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A group of researchers claim to have developed a method for bypassing biometric security on smartphones using photographs of fingerprints.
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells.
Justice Department says the two former employees accessed information about people who made posts critical of the Saudi royal family.
Researchers at Maimonides Medical Center found that medical drones carrying emergency supplies can reach 911 callers in New York City significantly faster than ambulances.
A new model can help autonomous vehicles determine when it is safe to proceed into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.
Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can experience collisions without being damaged.
Researchers used laser pointers and flashlights to effectively hijack digital assistants like Google Home, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri from hundreds of feet away.
A study by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement found inconsistent computer literacy rates across 12 countries.
The plan includes $2 million in state grants to help schools establish advanced, high-quality computer science programs.
"I've become convinced that AI and the surrounding disciplines are going to bring a change in human consciousness, like the Enlightenment."
Election interference and government surveillance on social media are hurting Internet freedoms.
Researchers have developed a teleoperation system that allows a two-legged robot to "borrow" a human operator's physical skills to move with greater agility.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to handle a steadily increasing number of patent applications, including an influx of AI-related filings.
Researchers in two U.S. Department of Defense units collaborated with a health IT company to develop a predictive algorithm that determines if a service member is falling ill up to 48 hours before any symptoms appear.
Cybersecurity majors are being trained to design hardware to be immune from software hacks.
Parents and students are grappling with the privacy implications of software increasingly used by U.S. schools, including apps that monitor students' movements—even to the bathroom.
Purdue University researchers have developed a monitoring system to identify the sound of rotor-forced response vibration, a common cause of premature blade malfunction in gas turbine engines.
Earlier this year, Russia passed a law that theoretically would allow the government to sequester the country's Internet from the rest of the world, as well as blocking any individual posts.
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a computer program that plans deliveries by getting drones to piggyback on public transport for a range boost.
Retailers and logistics operators are investing in collaborative robots (cobots) to accelerate warehouse operations in the holiday season.
Researchers have gained new insights on humans' ability to recognize faces, through the use of deep neural networks.
The creator of the world's most popular programming language goes into retirement.
The Harvey Prize will be awarded this year in two fields: to three scientists who led a breakthrough in genetic modification, and to a Columbia University professor for his contribution to computer science.
Scientists have developed a computational mouse model that simulates the spread of the misfolded alpha-synuclein protein found in Parkinson's and other diseases throughout the brain.
China has passed a cryptography statute, which will become law on Jan. 1, that regulates how government, businesses, and private citizens may use the technology.
Scientists used deep learning neural networks to help digital characters in video games move more realistically.
Researchers are using a three-dimensional process to compare old aerial photos with modern drone photography to track ice loss from Iceland’s largest glaciers.
Volkswagen will test a quantum navigation app in Portugal next week, with plans to eventually incorporate its capabilities into automobiles.
Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.
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