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A team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has developed a topological photonic chip to process quantum information, a breakthrough that could serve as a more robust option for scalable quantum computers.
More than half of all workplace tasks will be completed by machines by 2025, according to a World Economic Forum report.
Last Monday, we covered the new, updated, and way way better guidelines for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.
In our universe there is a big problem with gravity.
After three bitter years and tens of millions of dollars in legal fees, the epic battle over who owns one of the most common methods for editing the DNA in any living thing is finally drawing to a close.
The CSforAll initiative introduced an accessibility pledge to encourage companies and schools to eliminate some of the obstacles to computer science that disabled people face.
Researchers have developed a new standardized workflow for sustainable marine image analysis.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor has created a box that, when placed in a user's home, can track his/her physiological signals, even through walls.
Show us how you type, and artificial intelligence may be able to identify your brain disorder.
Upload your latest holiday photos to Facebook, and there's a chance they'll end up stored in Prineville, Oregon, a small town where the firm has built three giant data centres and is planning two more.
Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then she pushes a button on her wrist, and a small speaker relays the message drawn in …
Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It's been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the "ordinary" matter in the cosmos—stars and planets and gas, anything made out…
Researchers have recorded environmental data using a wireless photonic sensor resonator with a whispering-gallery-mode architecture.
A new computer system creates string art, an artistic technique in which hooks distributed on a frame are connected by strings back and forth until they form a perceptible image.
Researchers have found that Internet service providers are "giving a fixed amount of bandwidth...to video traffic, but they don't impose these limits on other network traffic."
Researchers have proposed protecting important documents by generating so many believable fakes that attackers must either exfiltrate them all or attempt to find the real one.
New machine learning techniques can significantly improve data analysis for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator.
New technology can alter dance videos to make amateur dance moves seem more advanced.
As with all major technologies in their early phases, deep learning must overcome a number of serious challenges.
Legislation now goes to a three-way negotiation within the EU.
At a certain point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics. A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method of automatically transforming the content of one video into the style of another.
Students from two historically black institutions spent two weeks this summer learning digital skills from U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory scientists.
A study found 31% of developer time is wasted on routine maintenance work, draining $300 billion each year from global GDP.
Researchers used machine learning to discover 72 fast radio bursts from a mysterious source about 3 billion light years from Earth.
Researchers have built a robotic gripper that can turn friction on and off to facilitate manipulating objects with one hand.
Flying insects like bees, dragonflies, and fruit flies can perform impressive aerodynamic feats, particularly when seeking to evade predators or the swatting motion of a human hand.
Until now, the neuroscience programs at DARPA, the mad science wing of the Department of Defense, have focused on technologies for warfighters who have returned home with disabilities of the body or brain.
Deepfakes are a deep concern for Congress.
Researchers are using two main approaches to replacing black-box machine learning models with prediction methods that are more transparent.