. universities to establish the Alan Turing Institute.
A trio of Indonesians working for international tech companies have used crowdsourcing to calculate a result for Indonesia's contested presidential election.
Researchers have developed a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections.
A replacement for the ordinary transistor may make it to market by the end of this decade, an event that will herald a radical redesign of traditional computer architectures.
A recent study provides the first large-scale investigation of a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in the "share" buttons of websites.