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Engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara say they have made a breakthrough in addressing the fundamental power challenge of electronics.
Driving around Beijing often feels unnervingly like a contact sport, with vehicles recklessly plunging through thick traffic, sneaking along the shoulder, or cutting through red lights—whether pedestrians are trying to cross…
For the last five years the effort to teach computers to think more like humans, to learn how to recognize speech and images on their own has been the goal of deep learning.
The non-profit Bootstrap program teaches students to understand algebraic functions by helping them program video games.
Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in two new studies in the journal Nature, thanks to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Malvertising is when hackers buy ad space on a legitimate website, and, as the name suggests, upload malicious advertisements designed to hack site visitor’s computers.
Chinese researchers from Nankai University have spent the last two years developing a mind-controlled car.
Indian researchers have used machine-learning techniques to generate text-based cricket commentary with an accuracy rate of 90 percent.
Roboticists and doctors deployment of innovations in computerized, robotic, and Internet-connected technologies to help aging adults stay independent longer.
A new system uses machine-learning algorithms to construct and animate three-dimensional models of celebrities based on large numbers of photographs.
Developers' perception of software bugs must shift from something that must be found and removed at all costs to an unavoidable fact of life.
An artificial intelligence engine that Google uses in many of its products, and that it made freely available last month, is now being used by others to perform some neat tricks, including translating English into Chinese, reading…
In a recent contest, three Artificial Intelligence programs played against a Russian player in StarCraft: Brood War.
Soldiers' Social Security numbers will no longer be part of their dog tags, the Army announced Tuesday.
China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.
When NASA's Juno mission arrives at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, new views of the giant planet's swirling clouds will be sent back to Earth, courtesy of its color camera, called JunoCam.
Brown University's YURT Ultimate Reality Theater creates images viewable with three-dimensional (3D) glasses.
University at Buffalo researchers are examining how weather-related tweets can improve computer models of driving during inclement weather.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a virtually perfect single layer of "white graphene" (hexagonal boron nitride).
President Barack Obama on Sunday called on Silicon Valley to help address the threat of militant groups using social media and electronic communications to plan and promote violence, setting up renewed debate over personal privacy…
The race to bring driverless cars to the masses is only just beginning, but already it is a fight for the ages.
The race to build a full-blown quantum computer is heating up.
Researchers are exploring a new generation of batteries that rely on software to define performance.
If you're hoping to engineer perfect babies, you're going to have to wait.
Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft has entered orbit around Venus, five years after its first attempt failed.
The new Fingerprint And Similarity Thresholding algorithm could transform how seismologists detect temblors not strong enough to register as earthquakes.
Sam Wilson, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, and supervisor Ravi Vaidyanathan are designing new ways for the human body to control prostheses.
Car crash simulations are being run on a supercomputer using a combination of actual vehicle, scene, and medical data by Wake Forest University researchers.
A recent study found nearly 9% of popular apps downloaded from Google Play interact with websites that could compromise users' security and privacy.
Although software designed to play standard board games can now dominate even the best human players, the ancient game of Go has proven a much trickier challenge.