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Before the tragedy seen all around the world, flames leaping from the top of Notre-Dame Cathedral, there was a smaller one, thousands of miles away in upstate New York.
Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of those same heavy machines, hoping…
Scientists working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called "the clay-bearing unit" since before the spacecraft launched.
Frankfurt Airport in Germany is the site of a six-week trial of a robotic head powered by artificial intelligence as an information resource for travelers.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority program to identify high-speed drivers at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge via facial-recognition technology is a failure.
Researchers have demonstrated a technique that will help pairs of entangled photons smoothly navigate optical fibers, enabling stronger cybersecurity.
The first Avengers flick hit its dramatic peak when an alien army descended upon New York via a wormhole in the sky.
Researchers refine ways users can interact with a touchscreen.
Robot manufacturers think it is vitally important to win over pedestrians and local officials as they try to expand the emerging technology into communities.
Researchers have developed a way to permit computers to automatically crop photos in an aesthetically satisfying manner.
Google says it has developed a Bluetooth-based authentication protocol that will enable smartphones to communicate with the Chrome Web browser.
Amazon employs thousands of people around the world to listen to voice recordings captured in Echo owners' homes and offices.
A new tool can identify subtle but important differences in facial geometry, allowing medical professionals to more quickly diagnose rare medical conditions in children.
Security researchers has found several serious design flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3) protocol.
The radical educational experiment is geared to solving the tech industry's chronic shortage of skilled programmers.
A chat with tech journalist Clive Thompson about his new book, Coders.
At almost every wavelength, engineers have electromagnetic antennae that can detect and record the waves and create exotic images of the world at radio, microwave, infrared, visible, and x-ray frequencies.
Scientists have revealed the first-ever image of a black hole. The picture is the result of a global collaboration in which scientists linked together telescopes virtually to create one, huge, Earth-sized telescope.
Researchers have integrated electronic sensors with personalized three-dimensionally-printed prosthetics, which could make electric-powered prosthetics more affordable.
Walmart is expanding its deployments of robots in its stores to help track inventory, clean floors, and unload trucks.
Project Wing, a branch of Google parent Alphabet, has received approval from Australia's aviation regulator to deploy its drone delivery service for the city of Canberra.
U.K. startup Wayve said it has created an autonomous vehicle that can learn to drive the way a human does, through trial and error, using cameras and satellite navigation.
Girls of Steel is a K-12 program designed to promote science, technology, engineering, and math subjects to girls through mentoring and robotics competition.
As U.S. officials have pressured allies not to use networking gear from Chinese technology giant Huawei over spying concerns, President Trump has urged American companies to "step up" and compete to provide the next generation…
With drone racing becoming more popular, spectators and commentators need better ways of seeing which drones are ahead and which are falling behind.
Researchers have used machine learning to create basil plants that are extra-tasty.
Alphabet and Apple are following different strategies to transform healthcare.
A study by LinkedIn found 15 of China's top 25 companies to work for this year are technology firms, including embattled telecommunications provider Huawei.
Smart watches and other wearables are evolving into medical devices that will drive significant changes in healthcare.
A spacecraft that was supposed to solve the mystery of methane on Mars has instead compounded scientists' confusion.