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The Rosetta comet orbiter will meet a sticky end on 30 September, but not before a finale that should see it gather the most detailed images yet of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko—or indeed of any comet.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
Advances in biometric authentication are finally pushing the technology into the mainstream.
Researchers have used machine learning to develop a computer system that can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders.
The new IBM-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Brain-inspired Multimedia Machine Comprehension will research computer vision and audition.
Shantenu Jha and the Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory team work at the intersection of computing and science.
As we surf from website to website, we are being tracked—that's not news. What is news, revealed in a recent paper by researchers at Princeton University, is that the tracking is no longer just about the "cookies" that record…
Given the recent ubiquity of cyber-scandals—Colin Powell’s stolen e-mails, Simone Biles's leaked medical records, half a billion plundered Yahoo accounts—you might get the impression that hackers can already break into just about…
Researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have restored the first recording of computer-generated music.
The first legal framework for autonomous vehicles was outlined in a recently proposed bill in Germany governing how such cars perform in potentially deadly crashes.
Polish developer Marcin Wrochniak has introduced Have, a computer language that transpiles to and expands on Google's Go.
Google chief Internet evangelist and former ACM president Vint Cerf said he would change a few things about the Internet's creation if he could do it over again.
Cornell Tech researchers have shown they can reverse-engineer machine-learning algorithms, essentially stealing artificial intelligence products and using them for free.
Researchers from Norway and the U.K. have collaborated on software designed for virtual model interpretation and visualization.
Set in a remote natural depression in the mountainous region of Guizhou, China, the world's largest single-dish telescope is on the brink of sparking a new era in radio astronomy.
Australian neurologist Tom Oxley was on vacation in the US in November 2010 when he decided to do a bit of work.
Turing's 1952 conviction meant he lost his security clearance and had to stop work at GCHQ, the post-war successor to Bletchley Park.
Researchers at Poland's University of Warsaw have developed a robotic caterpillar that can move across a surface by itself when exposed to a specific shade of green laser light.
U.K.-based researchers are studying the cybersecurity of space-related technologies.
Biblical scholars in Israel used technology developed by University of Kentucky computer scientists to examine an ancient charred scroll virtually with a digital model.
Researchers say they have made the first-ever nano-sized optical resonator, or optical cavity, from a single crystal of diamond that is also a mechanical resonator.
Researchers in Switzerland are developing robots that can help paralyzed stroke victims regain the use of their arms and hands.
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Worries include how to coordinate research programs and resources from different countries.
This summer, the Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days.
Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?
Computer scientists can prove certain programs to be error-free with the same certainty that mathematicians prove theorems.
Humble bacterial spores are taking us closer to an age of DNA information storage, thanks to new ways of protecting archived data from corruption as well as from hackers.
Researchers have developed a data-tranmission technique that will have the capacity to provide speeds 1,000 times faster than Google Fiber.
Coding bootcamps have surged in popularity because they are accelerated programs that attract technology-minded students looking to learn a range of skills.