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Varcity is a new platform that collects massive amounts of image data of a city and uses algorithms to automatically create a three-dimensional model of it.
Researchers say they have created the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip, based on OxRAM technology, that demonstrates the ability to compose music.
Researchers have developed microrobots that mimic the rowing action of the cilia present in the single-celled paramecium.
Robots are replacing human workers at a faster pace than any other point in history. Most of these robots are in factories, but a new kind of mechanized worker has hit apple orchards.
The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen.
The father of the Internet looks back at the last 50 years, and ahead to what faces IT.
Electric grids worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack as new technologies like smart meters and analytical software are added to them, with mature systems like North America's at particular risk, according to the World…
The race to build the first useful quantum computer continues apace. And, like all races, there are decisions to be made, including the technology each competitor must choose.
Researchers have developed a unique mathematical model to probe interactions between prostate tumors and common cancer immunotherapies.
Google researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to produce entirely new sounds.
Disney researchers say they have developed a process that transforms high-resolution animated content into a novel video format to enable immersive viewing.
Researchers used the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Comet system in applying a novel algorithm to replicate neural pathways for controlling limb movement.
Now a number of female students at one of the country's top universities can use their face to open doors, according to news reports.
Compared to lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries don't have the potential to burn or explode, and they can recharge via energy harvesting.
NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.
As the dust settles from the global ransomware attack that has crippled systems in more than 150 countries since Friday, the U.S. government's shadowy process for collecting and disclosing software vulnerabilities is again under…
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded Galois $1 million to make fully homomorphic encryption available to programmers.
Cybersecurity experts are warning of U.S. voting systems' vulnerability to cyberthreats going into the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a team of autonomous flying robots that do not collide or undercut each other.
Researchers have proposed a novel programming solution to optimize power consumption in batteries for use in smart homes.
Researchers have been testing the existence of quantum entanglement for several years.
Researchers are studying why phishing attacks are so successful in an attempt to develop the next generation of email filters.
If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets.
China is home to the world's largest group of internet users, a thriving online technology scene and rampant software piracy that encapsulates its determination to play by its own set of digital rules.
A new study demonstrates strong public and expert skepticism of warnings about artificial intelligence.
Researchers have developed a new process for three-dimensionally printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could enable robots to feel their environment.
A team of researchers has developed a virtual teacher's assistant, called Jill Watson, using technologies from IBM's Watson platform.
Old-time machine contest fosters STEM creativity.
In autumn of 1840, Charles Babbage arrived in Turin for a meeting of Italian scientists, where he gave the only public explanation of the workings of his "Analytical Engine."
The climbers at Earth Treks gym, in Golden, Colorado, were warming up: stretching, strapping themselves into harnesses, and chalking their hands as they prepared to scale walls stippled with multicolored plastic holds.