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It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: A new gene-editing technology allows scientists to precisely locate and cut out bits of DNA from live cells in bacteria, animals, and even humans.
A new DARPA program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world.
A century after observatory founder Percival Lowell speculated that a 'Planet X' lurks at the fringes of the Solar System, astronomers say that they have the best evidence yet for such a world. They call it Planet Nine.
About 600 miles from Earth's surface is the first of two donut-shaped electron swarms, known as the Van Allen Belts, or the radiation belts.
A mobile application designed to increase engagement with cultural heritage sites is now available from the European Union-funded TAG CLOUD project.
University of Illinois researchers have developed flexible sensors that can operate accurately inside the human body for at least five days before dissolving.
Scientists have demonstrated basic computing operations inside a living mammalian cel.
Technologists are helping counter-terrorist forces with software that can identify locations to be searched for hideouts and weapons, or be put under surveillance.
Researchers from three universities and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are trying to address the problem of identifying authors of malicious code and software.
"Don't look at them directly," Rie Henriksen whispers, "otherwise they get suspicious."
Car enthusiasts, after hearing industry executives discussing the self-driving technology being built into their vehicles, might be forgiven for thinking robotic cars will soon drive themselves out of auto showrooms.
For over a century, a star's bizarre behavior has been hiding in plain sight.
Scientists from around the world will meet in Toulouse, France, in November for the world's first car race conducted at the nanoscopic level.
Nine programming trends expected to pan out over the next five years include the REST protocol's initial dominion over the Internet of Things.
A new app blocks third parties from identifying an individual's location based on what they search for online.
Light-emitting diodes have become vital nodes on information networks.
Kaleigh Clary, a computer science graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, drove down to offer a day of free work for the American Museum of Natural History.
In a far-off galaxy, 12.4 billion light-years from Earth, a ravenous black hole is devouring galactic grub. Its feeding frenzy produces so much energy, it stirs up gas across its entire galaxy.
Buy a new car these days and the chances are that it will be fitted with an array of driver-assistance technologies.
For all the furious hype around the gene-editing tool Crispr/Cas9, no one has ever really seen it in action. Like really seen it.
It must be difficult for the roughly half a billion people who visit Wikipedia every month to remember a world without the free online encyclopedia.
ETH Zurich professor Thomas Schops and colleagues have developed software that they say makes it easy to create three-dimensional (3D) models of buildings.
A Microsoft researcher team won the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge in December with a new approach to deep learning.
Carlos III University of Madrid researchers have developed a virtual-reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is building the Robotarium, a laboratory that will enable roboticists to conduct experiments remotely.
The Obama administration on Thursday promised to accelerate regulatory guidelines for driverless cars and to make an investment in research to commercialize them.
Physicist Pan Jian-Wei is the architect of the world's first attempt to set up a quantum communications link between Earth and space—an experiment that is set to begin with the launch of a satellite in June.
The NFL may be the most popular and profitable major sport in America, but until recently, it's lagged behind other leagues in sophisticated use of data analysis.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the most common fatal genetic diseases. It causes muscle degeneration and eventually death due to weakened heart and lung muscles.
Research from Arizona State University answers a question that has stumped mathematicians pondering the properties of programmable materials.