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A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China.
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Saturn's moon Titan.
A new study has found that digital content platforms can increase their traffic from social media by aligning their posting schedules with target audiences' sleep-wake cycles.
About 2,100 artificial intelligence researchers from 29 European countries have announced a joint research alliance.
A two-legged robot developed at the University of Bonn in Germany won the soccer World Cup for adult-size robots this summer in Montreal, Canada.
A new system can learn to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image.
Women were represented in 24% of technical roles this year, with growth of 1.09% over last year, according to an AnitaB.org survey.About 13% of technical roles were filled by Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander…
DisCoEdge is a new system that aims to transform the concept of device ownership to improve current utilities and create new services.
Visionary research is no longer the most important element of progress.
More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally provided an update on the fate of the two tiny robots. And they're…
A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect—in both shape and in rotation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is remarkably complex and advancing quickly. It's impossible for anyone to give a precise vision of how the next several years will unfold.But it is possible to make specific predictions about…
A team of European Union-funded researchers have developed a sweet pepper-harvesting robot that can help farmers reduce their costs.
A new algorithm can take two-dimensional videos and turn them into three-dimensionally-printed "motion sculptures" that show how a human body moves through space.
Researchers in the U.K. have developed a mobile app that guides pedestrians along the safest, rather than the quickest, route to their destination.
Fewer female students in the U.K. take the General Certificate of Secondary Education exam in computing or information and communications technology.
University of California, Riverside researchers have found an irreparable flaw in all modern Wi-Fi routers.
The US Air Force has revealed that an MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft successfully shot down a smaller drone with a heat-seeking air-to-air missile in a test last November.
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is exploring Ryugu, an asteroid thought to contain water ice and other materials from the early solar system.
High-speed 5G networks could lead to big changes in how we use our mobile phones, allowing us to enjoy virtual reality on-the-go, interactive live broadcasts, and even project holograms from our handsets. But will connection …
Improbotics is an artificial intelligence-based comedy theater that includes a human, a puppet, and a cyborg.
A new algorithm creates plausible answers designed to distract students from the correct answer in multiple choice exams.
Researchers have created three-dimensional virtual simulations of the human heart, in order to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart.
A new system allows a drone to fly through very small and completely unknown gaps using a single camera and onboard processing.
There appears to be no standard approach among the state and local jurisdictions that will administer the next election.
U.S. technology giants, facing tighter content rules in China and the threat of a trade war, are targeting an easier way into the world's second largest economy—artificial intelligence.
"It's been my life's dream to be able to invent new technology that can help reduce inequality by making high-quality education accessible to everyone."
A team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has developed a topological photonic chip to process quantum information, a breakthrough that could serve as a more robust option for scalable quantum computers.
Researchers have found that the fewer women who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any one of them will graduate within six years.
Researchers have demonstrated that antiferromagnetic iron oxide, the main component of rust, is an inexpensive and promising material to transport information with low excess heating at increased speeds.