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After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the …
Powerful technology will threaten all human jobs, could even spark a war, Tesla CEO says.
World-leading computer scientist professor Vicki Hanson has been awarded an honorary degree from Newcastle University.
Among the many reasons humans are bizarre among mammals (the dearth of body hair, the bipedalism, the fact that someone invented the turducken) is a sad shortcoming: You and I don't have sensory whiskers.
The computers in modern data centers—the engine rooms of the digital economy—are powered mainly by Intel chips.
Researchers at the University of Tehran have developed Surena Mini, a small robot with a 3D-printed body, articulated limbs, and a round head with two camera-eyes.
A video clip of a galloping horse, one of the first motion pictures ever made, is now also the first movie ever to be encoded in the DNA of a living cell, where it can be retrieved and manipulated indefinitely as the host divides…
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that viral tweets during the final two months of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign show Hillary Clinton was much more heavily criticized on social media than Donald Trump…
Google's People + AI Research (PAIR) project aims to develop and release tools designed to help make the inner workings of artificial intelligence systems more transparent.
Researchers at the University of Seville have developed a system to estimate the time that it takes to complete a walk in the countryside. A system algorithm uses length and gradient as the main variables when establishing how…
NASA runs a child-slave colony on Mars!
Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.
We've all heard about the promise of augmented reality coming to the iPhone. With iOS 11 due later this year, Apple is releasing ARKit–a software that allows developers to create richer augmented reality apps that utilize the…
Researchers are developing a framework for border surveillance that uses artificial intelligence to integrate data from different sources and respond in real time.
Jenga is a new system that reallocates a chip's memory cache access in real time to create "cache hierarchies" designed to the needs of particular programs.
Researchers have received a $7.55-million grant to find new ways to have artificial intelligence explain its decision-making process to human users.
Stanford University researchers found that in countries with little obesity, people mostly walked a similar amount per day.
Were it not for our Earth's magnetic field, the planet would be bombarded by charged particles from the sun.
If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state.
Measuring the "immeasurable" could curtail electoral gerrymandering.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, urged people to show support for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission rules that are likely to be repealed.
The car-size NASA rover on a Martian mountain, Curiosity, has begun its long-anticipated study of an iron-bearing ridge forming a distinctive layer on the mountain's slope.
Internet users have a variety of format options in which to store their movies, and biologists have now joined the party.
A rare Enigma machine used by Nazi Germany during World War II was sold at auction Tuesday for 45,000 euros ($51,500).
The president of Harvey Mudd University, Maria Klawe, has criticized the culture in some of Silicon Valley's tech companies.
University of Washington researchers have developed a system that can take audio clips from one speech and sync them with video clips from another.
Researchers have used a computer vision system to quantify the physical improvement or deterioration of neighborhoods in five U.S. cities.
Researchers have developed a computer capable of understanding body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time.
India's Gridlock Hackathon aims to find solutions to the congested roads that cost the economy billions of dollars.
A neural network trained on poetry has attempted to write its own lines; ts best efforts can convince people they are reading the words of a human poet.