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Researchers used a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods in the U.S. to learn that these events are associated with four types of atmospheric patterns.
There are many U.S. cybersecurity job openings, and a shortfall of qualified professionals is prompting employers to look outside traditional pipelines to find job candidates.
Exploring the potential of plant-robot hybrids that can produce architectural artifacts and living spaces.
Purdue University researchers have built robot hummingbirds that learn to fly and hover like their real-world counterparts, using algorithms and computer simulation.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has banned the use of facial recognition technology for surveillance purposes by police and other agencies in the city.
Researchers have quantified the accuracy of two-quantum-bit operations in silicon, in another step toward reliable quantum computing.
Northeastern University computer science majors are required to take a class in theater and improvisation, where they practice exercises to cultivate empathy, creativity, and teamwork.
Sweden's forest companies are embracing technology to cut costs and boost profits, while freeing employees from mundane tasks.
Researchers in China have developed camera technology that can render human sized-subjects from up to 28 miles away.
Almost every computer with an Intel chips dating back to 2011 are affected by the vulnerabilities.
Yet patent attorneys fear the darker consequences of artificial intelligence.
Symantec researchers discovered Chinese intelligence agents had acquired National Security Agency hacking tools and used them in 2016 to attack American allies and private firms in Europe and Asia.
Researchers have created a new dataset that allows cognitive neuroscientists to better leverage deep learning models that have significantly improved artificial vision systems.
Researchers have shown that an online intervention taking less than 30 minutes significantly increases interest in computer science among both male and female undergraduate students.
An international team of researchers has developed a combined suitcase/smartphone app to help the blind navigate airports with greater independence.
With cyberattacks against Internet-connected medical devices on the rise, hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are pressuring device manufacturers to bolster their products' safety.
Researchers have created a compact accelerator that relieves a CPU of the "garbage collection" task of deleting redundant or irrelevant data from apps to make more memory available.
Tiobe ranks the R programming language as the 21st most popular in its monthly index for May, marking the first time in three years the language sits outside the top 20.
A recent Coinbase study found that 42% of the top 50 universities worldwide now offer at least one course on cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Android is offering a free app to boost security for smartphone users in the developing world.
Privacy and child-advocacy organizations have filed a complaint alleging Amazon has been illegally recording and retaining conversations of children using its Echo Dot Kids device.
U.K. researchers used a drone-mapping system they developed to survey Chernobyl's "Red Forest," one of the most radioactive locations on Earth.
A "RobbinHood" ransomware attack earlier this week crippled networks used by Baltimore's city government.
In 2021, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will become home to a $600-million exascale machine that could become the world's fastest supercomputer.
Starting in July, customers in any Nike retail store in the U.S. can have their feet scanned to learn exactly what shoe size they need, in any style Nike makes.
A new computer-model assembly technique could lead to better insights into coastal flood risks.
The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit has reached a deal with Swiss company Auterion to enhance the agency's open source drone software.
Dell laptops and personal computers can be remotely commandeered via a vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility.
A new technique can derive fully comprehensive samples, or "sketches," of vast cellular datasets, to simplify analysis.
Electroceuticals use electricity, rather than chemicals, to treat the body's ills.