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A growing number of aspiring candidates for U.S. congressional offices have a background in science.
Philip K. Dick was living a few miles north of San Francisco when he wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which envisioned a world where artificially intelligent androids are indistinguishable from humans.
Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm—the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region.
Google and Facebook researchers are working together to make Facebook's open source PyTorch framework interoperate with Google's custom machine learning chips.
Researchers have found homeowners will significantly alter their behavior to improve the air quality in their homes if presented with visualizations of how it changes.
Researchers have created a new language for programming deterministic chemical kinetics in performing computations.
Scientists have developed an algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where global positioning systems are unavailable.
When John Campanella's friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call.
Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation.
The first step in solving any problem is admitting there is one. But a new report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that the Department of Defense remains in denial about cybersecurity threats to its weapons …
Apps and connectivity have improved bicycles for serious and casual riders.
Researchers released a new tool Wednesday to track how many stories posted on social media are coming from sources known to publish disinformation.
Google researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that generates incredibly realistic fake images.
Researchers in Australia are using drones with heat-seeking sensors to tally Brisbane's koala population in spite of concealing foliage.
A European Union-funded research project has developed software that can analyze the sounds of industrial machinery to determine if they require maintenance.
A new study calls online ballots a key weakness in the securing of U.S. election systems, and estimates at least 100,000 Americans cast online ballots in the 2016 Presidential election.
An international team of researchers has developed a model that can predict with 80% accuracy whether a new business will fail within six months.
Researchers have developed an x-ray tomography technique to reveal hidden text inside damaged and unreadable scrolls.
For years, the Kremlin's increasingly aggressive hackers have reached across the globe to hit targets with everything from simple phishing schemes to worms built from leaked NSA zero day vulnerabilities.
A year ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood before the 19th Communist Party Congress and laid out his ambitious plan for China to become a world leader by 2025 in advanced technologies such as robotics, biotechnology and artificial…
Researchers in Germany used computer models and machine learning to demonstrate how the design of photonic nanostructures can be selectively optimized.
Researchers have developed a technology for synchronized, robotic three-dimensional printing of concrete.
Artificial intelligence video system sends smartphone messages based on how you move.
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week commanded the agency's Curiosity rover to switch to its second computer.
Over the past several years, some materials have proved to be a playground for physicists.
MobiLimb is a realistic-looking mechanical finger that plugs into the USB port of a mobile device as an additional way to interact with a smartphone or tablet.
Researchers have developed a semiautomated system that could have identified in seconds malicious chips reportedly inserted into computer systems by the Chinese government.
Researchers in Canada are concerned about government initiatives to replace human decision-making with artificial intelligence regarding immigrants' human rights.
A new mobile application accesses a smartphone's sensors to determine if the phone's owner has been in an auto accident, and can alert 911 emergency services if needed.