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China has the quantum technology to perfectly encrypt useful signals over distances far vaster than anyone has ever accomplished, spanning Europe and Asia, according to a stunning new research letter.
Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects.
Researchers contend that without a physiological complement, a computer program modeling the mind would just be a brain in a vat.
Researchers are developing robotic swarms that can be rapidly customized, self-assembled, and self-deployed without human intervention.
Researchers used unique software to create an interactive self-playing piano performance.
A group of high-performance computing experts has released a report as a blueprint for aligning computational infrastructures.
Researchers are developing algorithms that enable groups of robots to make good decisions despite inherent communication delays in information sharing.
Researchers have developed an algorithm to help artificial intelligence and humans learn to cooperate.
The federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets.
For decades, pilots heading into or out of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in southeast Kansas have had three runways to choose from: 1L/19R, 1R/19L, and 14/32.
For the first time, China has overtaken the United States in terms of the total number of science publications, according to statistics compiled by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
Can you predict a crime?
EQSCALE is a new microchip that captures visual details from video frames using 20 times less power than existing chips.
New hardware applies electric fields to manipulate droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them to test thousands of reactions in parallel.
Researchers discovered that a toothpaste ingredient could be used as a drug against strains of malaria resistant to existing drugs.
A Dartmouth College research study found the COMPAS computer program performed about as well as humans at predicting recidivism.
Researchers in Japan used the K supercomputer to show incorporating satellite data at frequent intervals into weather prediction models can improve weather predictions.
On a clear day this summer, security researcher Ang Cui boarded a boat headed to a government biosafety facility off the northeastern tip of Long Island.
A new method using two types of computing technology can predict how well a deaf child can learn language after receiving cochlear implant surgery.
Researchers say they have developed a new dynamic statistical model to visualize changing patterns in networks.
Kettering University researchers are participating in the AutoDrive Challenge, in which teams convert a Chevrolet Bolt into a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside say they are trying to protect important but outdated computers and software still in use by securing legacy systems.
Turing Laureate Whitfield Diffie explains why the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is unable to break the encryption on your smartphone.
In 2013, James "Jimi" Crawford founded a company called Orbital Insight, barely noticed at the time amid the Silicon Valley froth.
Half a century ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity.
In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government-run competition designed to encourage students to pursue scientific…
The FlowMachines project has produced the first entire studio album co-created by artists and artificial intelligence.
Researchers have developed a frequency comb they think could encrypt data and bolster the security of cryptocurrency.
Artificial intelligence programs from China and the U.S. last week outperformed humans in a global reading comprehension test
Researchers have developed a system to collect data on consumers' energy usage and comfort within buildings.