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Singapore Management University professor Pradeep Varakantham dynamically and continuously matches supply with demand to tackle complex urban challenges.
Identity cloaking tools, developed to protect the privacy of Internet users, are being used to skirt cybersecurity and international law.
Award-winning animator and filmmaker Chris Landreth serves as distinguished research artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto's computer science department.
Brigham Young University researchers have developed an algorithm that is more sensitive to detecting specific types of variations in DNA sequences.
People love free stuff. That's the principle that helps explain the complicated series of privacy-related calculations that modern life increasingly requires.
Cook expanded on Turing's concept of computability ... to include efficiency, so we can ascertain which problems are worth trying to solve and which not.
A versatile technique for editing genomes has been called the biggest biotechnology advancesince the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is set to determine who will reap the rewards…
President Obama used his final State of the Union address Tuesday night to reflect on his legacy. But he also put forth some specific proposals for his remaining year in office. And the very first one was "helping students learn…
Features on dwarf planet Ceres that piqued the interest of scientists throughout 2015 stand out in exquisite detail in the latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which recently reached its lowest-ever altitude at Ceres.
University of Washington computer scientists and engineers plan to develop, test, and deploy technologies to make financial applications more available to the poor.
University of Bristol researchers conducted a brain-imaging study showing technological game-playing can involve brain activity that supports learning.
University of Michigan researchers have developed an inexpensive, full-page braille tablet.
Some U.S. agencies and higher education institutions that lost much-needed federal grants to sequestration may still be left wanting.
Google says its fleet of automated vehicles, currently undergoing testing, have had 13 near-misses in which a driver had to intervene to prevent a collision.
An inexpensive, full-page braille tablet could make topics like science and math more easily accessible to the blind, according to a team of researchers who have built a prototype device.
The open source Dronecode effort, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project launched in October 2014, has grown from only a handful of members to 51.
Hacks that cause physical destruction are so rare they can be counted on one hand.
Every time a new year rolls in, lots of people make predictions. Most will either be obvious (Apple will put out some new products) or wrong (still waiting for Apple to buy Tesla).
Farewell, Philae. The space lander that touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (and in our hearts) in November 2014 has not responded to a last-ditch attempt to wake it, and it now looks almost certain that the lander…
Harvard University's Office of Technology Development helped researchers launch a machine-learning startup that wound up being acquired by Twitter.
Researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the OAuth 2.0 authentication protocol that could enable hackers to subvert single sign-on systems.
A startup aims to help organizations that use cloud computing improve their customers' user experience.
Faster than signature scanners, detectors spot anomalies before malware can be identified.
With 2015 now behind us, what truly stands out?
While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect's potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report…
As autonomous driving technology advances, perhaps the most notable benefit is the promise of a striking reduction in accidents.
National University of Singapore researchers have developed the EsoGlove, a rehabilitation device equipped with sensors to detect muscle signals.
Researchers report training a machine-learning algorithm to recognize and generate humorous scenes.
Swarms of inexpensive, expendable U.S. Navy robots will leave the laboratory this summer to be tested in the field.
The European Union-funded PRESIOUS project is developing software tools intended to facilitate the work of archaeologists via computer simulations.