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ACM Fellow Kathy Yelick of the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the scientific applications fueling exascale computing.
Rubberized electronics and sensors that function normally when stretched up to half of their length could operate as artificial skin on robots.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have proposed a computer algorithm that could ease congressional districting and make the process fairer for constituents.
Researchers say they have taken a major step in building the practical components of a global quantum Internet.
For 13 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back captivating observations of Saturn, and its rings and moons, solving some mysteries but raising plenty of new questions. With the spacecraft's demise on Friday, the stream of …
Everyone knows that distracted driving is a problem, but it tends to fall in the "other people/not me" category of personal risk assessment among drivers.
Hinton suggested that, to get to where neural networks are able to become intelligent on their own, "I suspect that means getting rid of back-propagation."
You won't read about a smaller robot than this one any time soon. It consists of just a single strand of DNA, and moves by taking tiny 6-nanometre steps—around a hundred-millionth the size of a human step.
Thomas Reardon puts a terrycloth stretch band with microchips and electrodes woven into the fabric—a steampunk version of jewelry—on each of his forearms.
For some, the spread of artificial intelligence and robotics poses a threat to our privacy, our jobs – even our safety, as more and more tasks are handed over to silicon-based brains.
Researchers in Saudi Arabia say they have developed a flexible underwater wireless video system.
A security analysis of two wearable fitness trackers revealed a technique for intercepting messages transmitted between the trackers and cloud servers.
Researchers suggest controlling access to third-party libraries will help limit the undesired exposure of personal information by smartphone applications.
Researchers in Singapore have developed a computational tool for faster and more reliable screening and diagnosis of vascular and neurological conditions.
Recent experiments utilized a method that could enable quantum computers to perform calculations beyond the capabilities of today's most powerful supercomputers.
At 4:55 a.m. California time on 15 September, hundreds of scientists watched their life's work go up in flames.
The U.S. government on Wednesday moved to ban the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities.
Electronic eavesdropping is becoming ever more nefarious in the age of smartphones and digital devices.
Researchers say they have developed the first computer chip with nanoscale optical quantum memory.
Researchers have developed a programming tool enabling high-performance cryptographic code to be verifiably correct and secure.
A growing number of organizations are attempting to make thought-controlled sense, control, communication, and action a reality by developing brain-computer interfaces.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and collaborators have proposed a method for detecting credential spear-phishing attacks.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet's atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.
As an ice sheet melts, it leaves a unique signature behind. Complex geological processes distribute the meltwater in a distinct pattern, or 'fingerprint', that causes seas to rise unevenly around the world. Now, for the first…
A whiff of dystopian creepiness has long wafted in the air whenever facial recognition has come up. Books, movies and television shows have portrayed the technology as mainly a tool of surveillance and social control—aimed by…
Creating noodling piano tunes and endless configurations of cat drawings with AI may not sound like an obvious project for Google, but it makes a lot of sense to Douglas Eck.
The open source Julia programming language has been admitted into the "Petaflop Club."
A new memory technology can store photons in a rubidium atomic vapor and read them out again later without significantly altering their quantum mechanical properties.
P300 is a new brain-computer interface application that enables music to be composed by thought.
It is relatively easy for hackers to buy enough personal information to potentially rig online voter registration information in as many as 35 states and Washington, D.C.