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Researchers significantly enhanced the performance of an atomically thin semiconductor material by stretching it.
Researchers say having two artificial intelligence systems debate a particular goal could ensure that they behave reliably when executing complex functions.
Last July, 13 U.S. military commanders and technology executives met at the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outpost, two miles from Google headquarters.
Marrja Kruusmaa and her colleagues in Estonia have developed a way for underwater robots to better understand their environment.
NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.
Observing the world's oceans is increasingly a mission assigned to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)—marine robots that are designed to drift, drive, or glide through the ocean without any real-time input from human operators…
The Hennes robotic hand streamlines the mechanical design of other myoelectric prosthetics, using sensors that respond to the brain's electrical stimuli to the muscles.
Google's DeepMind unit has developed an algorithm that outperforms people in solving a virtual maze.
The College of William & Mary's Society of Women in Computing has been named to receive the ACM Outstanding Community Service Award.
The HyperTools open source software package leverages mathematical techniques to understand high-dimensional datasets via the underlying geometric structures they reflect.
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a mobile application that can identify and track primates in the wild from facial photos.
Researchers have developed a scavenger hunt that could help artificial intelligence programs develop common sense.
On Thursday, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee published more than 3,500 Facebook and Instagram ads linked to the Russian propaganda group Internet Research Agency, making it the largest trove of these ads the public…
The flaws can expose emails sent in the past and "pose an immediate threat."
Duke University professor Amanda Randles has been named the 2017 recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award.
A novel mathematical method to analyze lung scans could transform diagnosis and assessment of respiratory maladies.
Researchers have found that even one automated vehicle using connected cruise control on the road among human-driven cars increases safety and reduces energy use.
A new skin sensor allows interaction designers to produce skin-like, sensitive multi-touch sensors for any part of the body.
Two technology booms—some people might call them frenzies—are combining to turn a once-obscure type of microprocessor into a must-have but scarce commodity.
A new application of artificial intelligence could help researchers solve medical mysteries ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's.
Two women helping to lead the tech sector towards greater diversity and inclusion discuss the power of code to advance women from America to Afghanistan.
Solid-state thermal management offers a viable alternative to vapor-compression cooling systems for some applications.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created a device that looks like a normal sheet of paper, but is able to digitally transfer writing to a computer.
Researchers from the University of Washington, working with colleagues from four other institutions, encoded information using magnets only a few atomic layers in thickness.
Stanford University scientists have created a quantum version of Newton's cradle to study the emergence of quantum chaos and thermal equilibrium.
Researchers have discovered a way to use artificial intelligence to interpret electroencephalograms to determine the chances of a child having autism spectrum disorder.
Google's artificial-intelligence assistant sounds almost exactly like a human when it calls the salon to book a woman's hair appointment.
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the unclassified version of its investigation into Russian cyberattacks on digital U.S. voting systems ahead of the 2016 presidential election.