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A 3D bioprinter fabricated a beef steak aboard the International Space Station thanks to a collaboration of Aleph Farms and 3D Bioprinting Solutions.
Yoshua Bengio, co-recipient of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award, thinks artificial intelligence will not realize its full potential until it can learn more about cause and effect, which would make existing AI systems smarter and…
La Trobe University will swap out textbooks for augmented reality and virtual reality to teach anatomy as part of a 12-week pilot program.
Novartis and Microsoft have agreed to a five-year partnership to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop new drugs faster, and with greater precision.
Scientists at China's OPPO ZIWU Cyber Security Lab, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Singapore Management University identified eight flaws in Android's Voice-over-Internet-Protocol components.
Travel companies are using sophisticated technology to help understand what people like.
Underwater drones offer scientists a glimpse into the world's least-known frontier.
Sonic Pi is a coding language that may be used to construct melodies in real time at live coding shows.
A group called FreShip was named the winner of IBM’s Food Waste Developer Challenge, a hackathon that tasked U.S. developers to create food-waste-combatting solutions from open source technology.
Researchers have developed a comprehensive dataset of the global cybersecurity threat landscape from 2007 to 2017, to help cybersecurity specialists derive new insights on cybersecurity threats.
U.S. teenagers are forming hacking clubs and attempting to persuade their parents and teachers that hacking is not necessarily a malign vocation.
A new system helps networks of smart devices find their positions in environments where GPS usually fails.
Baylor University researchers have developed a free smartphone app that uses machine learning to flag eye disease from personal photos, as much as a year ahead of clinical diagnosis.
Driverless cars completed their first major street test in London this week.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities in aviation, in conjunction with the Pentagon and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The results of a new study suggest that people may be overconfident in their ability to identify email phishing scams.
France is set to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to provide its citizens secure digital identities.
Ransomware has crippled hospitals in Alabama and Australia, blocking admission for all but the most critical new patients.
National averages of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions vary greatly, for many reasons.
A report by researchers at Bard College's Center for the Study of the Drone estimated that 95 countries currently own unmanned military drones—up from 60 in 2010.
Microsoft, MasterCard, the Hewlett Foundation, and other organizations have jointly announced the launch of an institute to probe cyberattacks and help their victims.
A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada yielded a data science technique for analyzing how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics.
Two U.S. congressmen created an artificial intelligence-doctored political video to demonstrate the threat such disinformation presents.
Researchers in Germany have developed a new attack that can extract and steal data from encrypted Portable Document Format (PDF) files, sometimes without user interaction.
Amazon Web Services developed the DeepRacer League, a competition designed to teach a branch of artificial intelligence known as reinforcement learning.
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a system that represents a new, low-cost way to think about cryptocurrencies.
Recently discovered vulnerabilities in a nearly 20-year-old industry standard network protocol from Interpeak could potentially make millions of devices exploitable.
Some companies are considering the use of high-tech sensors to address self-driving cars' limited ability to safely maneuver in traffic and see clearly in all weather conditions.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration granted United Parcel Service permission to fly delivery drones under regulations similar to airline rules, with few restrictions.
Twenty-seven countries signed a joint cybersecurity pledge in a lead-up to the U.N. General Assembly's General Debate last week.