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A new prototype kit exploits artificial intelligence to enable a disabled person to drive a motorized wheelchair using facial expressions.
Researchers in Japan have proposed a scale-free mechanism to guide an artificial bee colony algorithm's exploration process.
Some 100,000 years ago, when Neanderthals still occupied the caves of southern Europe, a star was born.
The Little Hoover Commission is calling for immediate action by California's governor and legislature on artificial intelligence.
NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft…
In one of those exercises that you think should be impossible or perhaps a punishment for some infraction, a team of astronomers has now measured the total amount of light that has ever been produced by all the stars in our universe…
The National Science Foundation is expanding its diversity program to other federal agencies, and creating new graduate internship opportunities.
The U.S. Commerce Department has called for input by Dec. 19 on which of 14 emerging technologies should face export controls.
Amazon Web Services is creating a managed network of ground stations to boost the efficiency of processing data from orbiting space satellites and moving it to the cloud.
A growing number of companies are using virtual reality to enable scientists to view, design, and manipulate molecular structures.
Are pizza delivery guys destined to be so 20th century?
The world's leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful than today's computers.
One day in March of 2000, six of Google's best engineers gathered in a makeshift war room.
Stephanie LaMassa did a double take. She was staring at two images on her computer screen, both of the same object—except they looked nothing alike.
A new technique for producing drug molecules uses downloadable blueprints to easily, reliably synthesize organic chemicals via a programmable computer.
A new technique method allows virtual reality users to move faraway objects and focus with an approach for remote object manipulation.
A new app for people who want to test themselves for human immunodeficiency virus can potentially reduce the disease's spread and connect those infected with timely treatment.
A new model can better predict social contagions that occur at political rallies than previous methods.
Researchers have developed software that automatically the monitors blood glucose levels of patients with Type 1 diabetes.
The CIMON artificial intelligence robot aboard the International Space Station can engage verbally with the station's crew.
Machine learning turns the spotlight on elusive viruses.
Why aren't better assistive technologies available for those communicating using ASL?
Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.