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People get up to weird things in New Zealand.
By Wednesday of last week, even as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to rain devastation on the Gulf Coast, a new storm, Irma, was taking shape in the eastern Atlantic.
A huge genetic study that sought to pinpoint how the human genome is evolving suggests that natural selection is getting rid of harmful genetic mutations that shorten people's lives.
Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's oldest materials: clay.
InterSpec is a program for mobile and traditional computing devices designed to analye gamma radiation data at the scene of a disaster.
Researchers at Arizona State University say they are trying to design effective intervention strategies and algorithms when networks are likely to fail.
Microsoft is partnering with the Cornell Tech-based Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts.
The design of trustworthy autonomous systems must entail consideration of the ability to explain decisions and recourse options when things go awry.
Do coding schools really get you working faster, with better pay, than college computer science courses?
The first time Alex Acero saw Her, he watched it like a normal person.
There's something not quite right about humanoid robots.
Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire Blue River Technology, a startup that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants and shooting them with deadly, high-precision squirts of herbicide.
Chromatin does much more than just keep DNA neat and tidy.
Scientists on NASA''s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter's polar regions that contribute to the giant planet's powerful aurora—only not in ways the researchers expected.
Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.
The most environmentally-friendly supercomputers more than doubled their energy efficiency in 2017.
Google is urging Hollywood to diversify the gender and ethnicity of computer scientists appearing on TV and film.
Researchers are using virtual reality to study how a person's brain encodes and retrieves memories while they explore a new virtual environment.
Artificial intelligence could play a key role in the next major cyberattack.
Researchers have created a new quantum computing architecture based on "flip-flop quantum bits (qubits)."
Steve Silverman helped build cameras for two NASA rovers that went to Mars.
We all know the drill. For the last decade, smartphones have gotten thinner and faster and thinner and faster and, well, you get the picture.
Researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to gain insights into factors that lead to poverty and other social problems.
Researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab have developed an expressive animated bot controlled by an artificially intelligent algorithm trained on hundreds of Skype conversations.
Supercomputing-led scientific advances could halve the cost of wind energy by 2030.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have successfully manipulated the electronic structure of graphene.
Law might follow German rules that let Berlin veto takeover.
The Industrial Revolution led to centuries of social and economic upheaval. Are economists telling us not to worry about workplace automation because things will be better in a couple hundred years?
Engineers at CTA.ai, an imaging-technology start-up in Poland, are trying to popularize a more comfortable alternative to the colonoscopy.
Yale University's Calhoun College today will be dedicated as Hopper College, after Grace Murray Hopper.