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Researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can map brain neural networks with close to human-level accuracy.
Law enforcement officials, technology companies and lawmakers have long tried to limit what they call the "radicalization" of young people over the internet.
"When I meet God, I'm going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he'll have an answer for the first."
The entire corpus of science fiction has trained humanity to fear the day when helpful household and industrial robots turn against it, in a Skynet-style uprising.
Researchers have developed a three-layer system for validating that components produced via additive manufacturing have not been compromised.
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted a study to understand patterns of how people behave differently on social media when they are ill.
Researchers at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have launched a new research program that aims to advance the ways computing systems can learn.
When night arrives on Mars, plunging temperatures can lead to weather much worse than researchers previously thought was possible on the Red Planet.
Backscattering could eventually harness sufficient energy to power small devices.
The day before a fully automated grocery store opened its doors in 1939, the inventor Clarence Saunders took out a full page advertisement in the Memphis Press-Scimitar warning "old duds" with "cobwebby brains" to keep away.…
Beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military personnel probing weaknesses in corporate, national and even personal…
Researchers at the University of Freiburg's excellence cluster BrainLinks-BrainTools in Germany are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research.
Researchers are investigating how computers can enhance medical decisions.
Researchers say they have developed the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin.
Although savvy Internet users might think they can easily identify a social media bot, there are tricks a "bot army master" can use to make the accounts seem more human-like.
Researchers warn some artificial intelligence programs are inheriting biases against certain dialects, which could lead to automatic discrimination as language-based AI systems proliferate.
Google Vizier is an artificial intelligence system that automatically tunes other artificial intelligence programs.
I'm in the cockpit of a Typhoon fighter jet. It's an overwhelming sea of buttons, twiddly knobs and square screens displaying various diagrams and measurements.
In the early spring of 1977, Larry Zottarelli, a 40-year-old computer engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, set out for Cape Canaveral, Fla., in his Toyota Corolla.
An open letter by leaders of leading robotics and artificial intelligence companies is released as the United Nations delays meeting to discuss the robot arms race.
Everyone likes the idea of a smart city. Traffic lights would automatically adjust to optimize traffic flow, you could find parking spaces without circling for hours, and enforcing speed limits wouldn't require a cop on every…
Life on Earth goes back at least two billion years, but it was only in the last half-billion that it would have been visible to the naked eye.
Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated the use of smart devices as surveillance tools to track a user's position, body movements, and activity.
More young women took an Advanced Placement computer science exam in 2016 than in 2007 through 2013 combined, mainly because of the College Board's new AP CS Principles course.
Researchers are working on the "Eclipse Megamovie" project, in which volunteers take photos of the solar eclipse's path across the U.S. and upload the images to the Megamovie website.
Researchers at Microsoft, Peking University, and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China have developed the Accurate Condition System, which automatically repairs defects in software systems.
Although some scientists expect a "quantum Internet" to exist in 13 years, its exact function remains vague due to the nascent stage of the technology.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NASA announced a year-long joint experiment in which a "Spaceborne Computer" will be set up at the International Space Station, with a goal of eventually sending a manned mission to Mars.
The 40th anniversary of the launch of two of NASA's most remarkable spacecraft is fast approaching.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a chip that uses light, not electrons, to crunch data.