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For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
A task force evaluated the feasibility of developing a functional quantum computer, emphasizing "the time and resources required, and how to assess the probability of success."
Computers can be tricked into misidentifying objects and sounds, raising issues about the real-world use of artificial intelligence; experts call such glitches "weird events."
Researchers are using drones to streamline the production of realistic animated figures.
Prominent computer scientists have formed a coalition to establish a pan-European laboratory concentrating on artificial intelligence.
A restaurant in San Francisco employs two robots to prepare gourmet burgers for diners.
Researchers have developed an app that helps the visually impaired navigate the stars and planets in the solar system.
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NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet.
Researchers have demonstrated a deep learning algorithm that could render captcha security and authentication redundant.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum data.
By the end of next month, Walmart will deploy floor-scrubbing robots in its stores.
Eighty-eight percent of surveyed K-12 teachers said computer science is critical for students' career success, while two in 10 said their students are not taught computer science.
ACM has named 56 members as 2018 ACM Fellows for achievements underpinning the technologies that define the digital age.
NASA can't yet put a scientist on Mars. But in its next rover mission to the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hoping to use artificial intelligence to at least put the equivalent of a talented research assistant…
A NASA scientist suggested that aliens may have already visited earth but evaded detection due to their appearances being vastly different from human expectations.
Captain America and Black Panther were about to defend Earth from the villain Thanos when Kevin Foley first noticed something was wrong.
Generative design is being employed to design seatbelt brackets in cars, motorbike chassis, cabin partitions in passenger aircraft, and other everyday industrial components.
Oral Roberts University has unveiled an $850,000 supercomputer, with the goal of bolstering the institution's science, technology, engineering, and math program.
University of California, Riverside researchers in October demonstrated side-channel graphics processing unit attacks using direct and cross-computational stacks.
A new Information Technology and Innovation Foundation report says U.S. adoption of automation is lagging behind that of other countries.
New tools aim to remove unconscious and other types of bias from algorithms.
Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.
Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA held its collective breath as seven astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour caught up with the Hubble Space Telescope 353 miles (568 kilometers) above Earth. Their mission: to fix a devastating…
Computer algorithm-based valuations could replace appraisers.
A new technique allows physical objects to be replicated for the augmented and virtual reality space using any digital camera with a flash.
The defunct Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria in the U.K. is a toxic environment that must be cleaned up by robots.
The Trump administration has announced a five-year strategic plan for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.