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University of Delaware professor Guoquan Huang has received a two-year grant to design resource-aware, attack-resilient, consistent micro aerial vehicle navigation.
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a thin-film electronic display that can be laminated onto a person's body without the wearer knowing it is there.
Hints of a new subatomic particle at the world’s most powerful atom smasher have inspired theoretical physicists to write more than 300 papers in the past four months.
"It’s important to be selective," says CEO Etzioni.
Raquel Urtasun is specializing in creating algorithms to help computers make decisions previously reserved for humans.
Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole team, and decentralized algorithms, in which each robot makes its own decisions…
Last fall, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle, Washington, launched a challenge to Google Scholar, PubMed, and other online search engines by unveiling a service called Semantic Scholar.
Finding evidence that someone compromised your cyber defenses is a grind.
A growing number of projects from disciplines across the University of Alabama are using virtual reality technology.
Andrew Singer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and colleagues have successfully sent a wireless signal through slabs of pork and beef.
Cybersecurity is a complex and messy challenge, but there are indications it can be improved.
The extremely popular Minecraft computer game is turning children into a generation of computing tinkerers and engineers.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and ETH Zurich say they have built the world's most stable single-atom magnet.
Craters with bright material on dwarf planet Ceres shine in new images from NASA's Dawn mission.
The director of the Defense Science and Technology Group's Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division recommends a big-science approach to cybersecurity in Australia.
Google called it Borg, and for many years, it was among the company's best-kept secrets.
Google is a top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance.
Research into dyslexia has led to an unexpected breakthrough in security and identity verification with biometric "brainprints" that could one day replace fingerprints and passwords.
Preparing children for a world in which everything can be a computer.
Duke University researchers are using software to improve the performance of chemical-sniffing mass spectrometers.
Ohio State University researchers have developed functional textiles that gather, store, and transmit digital information.
Cornell Tech researchers have shown brute-force attacks against shortened uniform resource locators can enable hackers to spread malware on victims' computers.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined (PDF) to hear a challenge from the Authors Guild and other writers claiming Google's scanning of their books amounts to wanton copyright infringement and not fair use.
As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today.
Individuals can be identified by matching their movements across two datasets, according to researchers at Columbia University and Google.
Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology are exploring the use of social robots as therapeutic aids in pediatric rehabilitation.
VU University Amsterdam researchers have demonstrated practical attacks against both Android and iOS devices.
A survey found the use of massive open online courses is very different in emerging countries than in the U.S.
Microsoft Research Cambridge laboratory director Chris Bishop dismisses the fear artificial intelligence is on the cusp of overtaking human intelligence.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not regulate a mushroom genetically modified with the gene-editing tool CRISPR–Cas9.