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The Southern Regional Education Board recently convened a group of U.S. state legislators and secondary and postsecondary education leaders to develop policies and actions that positively support computer science education.
Researchers at University College London in the U.K. discovered a Twitter botnet that could be comprised of more than 350,000 accounts.
Carla Brodley, dean of Northeastern University's College of Computer and Information Science, aims to reach an equal male/female balance in computer science enrollment by 2021.
University of Texas at Austin researchers are developing graphene-based health sensors that stick to a person's skin like a temporary tattoo and take measurements with the same precision as conventional medical equipment.
The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is exploring whether brain-inspired computer chips could give satellites, aircraft, and drones the ability to automatically identify vehicles.
A non-volatile memory technology based on carbon nanotubes could be more disruptive to enterprise storage, servers, and consumer electronics than flash memory when it is commercialized next year.
In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government's 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy…
Play began Jan. 11 for "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante," a competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh that pits a Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence called Libratus against four of the world's…
The march of automation will displace jobs more gradually than some alarming forecasts suggest.
After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with a thud on a dark floodplain covered in cobbles of water ice, in temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing.
An interview with science writer, entrepreneur, and National Public Radio’s “Math Guy,” Keith Devlin.
The Department of Defense has released video of a test of swarming drones conducted in the skies over the US Navy's test range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California.
Binghamton University researchers have developed a new computer model that could help Internet addicts realize their usage is a problem and reduce it.
Harvard University's Self-Organizing Systems Research group has developed a "large-scale robot collective" that can self-assemble into different shapes.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge project.
Purdue University researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of beta gallium oxide.
The McDonald's on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn/t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain's other locations across the country.
Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope…
The job market for machine learning and artificial intelligence-related positions is heating up.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is beginning its third semester using a virtual teaching assistant system in an online course about artificial intelligence.
Apache Tika could help with the effort to teach computers to recognize, index, and search all the different types of material that is available online.
A new mathematical solver enables the graphics cards found in gaming computers to solve computationally intensive mathematical problems.
Researchers at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have built a single-pixel camera that can capture images of objects even when they are not in direct view.
Satellites, aircraft, and growing numbers of drones—the U.S. Air Force has a lot of electronic eyes in the sky.
Unbeknownst to most earthlings, the moon is experiencing a crisis.
University of Texas at San Antonio researchers have examined overconfidence in detecting phishing emails, based on the theory that most people believe they are smarter than the criminals behind these schemes.
Missouri University of Science & Technology researchers are studying electronic components that can be elongated or twisted, which could soon be used to power a range of electronic devices.