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Researchers have developed a physics-based, real-time method for controlling animated characters that can learn basketball dribbling skills from experience.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers have developed a virtual reality system to add realism to virtual surgical training.
Fax machines still in use by millions of organizations worldwide could be exploited by hackers to launch cyberattacks.
According to the August 2018 TIOBE Index, Python for the first time is closing in on the top three programming languages — Java, C, and C++.
Researchers at the Technical University of Cartagena in Spain deployed five autonomous underwater vehicles to locate and track oil spills below the surface of the ocean.
IBM's Watson system is falling short of some expectations for its outcomes in the fight against cancer, with many users citing inaccuracy, susceptibility to error, and the evolution of cancer therapies.
A team of researchers has found a Spectre-like vulnerability that specifically undermines the most secure element of recent Intel chips.
When the cybersecurity industry warns about the nightmare of hackers causing blackouts, the scenario they describe typically entails an elite team of hackers breaking into the inner sanctum of a power utility to start flipping…
When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch—or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.
Researchers have confirmed that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store location data, even if the user selects a setting that purports to prevent tracking.
Researchers have embedded high-speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices within fibers woven into soft, washable fabrics, and converted them into communication systems.
Researchers used big data analytics to detect spatio-temporal events around London, testing the potential of the technology to harness live information.
The U.S. is getting serious about filling the skies with unmanned aircraft.
Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than $200,000, records show.
Some bathrooms have signs urging people to wash their hands. But at the Democratic National Committee, reminders hanging in the men's and women's restrooms address a different kind of hygiene.
Fusion is a robotic project to explore how people may be able to work together to control, or augment, a person's body.
Voice interfaces that repeat or prompt users to communicate could be more useful to children than currently available technologies.
Harvard University's Stratos Idreos is using what he calls a periodic table of data structures to map those structures and their characteristics and to probe their many combinations.
Researchers say they have determined a way to exploit a microchip security flaw in Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones.
May's AI for Social Good Lab initiative provided 30 undergraduate women from across Canada the opportunity to use artificial intelligence to address a social issue of their choice.
Researchers have used graphene nanoribbons to corral electrons for potential quantum computing applications.
At this point, it seems like every so-called consumer smart device—from routers and baby monitors to connected thermostats and garage door openers—has been shown to have vulnerabilities.
For the first time, scientists have wielded CRISPR to track a mammal's development from a single egg into an embryo with millions of cells.
ACM has established a new biennial award for a surprising or disruptive breakthrough in computing concepts or technologies.
U.S. Defense researchers say they have created the first forensic tools for catching fake videos, known as "deepfakes," created with artificial intelligence.
Researchers are working to acknowledge and understand the "double-bind" for women of color in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
Researchers say they have created a wireless smart wristband that will enable a new era of personal health and environmental monitoring devices.
Ford plans to offer exoskeleton technology to its factory employees worldwide.
I'm not what you'd call a coordinated man, so basketball horrifies me. All the dribbling, all the shooting—all while running and dodging people trying to smack the ball out of your hands.
Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives?