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Machines could put more than half the world's population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence’s threat to the economy should not be understated…
Here's a love story at the smallest scales imaginable: particles of light.
Just over a billion years ago, many millions of galaxies from here, a pair of black holes collided.
Google's ability to look into the future of political contests just notched another win: New Hampshire.
Holger Schnadelbach has developed a crowdsourcing website to provide a categorized overview of building adaptations and their causes.
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) researchers say they have developed a pedestrian-detection system more accurate than conventional systems.
Autoscope is a new automated microscope equipped with artificial intelligence that is 90% accurate and specific at detecting malaria parasites.
In an interview, Google vice president and past ACM president Vint Cerf discusses the Internet's transformation over the years.
A recent study concluded local regulations to restrict encryption technology would have no effect, considering the technology's international nature.
Stanford University researchers have launched the Project on Law, Order, & Algorithms, a database of 100 million traffic stops from across the U.S.
University of California, Riverside researchers say they have developed a more computationally efficient way to process data from global positioning systems.
Depressed? Your inner Neandertal may be to blame.
One hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists have finally spotted these elusive ripples in space-time.
An estimated 63 percent of the encryption products available today are developed outside US borders, according to a new report that takes a firm stance against the kinds of mandated backdoors some federal officials have contended…
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they have created the first robotically-driven experimentation system to determine the effects of drugs on many proteins.
Michigan Technological University professor Yoke Khin Yap has developed a room-temperature approach to harnessing tunneling field-effect transistors.
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization will build a "historical, current, and future digital representation of everything" in the country.
Microsoft, working with Novartis and three multiple sclerosis clinics in Europe, has created a prototype intelligent-camera system to track the disease's progress.
Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore's law, the principle that has powered the information-technology revolution since the…
Using machine learning to wade through massive amounts of data.
Huddled in a coffee shop one drizzly Seattle morning six years ago, the astrobiologist Shawn Domagal-Goldman stared blankly at his laptop screen, paralyzed.
When historians come to write about technological innovation in the first half of this century, they are likely to pay special attention to a US Navy drone called the X-47B—otherwise known as the Salty Dog.
A recent study found the adoption of social robots into people's lives is complicated by humans' tendency to view human-like robots as a threat to their identity.
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed an algorithm that can trace botnets back to their perpetrators.
The Strabo software developed at the University of Southern California reads scanned maps and automatically identifies historical locations.
FaceDirector software from Disney Research and the University of Surrey can blend images from multiple takes, making it possible to edit emotions on actors' faces.
The Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms is a mini-robot that can mimic the cockroach's remarkable strength and agility.
Every potential virtuoso needs a mentor. It just so happens that this one is a computer.
Blind and partially sighted people often use tactile displays to interact with computers.
FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday that federal investigators have still been unable to access the contents of a cellphone belonging to one of the killers in the Dec. 2 shootings in San Bernardino, California, due to encryption…