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Rapid progress is being made in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, as milestones are being passed in a wide range of areas.
They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.
A century after wormholes were first theorized, scientists have posited that passages through space-time can be traversed using a special quantum connection between two black holes.
Most software bugs won't kill you.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have used graphene transistors on plastic substrates to develop a flexible detector for terahertz frequencies.
Professional player Song Byung-gu won a recent "StarCraft" tournament in South Korea, beating four artificial intelligence programs in less than 30 minutes.
FeatureHub is a new collaboration tool designed to make feature identification more efficient and effective.
Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a low-cost, minimal-power smart access system that can authenticate users by sensing their finger vibrations.
Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) appear to be heading toward obsolescence.
On November 1, the US Navy issued its report on the collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain this summer.
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton …
An electoral 'arms race.'
Researchers are partnering with Oak Ridge, TN, to develop a sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate urban activity trends.
University of Michigan researchers are working with a two-legged robot bird they say could eventually be used in search-and-rescue missions.
When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two on a mast that popped up from the lander, and three on NASA's first rover, Sojourner.
If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.
The latest generation of RoboBee is an aerial-to-aquatic robot that is 1,000 times lighter than any previous model.
Researchers have demonstrated it is possible to identify someone by analyzing small sequences of words in emails.
Researchers studying how Zebra finches learn new songs have found the birds' strategy closely resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.
Perl, Delphi, and VBA top the list of the 10 programming languages that developers like the least, according to a new Stack Overflow report.
Researchers have researched "optical angular momentum" to overcome challenges with using "twisted" photons across open spaces and enable advanced wireless communications.
When Brandon Araki arrived at MIT in 2015 as a master's candidate in mechanical engineering, he brought along the picobug, a tiny robot that can fly, crawl, and grasp small objects.
Brain-computer interfaces hold the promise of fully featured replacements for body parts that don't work or are missing.
Amid growing outcry over controversial online videos, tech firms grapple with how best to police online advertising.
Block copolymers may help transistors shrink to tinier dimensions.