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Python is becoming increasingly popular as an enterprise production programming language.
Researchers have developed a doll equipped that can run artificially intelligent algorithms, and have programmed it to recognize emotions in facial images.
The clocks read zero when the lights went out.
Researchers at Stanford University have created a national database comprised of data on state patrol stops to uncover evidence of a double standard applied to minority motorists.
Researchers at Harvard University have created a type of semi-soft robot that can stand and walk, and a different robotic water strider that can push itself along a liquid surface.
On early Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, the Philippines-flagged cargo container carrierACX Crystal struck the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) on its starboard (right) side, crushing the part of the Fitzgerald's superstructure…
Considering guiding principles for artificial intelligence with regard to privacy and security.
A new study shows bots and trolls are using the biggest social media sites to manipulate your views.
AI systems continue to get increasingly powerful, but still need far too much hand-holding by their human masters. New research from DeepMind and OpenAI suggests a mere nudge here and there at the outset can be enough to help…
Thousands of scientists worldwide tap into CERN's computer networks each day in their quest to better understand the fundamental structure of the universe.
NASA's Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance…
Three female participants of the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals consider their role in the contest, and in computer science.
Newly released code purportedly will enable bots to negotiate.
Researchers have developed a model of a system in which smart cars do not have to stop at red lights at intersections.
Researchers have found a way to control the oxygen concentration in tantalum oxide films produced by atomic layer deposition.
Argonne National Laboratory scientists aim to produce exascale-enabled software by surmounting problems in memory, power, and computational resources.
Researchers applied data-mining technology to determine the global variance of clothing styles from 100 million Instagram photos taken in 44 cities.
The U.S. is no longer among the top three in the Top500's latest ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Quantum physics is an often mind-boggling branch of science filled with strange behavior and bizarre implications.
The award recognizes faculty members from non-profit institutions who distinguish themselves with outstanding research and excellent graduate mentoring.
With China threatening to build the world's first exascale supercomputer before the US, the US Department of Energy has awarded a research grant to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to develop an exascale supercomputer reference design…
Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows?
Researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University have proposed a new channel coding method for the fifth generation of wireless systems.
Researchers have developed a semiconductor chip that runs artificial intelligence algorithms using ultra-low power.
A new GitHub survey found open source development's popularity is tempered by poor documentation and provocation, mainly rudeness, among developers.
U.S. government agencies require better tools and datasets to assess how artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies will impact the private-sector workforce.
Researchers say they are developing computer tools to detect social bots within the World Wide Web that create and spread fake news.
Just months into its mission, the world's first quantum-communications satellite has achieved one of its most ambitious goals.
A buried line in a new Facebook report about chatbots' conversations with one another offers a remarkable glimpse at the future of language.
The first real computer, the ENIAC, was built in 1946. The first computer war game appeared two years later.