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Researchers have developed a system called Fractal that enables up to 88-fold acceleration in a parallelism strategy known as speculative execution.
VNect is a new system for capturing human movements digitally in three dimensions in real time using a single video camera.
The European Union is underwriting the roBot for Autonomous unDerGround trenchless opERations, mapping, and navigation (BADGER) project.
Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle, they announced this week at a conference in Venice.
Loosely modeled after the brain, deep neural networks are spurring innovation across science.
The rise of robots has long been a topic for sci-fi best sellers and video games and, as of this week, a threat officially taken seriously by central bankers.
The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century.
Researchers at the University of Denver have demonstrated spin transport through a synthetic material that is amorphous, or non-ordered, both magnetically and structurally.
The University of California, Santa Cruz has launched a new data science research center that provides a platform for collaboration between industry and academia in the data science space.
Researchers suggest artificial intelligence could greatly benefit robotic exploratory spacecraft by giving them autonomy.
A recent study suggests brainwave-sensing electroencephalograph headsets need better security.
Self-driving cars. They're the future of transportation—and they're getting smarter all the time.
Travel restrictions appear to have had minimal impact on conference attendance so far.
The former head of DARPA, Arati Prabhakar, has a dream. It's a civilian utopian neuroscience dream that's kind of the inverse of the scenarios that the far-out research wing of the military normally develops.
The city of Bellevue, WA, is collaborating with Microsoft, the University of Washington, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers on the Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero project.
Researchers have modified a generative adversarial network to create an artificial intelligence program that produces images in unconventional styles.
Researchers have discovered a new topological material that may enable more stable and scalable quantum computing.
Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) are participating in a project to track asteroids so collisions with Earth can be predicted and averted.
Researchers have developed a prototype cellphone that functions without a battery, drawing power from the surrounding environment.
Researchers have found digital assistants could one day learn the algorithms humans have used for centuries to create and understand metaphorical language.
Single-cell biology is a hot topic these days. And at the cutting edge of the field is single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq).
A team of researchers found that the "left-to-right sliding window" method used by the libgcrypt library for carrying out the mathematics of cryptography leaks significantly more information about exponent bits than for right…
Researchers are tapping DNA to create a new and different type of storage media. The technology could prove revolutionary.
Jean E. Sammet, an American computer scientist who served as the first female president of ACM, passed away on May 21 at the age of 89.
Analog circuits consume less power per operation than CMOS technologies, and so should prove more efficient.
Flush with recent successes, and pushed by even newer technology, AI systems could get much smarter.