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After decades of silently shouting at the top of its lungs, the National Weather Service recently announced that it's going to stop publishing its forecasts and weather warnings in ALL CAPS.
Members of the online community Kaggle push the limits of what Big Data can do.
In its quest to maintain a United States military advantage, the Pentagon is aggressively turning to Silicon Valley’s hottest technology—artificial intelligence.
Pennsylvania State University researchers have found robots can keep their parts and still change their perceived gender.
Hyekyun Rhee, chair of nursing science at the University of Rochester's School of Nursing, has developed ways to help teens better manage their asthma.
A significant barrier to commercial use of drones remains drone traffic density, and Robert J. Hall at AT&T Labs believes the answer lies in an "Internet of drones."
Women with Ph.D.s in science and engineering fields earn 31 percent less than men one year after they graduate, according to a new study.
Researchers have demonstrated an origami robot that can unfold from a ingestible capsule and use external magnetic fields to navigate across the stomach wall.
Dwarf planets tend to be a mysterious bunch. With the exception of Ceres, which resides in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, all members of this class of minor planets in our solar system lurk in the depths beyond…
IBM's Watson supercomputer hardly needs any more resumé-padding. It’s already wonJeopardy, written a cookbook, and dabbled in revolutionizing healthcare.
Jeannette M. Wing Wednesday addressed the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on New Models for U.S. Science and Technology Policy,
One hundred and fifty years of mathematics will be proved wrong if a new computer program stops running. Thankfully, it's unlikely to happen, but the code behind it is testing the limits of the mathematical realm.
It's usually idle curiosity that drives me to Wikipedia.
Researchers from Bristol University's Bristol Interaction Group this week will present new research focusing on how people will interact with technology in the future.
ACM SIGACT and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science on Monday awarded the creators of Concurrent Separation Logic the 2016 Gödel Prize.
The HoloFlex is a flexible smartphone with a holographic lightfield display that can simultaneously project glasses-free three-dimensional images to multiple users.
The dearth of women in technology runs much deeper than a simple pipeline problem, writes venture capitalist Swati Mylavarapu.
ACM's Computer Science Teachers Association is crafting a cybersecurity certification program for computer science teachers.
The nature of artistic style is something of a mystery to most people.
Inexpensive three-dimensional printers are making prosthetic hands and arms more widely available.
NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets—the single largest finding of planets to date.
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney of Manhattan, visited Washington late last month to argue his case on a pressing issue: encryption.
Researchers have developed the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot surgeon, which they say can adjust to the subtle movement of soft tissue to execute precise suturing.
A research team at the University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory has developed crowdsourcing algorithms that are helping lift people out of poverty.
University of Michigan researchers report an unsupported bipedal robot can walk down steep slopes, through a thin layer of snow, and over uneven and unstable ground.
A treatment now pending approval in Europe will be the first commercial gene therapy to provide an outright cure for a deadly disease.
Stingrays, a secretive law enforcement surveillance tool, are one of the most controversial technologies in the government’s spy kit.
Can NASA's next big space telescope take a picture of an alien Earth-like planet orbiting another star?
Researchers have developed a mobile phone application that uses geographic data to map landscapes and help humanitarian rescue workers in disaster-struck regions.
A project at Carnegie Mellon University could enable artificial intelligences to learn in a more human way.