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The World Economic Forum has listed large-scale cyberattacks and massive data breaches among the five most probable risks facing the world today.
Researchers have developed a tool for nonstatisticians that automatically generates models for analyzing raw data. The tool takes in datasets and generates sophisticated statistical models normally used by experts to analyze,…
Last April, Amina Helmi felt goose bumps while driving to work in the northern Netherlands. It had nothing to do with the weather—it was pure anticipation. Just days earlier, a flood of data had been released from Gaia, a European…
Giant Food Stores will install autonomous assistive robots in 172 stores across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Groups of hackers are stealing millions of dollars through cryptojacking, which works by illicitly harnessing the computing power of thousands to mine cryptocurrency.
University of Texas at Austin researchers used the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Wrangler supercomputer to examine gene activity across the genomes of 10 species of vertebrates.
Several European companies have trained artificial intelligence to detect signs of breast cancer.
The U.S. National Science Foundation is exploring multiple approaches.
On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as "a red and extremely elongated asteroid."
President Trump has promised to reduce the number of H-1B visas granted; Canadian businesses see an opportunity to lure international tech talent north of the border.
Researchers warn smart building-targeting malware is the next step in the rapidly expanding attack surface made vulnerable by automated systems.
University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that can discern when an opioid overdose has occurred.
Finland has launched an ambitious challenge to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to 1% of its population.
Small farms are starting to upgrade to high-tech operations.
Face transplants are a proving ground for medical applications of three-dimensional printing and imaging.
While black holes themselves swallow any light beyond their event horizon, the area outside the event horizon tends to emit lots of light.
Major wireless providers are facing new scrutiny into their privacy practices after a bombshell report sparked a public outcry and questions from lawmakers.
The Texas Hospital Association is adapting existing technology to help state hospitals combat the opioid epidemic by supplying them with better information as needed.
The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering's Robotics and Coding Academy aims to inspires children to pursue careers in science and technology.
Federal authorities and private researchers are warning companies about a wave of domain hijacking attacks.
IBM will roll out a high-resolution weather forecast model this year.
The next generation of neural networks will learn from real-time data streamed from smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and machine-to-machine connections.
About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement, eating and rumination patterns. They are milked not by humans …
An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that uses Twitter to automatically predict a user's location within minutes.
Last week's CES 2019 in Las Vegas showcased efforts by Google, Amazon, and Apple to advance connected home technology platforms.
An autonomous, bread-making robotic oven made by Wilkinson Baking of Walla Walla, WA, can produce 235 loaves daily.
The University of California has warned students and faculty against using messaging apps and social media while visiting China.
Startups are putting new innovations to work in Japan's elder-care market.
Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are working to help a seeing, hearing, door-opening robot function in extreme conditions.
Commuters inching through rush-hour traffic in the Holland Tunnel between Lower Manhattan and New Jersey don't know it, but a technology likely to be the future of communication is being tested right outside their car windows…