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Fewer children in the U.K. are developing the digital skills that employers and government say are vital.
The city of Portland, OR, hopes to reduce traffic-related fatalities by equipping streetlights with sensors programmed to constantly detect speed and motion data.
Researchers used a robot developed to can perform eye surgery on humans to help six patients who needed a membrane removed from their retina to improve their vision.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers reduced the size and power consumption of a computer chip they designed in 2017 to help honeybee-sized drones navigate.
One of the earliest attempts to estimate the number of genes in the human genome involved tipsy geneticists, a bar in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, and pure guesswork.
The Iowa Board of Education has adopted suggested computer science standards, which set new learning goals for students.
Harvey Mudd College researchers have developed a novel autonomous underwater vehicle that can explore the sea floor looking for signs of wrecked ships.
A new machine learning algorithm can spot specific patterns in mathematical structures and apply them to extract interesting sequences from randomly generated ones.
Robotic management can help ensure that plants and trees in public spaces grow in desired shapes and sizes.
"Before we work on artificial intelligence, why don't we do something about natural stupidity?" computer scientist Steve Polyak once joked.
For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when the powerful gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close to the…
Researchers have determined that smartphone motion sensors could be exploited to compromise speech privacy, albeit in limited situations.
Researchers used deep learning to develop a drone surveillance system that automatically detects small groups of people fighting each other.
Researchers have developed a method for algorithmically gauging manipulation of published scientific results.
The first phase of the GoFly Prize competition for one-person air vehicles has yielded 10 diverse concepts.
The University of Arizona is running a project designed to introduce visually impaired middle and high school students to career possibilities in STEM.
Researchers used artificial intelligence methods to learn of previously unknown political and cultural events which took place in a forgotten corner of the Austrian Empire.
The Trump administration's new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world's electronic communications between continents.
The professor was incredulous.
There are enough seismometers around these days to detect and locate nearly all earthquakes on land, except the most minuscule ones.
The marine division of Rolls-Royce has introduced a situational awareness and intelligence system to reduce the risk of ferry collisions and night-time groundings.
IBM researchers have developed a system that translates offensive comments on social media into more polite language, while keeping the content intact.
Researchers have developed an ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tag-sensor configuration that senses spikes in glucose and wirelessly transmits that information.
Between last year and this year, the number of students taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles exam increased by about 50%.
Self-learning software can predict actions five minutes into the future by first learning typical sequences of events from video footage, and then predicting actions to follow in new situations.
Since China banned fireworks across more than 400 cities to reduce pollution, a new entertainment has emerged to fill the skies: drone swarms.
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European …
One of the most significant scientific developments of recent times has been the five separate observations of the elusive ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves.
The world's largest navy explores the use of additive manufacturing for spare parts, with an eye toward eventually building ships that way.