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Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.
We've all heard about the promise of augmented reality coming to the iPhone. With iOS 11 due later this year, Apple is releasing ARKit–a software that allows developers to create richer augmented reality apps that utilize the…
Researchers are developing a framework for border surveillance that uses artificial intelligence to integrate data from different sources and respond in real time.
Jenga is a new system that reallocates a chip's memory cache access in real time to create "cache hierarchies" designed to the needs of particular programs.
Researchers have received a $7.55-million grant to find new ways to have artificial intelligence explain its decision-making process to human users.
Stanford University researchers found that in countries with little obesity, people mostly walked a similar amount per day.
Were it not for our Earth's magnetic field, the planet would be bombarded by charged particles from the sun.
If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state.
Measuring the "immeasurable" could curtail electoral gerrymandering.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, urged people to show support for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission rules that are likely to be repealed.
The car-size NASA rover on a Martian mountain, Curiosity, has begun its long-anticipated study of an iron-bearing ridge forming a distinctive layer on the mountain's slope.
Internet users have a variety of format options in which to store their movies, and biologists have now joined the party.
A rare Enigma machine used by Nazi Germany during World War II was sold at auction Tuesday for 45,000 euros ($51,500).
The president of Harvey Mudd University, Maria Klawe, has criticized the culture in some of Silicon Valley's tech companies.
University of Washington researchers have developed a system that can take audio clips from one speech and sync them with video clips from another.
Researchers have used a computer vision system to quantify the physical improvement or deterioration of neighborhoods in five U.S. cities.
Researchers have developed a computer capable of understanding body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time.
India's Gridlock Hackathon aims to find solutions to the congested roads that cost the economy billions of dollars.
A neural network trained on poetry has attempted to write its own lines; ts best efforts can convince people they are reading the words of a human poet.
Girls ages 10-18 from around the world are competing in the Technovation Challenge, a global effort to learn and apply technology to try to solve problems in their communities.
Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C.
The attack had the hallmarks of something researchers had dreaded for years: malicious software using artificial intelligence that could lead to a new digital arms race in which A.I.-driven defenses battled A.I.-driven offenses…
NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.
Researchers are trying to teach intelligent machines to explain, in human terms, how their minds work.
Researchers are using new data on ticks in the southeastern U.S. to build mathematical models of how the grasses, wildlife, and ticks respond to different conditions.
North Carolina State University researchers are developing smart solid-state transformers that could be used to make a stable, reliable smart grid.
A chat with former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov about his new book, machine intelligence, and human creativity.
Isaac Asimov's stories about the relationship between people and robots were only a few years old when the phrase "artificial intelligence" was used in a 1955 study proposal.
Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting the IBM Watson research center.
Need to send a message across interstellar space? Use the sun for a signal boost. A new proposal suggests that the sun's gravity could be used to amplify signals from an interstellar space probe, allowing video to be streamed…