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Researchers have trained a neural network to reconstruct human acrobatics in YouTube video clips and manipulate a simulated humanoid to ape those movements.
A European rocket is ready to launch the most ambitious mission ever taken towards Mercury, Earth's once-neglected sibling in the Solar System.
Google is preparing a November release of its DeepMind unit's StreetLearn dataset for training machine learning models to navigate cities without a map.
Researchers used a supercomputer to predict the electrical and optical characteristics of semiconductors fashioned from layered hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.
Researchers studying the accuracy-efficiency tradeoffs of neural language models have proposed a simple technique to recover some perplexity using negligible memory.
Using artificial intelligence to process medical sensor data can have great impact on health-related costs and outcomes.
One month since increasing their commanding frequency, engineers have yet to hear from NASA's Opportunity rover.
It's time we come up with a strategy to defend our nation from potentially crippling cyberattacks that would put states at the forefront of the fight.
Allen was a philanthropist and also the owner of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, and had a stake in Seattle's Sounders soccer team.
Scientists from Caltech and the University of Quebec have developed the world's fastest camera, which is capable of capturing a record-breaking 10 trillion frames per second.
Writer Bruce Schneier is a fellow and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Apart from older Linux Kernel and Android patents, Microsoft's patent library includes upcoming technologies like LF Energy and HyperLedger.
Touchdown of the Hayabusa2 mothership has been postponed because of unexpectedly rough terrain.
Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair.
The military wants future super-soldiers to control robots with their thoughts.
Mechanics and electronics specialists collaborated to develop an adaptive auto that can be driven by quadriplegics.
A new tool uses artificial intelligence to determine if a specific application feature should be improved to drain less battery power from a mobile device.
The University of Texas' Chandrajit Bajaj is developing advanced imaging methods, including software that generates more dynamic images from neurons.
U.S. universities graduated only 36 new teachers prepared to teach computer science in 2016, and only 35% of U.S. high schools teach the subject.
Las Vegas hotels are experimenting with robots and other automation.
Several organizations last week jointly launched an academic contest to incorporate ethics into undergraduate computer science education.
A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA's 2018 Software of the Year Award.
When Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress last month about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault, a website called Right Wing News sprang into action on Facebook.
Genetic sleuthing techniques that led to the arrest of a suspect in the infamous Golden State Killer case this year are set to become vastly more powerful, suggest two papers published today.
What are the best two legs for running an obstacle course? One leg that crawls at the knee joint, and one massive leg dragged behind for stability like a kangaroo's tail, according to a recent simulation.
Although struggling with personal life, Conway made a breakthrough discovery that rewrote what engineers thought single-stream computer architecture might achieve.
Amazon discontinued an artificial intelligence recruiting tool its machine learning specialists developed to automate the hiring process because it was biased against women.
Most of the U.S. Department of Defense's newest weapons systems are plagued by security issues, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
In honor of Ada Lovelace Day 2018, Forbes issued its inaugural unranked list of Top Women in Technology.
Researchers used a convolutional neural network to reduce the amount of time the HyQ quadruped robot needs to plan its foot placement by several orders of magnitude.