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Researchers at Fudan University in China have created a new gate design for transistors using two-dimensional materials
A new streamlined approach to developing antimicrobial peptide drugs uses a computer algorithm that mimics natural evolution.
China's rising investment in research and expansion of its higher education system mean that it is fast closing the gap with the United States in intellectual property and the struggle to be the No.1 global technology power, …
The open source movement changed how companies build software. Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo employees pitched in during the early days of the data-crunching software Hadoop.
A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service be blocked in Russia, heralding possible communication disruption for millions of users in the latest clash between global technology firms and Russian…
Emoji characters with adapted skin tones are mostly used in a positive manner and are rarely abused, according to a recent study of Twitter posts.
Researchers are studying how to use augmented reality to change drones into remote cameras that an untrained user can easily control.
Researchers used generative adversarial networks to produce fashion items including handbags, jumpers, and T-shirts.
Less than 10% of computer science students in the U.K. are female, and some schools have no female information and computing technology students at all.
Take a deep breath, put on your headphones and watch the video above. You're about to hear something truly astronomical: the sound of two black holes smashing together.
Solar cells convert light to electricity. Image sensors also convert light to electricity. If you could do them both at the same time in the same chip, you'd have the makings of a self-powered camera.
Using the bizarre rules of quantum physics, US government researchers have developed a new way to generate random numbers that play a key role in protecting sensitive information from prying eyes.
Researchers at NIST have created a new chip on which laser light interacts with a tiny cloud of atoms to act as a miniature toolkit for measuring important quantities such as length with quantum precision.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Pennsylvania have helped develop a new method for depicting computer-generated sand and mud.
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have used electrical stimulation and neural patterns to improve the storage of new information in the brain, which could lead to "brain prostheses" to improve human memory.
Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated more ways than previously established to infer demographic traits that people might be trying to hide online.
Can facial recognition systems tell twins apart?
Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life. Now, ESA's Mars Express is getting a fresh install, delivered across over 150 million km of space.
Scientists working on NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter shared a 3-D infrared movie depicting densely packed cyclones and anticyclones that permeate the planet's polar regions, and the first detailed view of a dynamo, or engine,…
In a development that could lead to washable, sensor-laden smart clothes and wearable electronics, researchers at the City University of Hong Kong have molded a rechargeable zinc-ion battery into an elastic yarn.
Chinese researchers have developed a new method for improving how computers "see" and "understand" real-world objects by training their vision systems in virtual reality.
Twenty-four countries in the European Union recently signed a declaration to collaborate on a "European approach" to artificial intelligence so they can compete with bigger U.S. and Chinese technology firms.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are increasingly relying on graphics-processing unit (GPU) technology to supercharge their work with complex system simulations.
Sixty-six percent of links to popular sites shared on Twitter stem from automated accounts, including legitimate accounts from organizations that schedule tweets through an automated service, according to Pew Research.
Researchers at Rice University, Texas Southern, the University of Michigan, and the University of Utah are developing the world's first fully programmable and observable wireless communications network in Salt Lake City.
You know by now that Internet of Things devices like your router are often vulnerable to attack, the industry-wide lack of investment in security leaving the door open to a host of abuses. Worse still, known weaknesses and flaws…
The call for an international legal framework governing cyberwarfare is gaining momentum.
Occupational therapist turned disability rights activist Alanna Raffel has spent her career thinking about accessibility. So for her 30th birthday last year, she turned her passion into action.
HopkinsPD uses smartphone sensors to reliably score symptom severity in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have won a Smart 50 Award for one of the 50 "most transformative smart projects each year."