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In case you didn't know, the transistors in your computer's processor, your smartphone's memory, and your car's autobrake system get old.
Researchers have developed a plug-in sensor package that tracks multiple phenomena in a room.
New software evaluates the strength of a password by trying to break it.
New software integrates crowdsourcing's flexibility and the benefits of on-demand specialists to form "flash organizations."
Researchers say a new deep-learning computer network is 100% accurate in identifying the presence of invasive forms of breast cancer in whole biopsy slides.
Researchers say they have developed a cervical cancer screening technique that could perform as well as, or better than, traditional screening methods at a greatly reduced cost.
Researchers have constructed optical and electrical bistable outputs from a single transistor.
Many of us have our special ways of dealing with our feelings and emotions.
Everyone likes a good space photo.
Even a decade ago, car manufacturing in China was still a fairly low-tech, labor-intensive endeavor.
Google chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf said modern artificial intelligence systems are only as smart as the people who interact with them.
The challenge of understanding drivers' behavior and the quirks of local traffic means the use of autonomous vehicles on public roads will be constrained for many years.
Researchers are developing a fish-like underwater vehicle equipped with biosensors to monitor water quality.
A new study points to anxieties about the potential for Wi-Fi-enabled Internet-connected toys to infringe on children's privacy.
C-LEARN is a system designed to let users teach robots skills that they can pass along to other robots.
Since the dawn of the space age NASA and other agencies have spent billions of dollars to reconnoiter Mars—assailing it with spacecraft flybys, photo-snapping orbiters and landers nose-diving onto its surface.
Turning to robots to improve agricultural yields.
Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large…
c-Air is a new, cost-effective mobile device designed to measure air quality.
In an attempt to bring functional quantum computers closer to reality, researchers are developing materials that can trap a single isolated electron.
Researchers have developed a computational model to project the spread of the seasonal flu in real time, using Twitter posts.
Researchers have conceived of a nanoscale refrigerator to maintain temperatures cold enough to keep qubits functioning in a quantum computer.
In February, astronomers announced the discovery of a nearby star with seven Earth-size planets, and at least some of the planets seemed to be in a zone that could provide cozy conditions for life.
The Cassini space probe is going to dive through Saturn's rings again on Wednesday, the third of a planned 22 orbits threading that planetary needle as the probe continues a ballistic death-drop inward.
Researchers have proposed algorithms that generate and store a very small piece of secret information within an Internet of Things device.
Researchers have discovered a phenomenon called the photodielectric effect, which they think could be applied to the development of laser-controlled touch displays.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has issued a challenge to programmers to boost the performance of its Pleiades supercomputer.
Researchers say they have developed an artificial intelligence system that has learned to ask questions of its own.
Deep Photo Style Transfer software can transpose the look of one photo onto another.
Eighteen teams participated in a competition to develop algorithms that can estimate how humans will perceive a particular odor from its molecular properties.