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Mathematicians say that they have solved a major, decades-old problem in geometry: how to reconstruct the inner structure of a mystery object 'X' from knowing only how fast waves travel between any two points on its boundar
Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system.
Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland's ice sheet is melting…
A new wave of consumer-centric connected fitness and health-related devices is changing healthcare.
The second annual Women in Data Science conference, held last week at Stanford University in California by the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, attracted a global audience.
Engineers have developed an inexpensive, ultra-low-power computer chip that can extend the battery life of sensors.
African-American technology workers receive an average $10,000 less annually than whites in New York and San Francisco, according to a survey from the Hired online job marketplace.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. are working on the Initiate project, which aims to set up an "Internet playground" to test new kinds of Internet infrastructure on a national scale.
Researchers will investigate how networked drones, smart wristbands, and body-mounted video cameras could enhance concert security.
In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end of the world.
In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.
Sixty-two percent of Americans get their news from social media, according to a 2016 poll by Pew Research Center.
The Earth's magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field, protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away.
Black holes are a problem for physics, and the physics community has never fully warmed to the idea of them.
Researchers in Japan have developed a terahertz transmitter that can transmit digital data at a rate exceeding 100 Gbps over a single channel using the 300-GHz band.
A team of researchers is addressing the challenge of computing optimal traffic light settings for city road intersections by applying traffic flow conservation laws on networks.
Researchers have investigated whether Internet trolls are innately sociopathic or combative individuals, or if situational factors can influence ordinary people to act like trolls.
A wearable device under development at the University of Michigan provides continuous authentication for voice assistants such as Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa.
Chinese companies are outpacing U.S. firms in the development of artificial intelligence technologies, according to reports from the U.S. government and others.
Mars scientists are wrestling with a problem.
Google Brain has devised some new software that can create detailed images from tiny, pixelated source images. Google's software, in short, basically means the "zoom in... now enhance!" TV trope is actually possible.
Developers at Carnegie Mellon University create an artificial intelligence that learns, wins.
Any insect unlucky enough to land on the mouth-like leaves of an Australian pitcher plant will meet a grisly end.
Interstellar travel, a timeworn staple of science fiction, can already be science fact if one has cash to spare
Syracuse University researchers have received a grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to build a distributed graphics processing unit-accelerated platform that can process large datasets.
Purdue University researchers have developed a system that uses a haptic device to let people interpret visual information using their hands.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research has commenced operations of the new Cheyenne supercomputer, one of the world's most powerful and energy-efficient systems.
A member of the Bletchley Park team breaking the German navy’s Enigma ciphers during the second World War.