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Texas A&M University professor Daniel Jimenez has revolutionized the way research is conducted on microprocessors.
Google can see a future where robots help us unload the dishwasher and sweep the floor. The challenge is making sure they don’t inadvertently knock over a vase—or worse—while doing so.
On April 12, 1865—three days after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox and two days before President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated—the president sent a telegram to Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, whose Union forces were…
Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected.
Computerized methods turn up evidence of cheating in marathons.
Facebook is well known for its early and increasing use of artificial intelligence.
Stanford University researchers say they have developed an algorithm that outperforms Google's DeepMind in reading and understanding written content.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are developing inexpensive mini-robots that can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel.
Researchers found free livestreaming services users often are exposed to malware infections, personal data theft, and scams.
A federal safety board next week will consider the first human use of the gene-editing technology CRISPR, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Today, much of the responsibility for preserving the web’s history rests on The Internet Archive.
In one college major at Seoul's elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders.
Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition is working with African-American churches and the FAITHTECH Labs initiative to provide coding classes for children.
Robot designers are developing robots that appear non-threatening, but can take action when humans attracted to their cuteness interfere with performance of their functions.
For the seventh straight time, China has dominated the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Researchers have developed voice synthesis software they say can make anyone's singing voice sound more melodious.
The Counter Extremism Project has unveiled a software tool to help social media firms find and delete radical content.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has access to as many as 411.9 million images as part of its face-recognition database.
Major award cites scientific contributions that better humankind.
Just before 4 a.m. on 26 December, B. S. Sathyaprakash woke up to some good news: gravitational waves had been detected for only the second time in history.
On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system's largest planet.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is showing off a prototype computer designed to imitate the parallelism of the human brain using circuit boards and memory chips.
Daniela Rus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pioneering the science of printable, foldable, and do-it-yourself robotics.
China wants to deliver an exascale computing system by 2020, three years ahead of the U.S. plan to achieve the same goal.
Social dynamics and "culture fit" are a key reason why female engineers tend to leave the profession sooner than men, according to a new study.
Virtual reality sickness associated with consumer VR headsets can be alleviated with subtle changes to the user's field of view, say researchers from Columbia University.
After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism.
"I didn’t even know computers existed."
Boulder smells of peppermint … and crisp snow.
"Marathon Valley," slicing through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA's Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.