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R. Stanley Williams, a senior fellow at Hewlett Packard Labs, proposes no longer following Moore's Law in chipmaking, saying in a recent research paper that the end of Moore's Law "could be the best thing that has happened to…
Researchers are using crowdsourced Wi-Fi fingerprints from smartphones to build a highly accurate indoor global-positioning system.
Women earned just 21% of U.S. undergraduate engineering degrees and an even smaller share of computer science degrees, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Researchers have constructed a small supercomputer from four servers with four professionalized graphics cards.
Researchers are observing driver and pedestrian responses to "driverless" research vehicles on campus by wearing costumes resembling empty car seats.
Google chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf says technology has a poor record of accommodating people with disabilities, and he would like to see more progress made.
Virginia Polytechnic and State University professor Bert Huang is working to develop an automatic system for detecting cyberbullying.
Experts say the growing pervasiveness and maturity of machine learning makes it an increasingly attractive candidate for cybersecurity applications.
Researchers have partly developed a new approach for identifying subtle patterns to map out how ancient Latin and Greek texts relate to each other.
Cyber ratings firms help companies evaluate the risks of doing business.
Long before Google started working on cars that drive themselves and Amazon was creating home appliances that talk, a handful of researchers in Canada—backed by the Canadian government and universities—were laying the groundwork…
Consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world's energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren't powerful enough to provide all the power for most homes; investing in stocks often feels…
The progress made in training algorithms to recognize images via the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge has prompted its 2018 replacement with the more formidable task of teaching robots to perceive the world in…
Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence to compete against six professional Chinese poker players in a 36,000-hand exhibition match in China.
Researchers are developing a next-generation interface that will enable people to interact with mobile devices using gestures.
San Jose State University professor Margareta Ackerman has developed an artificial intelligence-based system designed to assist musicians in songwriting.
A study found that few users understand how their personal data are compiled and stored on the Internet.
DeepMind's Go-playing artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in May will play against top Chinese Go player Ke Jie in a three-game match in China.
Octopuses are aliens living on Earth.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first at-home genetic test that can help to determine a person's risk of developing certain diseases.
Researchers have discovered a rotational force inside magnetic vortices, which they say could make it easier to design ultrahigh-capacity disk drives.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee says he is appalled by the Trump administration's decision to dismantle net neutrality and let Internet service providers sell customers' browsing data to advertisers.
Chinese researchers have developed a flexible, remote-controlled robotic ray that can swim through water nearly twice as fast as previous robo-swimmers without being tethered.
The number of computer science majors has more than doubled since 2011, according to the Computing Research Association.
European researchers from several institutions have developed an artificial synapse on a chip that can learn autonomously.
Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.
No two stem cells are identical, even if they are genetic clones.
Researchers have developed tiny "black holes" on a silicon wafer that serve as a new type of photodetector.
Researchers have successfully tricked Google's Cloud Video Intelligence application programming interface into identifying a video about gorillas as one dealing with an unrelated topic.
Researchers have developed flexible, inkjet-printable memory cells they say could lead to mass-produced printable electronics. T