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"The idea that big data will enable more control of behavior may be a lot of hype."
The new artificial intelligence recommendation technique optimizes results to user preferences and also conforms to other constraints, like ethical and behavioral guidelines.
Scientists have produced a 3D image of a fruit fly's brain that's so detailed, researchers can trace connections between neurons across the entire organ.
Scientists have just packed 18 qubits—the most basic units of quantum computing—into just six weirdly connected photons.
When we met in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend.
Yale University's Yihong Wu is part of a wave of new faculty participating in a university-wide initiative to integrate data science and mathematical modeling research across campus.
A spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has developed software that rapidly calculates the most aerodynamic shape for a bicycle.
University of Washington professor Daniel Schwartz recently received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring,.
Researchers have demonstrated an effective global-positioning system spoofing hack against road navigation systems.
Studying why, and how, people interact online.
Researchers have embraced CRISPR gene-editing as a method for altering genomes, but some are cautioning that unwanted DNA changes may slip by undetected.
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to wrap up its groundbreaking 11-year mission, which has included two successful extended missions at Ceres, it will continue to explore -- collecting images and other data.
Kotlin is the second-most-popular coding language among software developers after Rust, according to a Stack Overflow survey.
Researchers have developed a prototype robot capable of expressing "emotions" by reshaping the texture of its outer surface.
Researchers have developed a technique that enables electrical contact to be established with simple molecules in a conventional silicon chip.
Many computer users incorrectly believe private browsing protects them against computer viruses, targeted ads, geolocation, and tracking by employers and governments.
ACM has completed a two-year process to update its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to address advances in computing technology and the growing pervasiveness of computing.
A coalition of technology industry leaders signed a global pledge to neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.
Facial recognition tech has been around for decades, but it has been progressing in leaps and bounds in recent years due to advances in computing vision and artificial intelligence (AI), tech experts say.
The lure of easy money leads to explosive growth in cryptojacking.
Scientists are using drone flights and automated image analysis to develop a new approach to counting animals in the wild.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are using machine learning to automate the process of developing and improving drugs.
A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology researcher is studying how Ireland's University of Limerick has attracted and retained female computer science students and faculty.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has done many great things in its decade-plus of service—but initially, it rolled 600 feet past one of the initiative's biggest discoveries: the Block Island meteorite.
Scientists and politicians in South Africa are together celebrating the official opening of a gigantic telescope that is already transforming astronomy research in the nation.
The familiar black-and-white X-ray could soon be replaced with detailed 3D color scans that show everything from fat and bone to metal and soft tissue.
They perch on poles and glare from streetlamps. Some hang barely visible in the ceiling of the subway, and others seem to stretch out on braced necks and peer into your eyes.
Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy last month promoted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education to 70 gifted students in South Africa.
University of Western Australia researchers have developed a three-dimensional facial recognition system.
The University of Zurich in Switzerland and Intel jointly developed a method to enable aerial drones to learn to avoid in-flight collisions.