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You could be forgiven for thinking the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's glory days are long over.
The FBI and Apple are bracing for another potential fight over encryption, this time because of the iPhone of the dead gunman in Sunday's Texas church shooting, according to people familiar with the matter.
Researchers have made flexible and stretchable photonic devices using a specialized type of glass formed into a spring-like coil.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have created an optical whispering gallery mode resonator.
Salesforce artificial intelligence researchers have disclosed details of their project to translate text without human input, using Google's Transformer system.
Researchers are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to enhance Hasbro's Joy for All Companion Pets into smart robots that can help older adults with everyday tasks.
Organizations like the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have a hard time cracking suspects' smartphones, thanks to end-to-end encryption.
For years, Barbara Simons was the loneliest of Cassandras—a technologist who feared what technology had wrought. Her cause was voting: Specifically, she believed that the electronic systems that had gained favor in the United…
The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.
The National Academy of Sciences recently released a report titled "Assessing and Responding to the Growth of Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments."
Researchers have developed a nanoscale optical "abacus" that uses light signals to perform arithmetic computation.
Researchers at the University of Innsbruck in Austria have developed a technique to transfer quantum information between systems that are encoded in different ways.
Computer science researchers recently helped to make a major advance in astronomy, as scientists announced last month they observed two neutron stars colliding.
A letter from 122 members of the Australian artificial intelligence research community urges Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to support for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons.
Researchers say they have developed a "real-time-avatar-robotic arm" that transmits sound, vision, and tactile sensations to remotely located users.
Singapore Management University professor Akshat Kumar is developing computational methods for choreographing the movements of autonomous cars and ships.
A pair of physicists announced the discovery of a subatomic event so powerful that the researchers wondered if it was too dangerous to make public.
Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling study by European and U.S. researchers working on NASA's …
When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.
Purdue University researchers are developing an artificial intelligence system to detect cracks captured in videos of a nuclear reactor.
Researchers completing the first large-scale analysis of victims of Internet denial-of-service attacks worldwide found about a third of the IPv4 address space was targeted by such attacks.
An international team of researchers is using an $11-million U.S. Department of Defense grant to streamline investigations by developing algorithms for extracting relevant details from data.
Innovative programs are drawing women and minority students to computer science, and giving them the support they need to succeed.
There are two very different pictures of the students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.
The University of Maryland recently hosted its third all-women hackathon.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's LabSix artificial intelligence team has demonstrated the first example of a three-dimensional object becoming "adversarial" at any angle.
University of Southern California Viterbi professor Fei Sha plans to focus her efforts on applying the findings of statistical machine learning to medical science.
Researchers are seeking citizen scientists to contribute to a mosquito-monitoring platform.
Sankofa is a new immersive computer game that aims to bring the cultural history of Ghana to life via gameplay while providing a unique learning experience.
Rapid progress is being made in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, as milestones are being passed in a wide range of areas.