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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new kind of robotic skin that incorporates active heating.
You're having dinner in a virtual reality game. The banquet scene in front of you looks so real that your mouth is watering.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia dismisses the idea that he has the power to interfere with Tuesday's election.
Hoping that your next paper will be the big one?
RAM (random access memory) is a component of every computer system, from tiny embedded controllers to enterprise servers.
Researchers from the Technical University of Madrid in Spain are developing the Forest Fire Detection Index to detect forest fires.
The time is ripe to encourage science, technology, engineering, and math interest in today's youth, according to scientists leading the SC16 international conference.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have designed eyeglasses with patterned frames that can obscure the identity of the wearer to facial-recognition algorithms.
Using three-dimensional technologies, law enforcement can digitally capture the data in a footprint left at the scene of a crime and subject it to detailed forensic analysis.
New software from researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute can aid physicians who must visually judge medical images to determine the course of cancer treatment.
Dystopian corporte surveillance threats today come at us from all directions. Companies offer "always-on" devices that listen for our voice commands, and marketers follow us around the web to create personalized user profiles…
The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads.
Online consumers use software to block ads; online advertisers can pay to be whitelisted by some ad-blocking software.
On Nov. 1, 2016, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed the impact site of Europe's Schiaparelli test lander, gaining the first color view of the site since…
Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.
A new study found women with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees in the 1970s—1990s did not have the same employment opportunities as men.
Researchers continue to work on developing digital assistant technology that will help run people's lives more smoothly.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab are working to develop autonomous quadcopters that can fly through windows without running into them.
University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device.
The conditions are vastly different, but the pasta is the same.
When America goes to the polls on Nov. 8, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials, it will likely experience the culmination of a new form of information war.
The ethics center is being established at a time of growing international concern about the impact of artificial intelligence technologies.
Chinese researchers have developed an "intelligent security robot" and deployed it in a Shenzhen airport.
The future of the Internet may lie in the hands of a new generation of computer-savvy children forming a hacker community disposed toward fortifying Web security.
George Mason University professor Vivian Motti proposes the concept of noninvasive, wearable technologies to improve healthcare, as well as education.
Google Brain researchers say they have developed artificial intelligence technology that can form encryptions and communicate securely.
Researchers have developed a method for training neural networks so they provide not only predictions and classifications, but also rationales for their decisions.
The European Union's VERE project aims to dissolve the boundary between the human body and a surrogate.
Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States.