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A team of researchers has released a protocol for designing and building "bio-bots" powered by muscle cells and controlled with light and electrical signals.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has upheld a series of patents granted for the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Responding to the rise in nation-state cybersecurity attacks.
The skies are full of transient events.
It's been a year since Apple fought the FBI over data privacy, and we've barely heard a peep from either side on the issue.
Researchers say they have developed the first cross-browser fingerprinting technique using machine-level features to identify users.
Researchers have created a drone that transports pollen between flowers.
The VUSec team at the Free University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands has demonstrated an exploit that undercuts a basic safeguard used in all modern operating systems.
Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland say they have refined machine learning by deliberately misleading intelligent machines.
Researchers collaborated on software that helps researchers collect and manage data on great white sharks spotted along the coast.
The recent Women in Data Science Conference provided a forum for female data scientists to discuss a range of topics in the field.
Thought your Internet speeds were slow? Try being a space scientist for a day.
Scientists should be permitted to modify human embryos destined for implantation in the womb to eliminate devastating genetic diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia or cystic fibrosis—once gene-editing techniques advance sufficiently…
University of Michigan computer scientists are researching micro mote computers.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and servers.
Researchers at Princeton University say they have created microchips capable of transmitting and receiving terahertz waves.
Unsubstantiated information can spread like wildfire through social media; new tools aim to make it easy to track down sources of misinformation, no matter where they are encountered.
Researchers at IBM have created an elusive molecule by knocking around atoms using a needle-like microscope tip.
Put a tray of water in the freezer. For a while, it's liquid. And then—boom—the molecules stack into little hexagons, and you've got ice.
Seventeen computer scientists were among the 84 new members and 22 new foreign members recently announced by The National Academy of Engineering.
Researchers say they have found parallels between an Internet algorithm and human brain activity that improve the understanding of engineered and neural networks.
Researchers are experimenting with Internet of Things devices that can be embedded into sports equipment, as well as in wearable devices, to make data analytics more accessible to the sports industry.
Engineers at Corning's research lab in New York are developing new materials in their quest to expand the capabilities of glass.
Researchers have developed a program that could make it more difficult for observers to track any single bitcoin transaction.
The Texas A&M University Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue builds robots that can work with first responders in search-and-rescue operations.
Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia say they will soon unveil a quantum-era programming environment at the UTS Center for Quantum Software and Information.
Participants in a landing site workshop for NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation.
The same type of artificial intelligence that mastered the ancient game of Go could help wrestle with the amazing complexity of quantum systems containing billions of particles.
Hopper was an early computer scientist who foresaw the importance technology would have in daily life.
Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, …