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Engineers have long attempted to develop flexible displays and devices. The technology is finally becoming a reality.
GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are the social-media starlet of AI algorithms. They are responsible for creating the first AI painting ever sold at an art auction and for superimposing celebrity faces on the bodies …
A few days before Christmas, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that devotes more than US $1.2 billion to a national effort dedicated to quantum information science over the next 10 years.
A growing number of hospitals and medical centers are embracing virtual reality technology to provide better, faster training for resident doctors and surgeons.
This week's CES 2019 highlighted "family tech" products tapping into parental anxiety.
Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and various startups increasingly are implementing machine learning algorithms that adapt to hackers' constantly evolving tactics.
A survey found U.S. students and teachers continue to experience unequal access to science, technology, engineering, and math classes and resources.
Autonomous vehicles that transport people get lots of media coverage, but autonomous delivery could transform all of retail long before self-driving cars actually hit the road.
Been Kim is developing a "translator for humans" so that we can understand when artificial intelligence breaks down.
A new report suggests that we expect big advances in software capabilities—and we're nervous.
Something strange is going on at the top of the world. Earth's north magnetic pole has been skittering away from Canada and towards Siberia, driven by liquid iron sloshing within the planet's core.
Prestige Financial Services is among a growing number of lenders using artificial intelligence to digest increasing volumes of data to determine creditworthiness.
German auto parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG launched its newest self-driving car computer at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
Researchers suggest educational institutions should establish an engineering discipline for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Researchers have produced a comprehensive analysis of Wyoming's big game migration patterns, using improved Global Positioning System technology.
Truly revolutionary political transformations are naturally of great interest to historians, and the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century is widely regarded as one of the most influential, serving as a model for building…
As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications and misleading posts made by agents of the Russian government …
NASA's new planet-hunting machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is racking up scores of alien worlds.
A global recruiting firm predicts 68% of information technology employers will increase full-time IT hiring this year, while 53% will increase their use of consultants.
A broad technology industry effort to expand apprenticeships in areas like cybersecurity and software engineering was unveiled this week at CES 2019.
A new artificial intelligence technology accurately identifies rare genetic disorders using a photo of a patient's face.
Microsoft and the Kroger supermarket chain are collaborating on online grocery shopping.
An international research team used supercomputers to run a three-dimensional computer model of a neutron star collision.
Not just a chip, IBM's latest entry is a complete quantum computing system.
A simple artificial intelligence problem puts researchers up against a logical paradox discovered by famed mathematician Kurt Gödel.
If our knowledge of galaxy structures was limited to the Milky Way, we'd get a lot of things wrong. The Milky Way, it turns out, is unusual.
New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as both investors and startup founders abandon deals amid scrutiny from…
B-Secur's HeartKey technology allows users to unlock and start their cars via the unique beating pattern of their heart.
A neural network learned to "hide" information about a source image within the images it generated via a nearly imperceptible, high-frequency signal.
The University of Colorado is relying on robots to help students maintain a presence in class, even when they cannot physically be there.