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Google and Facebook are pushing virtual-reality technology along two different lines.
The Linux operating system has come to dominate the online world, but critics increasingly warn of security weaknesses that should have been corrected long ago.
Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer says the volume of data Facebook serves to users' News Feeds is increasing about 50 percent annually.
Recent experiments sought to determine the scope of the uncanny valley--the point at which a lifelike robot stops attracting people and instead repels them.
To get his Ph.D., MIT grad student Andy Barry packed up a car with a drone and a catapult to launch it. Then he headed west.
John Miller reckons he can get into pretty much any safe.
Researchers have used machine learning to predict the 5 percent of U.S. Army soldiers who later committed a third of all violent crimes in the workplace during 2004-2009.
Delft Technical University, Tsinghua University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Texas at Austin are competing in the POWER8 University Challenge.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded University of Texas at Dallas researchers grants totaling more than $2 million to study wireless communications.
Clemson University researchers are studying ways to simplify collaboration and improve efficiency in big data analytics.
New systems can help you not only learn to understand a second language, but how to pronounce it correctly.
Simulating the behavior of clothing and other fabrics in animated films requires animators to make trade-offs between a realistic look and a reasonable amount of computing time.
As Pluto disappears into New Horizons' rear view mirror, the little space probe that could is veering towards its next target in the Kuiper belt.
In 2012, Emily Leproust was trying to raise money to start Twist Bioscience, a company that aimed to synthesize DNA more quickly and more cheaply than existing methods allowed.
In a recent conversation with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson asked about communication with alien civilizations, and how such messages might be encoded.
Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have conceived of composite materials that integrate sensing, actuation, computation, and communication.
Data scientist Nathan Yau created a map of the top breweries in the U.S., and then determined the most efficient route to use to visit them.
China has experienced a tremendous amount of urban growth in the last 30 years, yet many of the newly built residential areas remain vacant.
A new system automatically renders two-dimensional soccer game video footage as three-dimensional video.
Artificial intelligence researchers find the video game "Super Mario Bros." especially amenable to testing their work.
Sketch the structure of an organic molecule on a napkin and it may not be apparent that there are millions of possible ways that it could assemble as a 3D crystal.
In the mid-'90s, a computer program called Chinook beat the world's top player at the game of checkers.
One Chinese technology company receives crucial technical guidance from a former People's Liberation Army rear admiral. Another company developed the electronics on China's first atomic bomb.
Owners of three-dimensional printers will be able to fabricate plastic hair using a method developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.
A Stanford University Ph.D. student has trained a neural network to determine what constitutes a good selfie.
Researchers have proposed a new form of computing using circular nanomagnets to solve quadratic optimization problems far faster than a conventional computer.
A team of NASA and university scientists has developed a new way to use satellite measurements to track changes in Atlantic Ocean currents, which are a driving force in global climate.
Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice, and no place, save the Library of Congress, can match the collection at Harvard's Law School Library.
With Google Scholar, PubMed, and other free academic databases at their fingertips, scientists may feel they have plenty of resources to trawl through the ever-growing science literature.
A new study has found technology designed to encrypt and authenticate emails is ineffective.