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Researchers have developed a way to change profile photos to highlight a person's most memorable facial features.
In an interview, Heidelberg University professor Karlheinz Meier discusses the emerging field of neuromorphic computing.
A new algorithm mines data from Wikipedia to track flu cases across the United States.
Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of behaving in a "19th-century fashion" because of its annexation of Crimea.
The U.S. has agreed to give up supervision of the Internet policy-making body that controls domain names, hoping to satisfy countries that want more international control over the Internet.
A quantum computer is a device that could exploit the weirdness of the quantum world to solve certain specific problems much faster than we know how to solve them using a conventional computer.
Researchers are turning to computers, big data, and sophisticated algorithms to improve the odds of picking a winner.
Among the most exciting destinations in the Solar System are Jupiter's icy moons Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
A quasiparticle called an exciton—responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits—has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials…
A team of electrical and computer engineering students has created a virtual dressing room for a design project.
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist Stephen Brooks is testing proposed designs for an electron accelerator for the lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
The algorithm used by Google's Street View team to improve Google Maps also can beat CAPTCHAs with 99.8-percent accuracy.
The DNA sequences of Neanderthals and other extinct human relatives have exposed lost migrations, sexual escapades and even new species.
On Thursday, astronomers announced that they'd reached a new milestone in the search for Earth's "twin," or a planet much like ours that orbits in what's known as the Goldilocks Zone—not too close to its star, nor too far away…
Five weeks into the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, more than $30 million has been spent scouring great swatches of the southern Indian Ocean.
Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the Chilean Coast Range north of Santiago.
The question of whether online broadcast television is to remain in the hands of a stodgy industry that once declared the VCR the enemy is being put directly before the Supreme Court.
Software has been used to tap metadata from phones to map links between a criminal network in Sicily.
Researchers have found a flaw in the way secure cloud storage companies protect their customers' data, which could jeopardize the privacy protections they offer.
A group of academics and computer enthusiasts have used the Tunisian town of Sayada as a test site for a local network that is physically independent from the Internet.
Researchers in Japan have developed a system that can map escape routes for disasters based on the behavior of ant colonies.
Google has developed an algorithm that can generate photographic images with a depth of field similar to pictures taken by a single lens reflex camera.
Engineers have found a way to get a large number of robots to cluster together and execute tasks without using any memory or processing power.
Researchers say they have advanced comprehension of electric contacts in carbon-based nanoelectronics with a breakthrough development.
Four black brick towers search upwards to an empty grey sky.
Incrimination by selfie can happen.
Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life.
Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources can enable the transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers.
A new system fulfills all of a baseball league's scheduling rules, and as many of the teams' requests and preferences as possible, using thousands of lines of code.
Researchers have developed software that can simulate the making of complex clothing.