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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have received $100,000 from Facebook to continue research that will help make the Internet safer.
You might be at work, but that hardly means you are working.
A new Carnegie Mellon University study suggests law enforcement take-downs of online drug markets have largely failed to dent the traffic in drugs on the Dark Web.
Microsoft researchers Ashish Kapoor and Eric Horvitz are using machine learning to make more accurate weather predictions over a 24-hour period.
Researchers have used artificial intelligence and a digital pen to diagnose dementia earlier than ever before.
Programs that can confirm data and hold or use funds could help enable an insidious dimension of cryptocurrency's criminalization, according to newly released research.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can predict people's location based on the photos they upload to the Flickr file-sharing website.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, Aug. 17—the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission.
In an interview, Baidu engineer Awni Hannun discusses a new model for handling Mandarin voice queries that tests found is accurate 94 percent of the time.
As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster?
After more than four years and two giant law enforcement busts, the Dark Web's drug market is still just as robust as it was during the Silk Road's heyday.
Joel Walker, a test pilot for Aurora Flight Sciences, a maker of autonomous aircraft, flew his small, twin-engine plane through rain squalls here recently, and before it reached 5,000 feet, he pushed a red button on his joystick…
In A world of algorithms, there are still a few places where humans reign supreme.
Researchers at Japan's AIST and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed stretchable, tough electronics that could be incorporated into clothing, transforming wearable technology.
The New York Times' article recommendation algorithm has been overhauled, using Collaborative Topic Modeling as its inspiration.
University of Vienna researchers have demonstrated a new quantum computing technique in which operations occur without a well-defined order. Researchers say the breakthrough could provide quantum computers with a larger computational…
The IMDEA Networks Institute successfully achieved the eCOUSIN research project objective of designing an innovative network architecture that improves the efficiency of online social networks and the quality of the experience…
Researchers in Europe and the United States are developing a bevy of roboticized furniture they think will fill the gap between simpler domestic robots such as iRobot's Roomba and the humanoid Pepper servant launched by Softbank…
As the paternoster cabin in which he was slowly descending into the bowels of Stuttgart's town hall plunged into darkness, Dejan Tuco giggled infectiously.
I'm standing on the bow of what looks to be a sunken pirate ship.
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DARPA wants to improve the performance and reliability of vacuum electronic devices, critical components of defense and civilian systems that require high power, wide bandwidth, and high efficiency.
New research from Frank Philip Seth, a doctoral student at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland, proposes that human factors in the software development process determine software quality.
University College London researchers have developed a system that can sense people moving behind masonry walls 25 centimeters thick using only passive radiation.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been witnessing growing activity from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as the comet approaches perihelion (its closest point to the sun during its orbit).
Scientists at Rice University have created a solid-state memory technology based on tantalum oxide. Professor James Tour says the technology could be used to make crossbar memory arrays with much higher capacities than other…
Researchers are studying birds and insects in order to make drone flight second nature.
With its eight prehensile arms lined with suckers, camera-like eyes, elaborate repertoire of camouflage tricks and spooky intelligence, the octopus is like no other creature on Earth.
December 26, 2004: It is an idyllic morning at a beachside resort in Indonesia.
We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.