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Researchers in Spain have developed Alicia, an application to assist elderly patients with administering their own medications at home.
European researchers have developed an open source, 3D-printed, humanoid robot.
A new study suggests the biases of elementary school teachers have a profound effect on whether or not girls pursue studies in math and science.
Memex is a search engine under development that is being designed to access the Dark Web to help law enforcement track illegal activity.
Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set.
Facebook and LinkedIn have launched a collaborative initiative to boost the shrinking numbers of women studying engineering and computer science.
A new search engine being developed by Darpa aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity.
Remember Watson, the computer that won "Jeopardy!" in 2011 and made us all worry about the impending obsolescence of the human race?
Years ago I had coffee with a friend who ran a startup.
After the Stuxnet digital weapon was discovered on machines in Iran in 2010, many security researchers warned that US adversaries would learn from this and other US attacks and develop similar techniques to target America and…
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passed a mission milestone of 40,000 orbits on Feb. 7, 2015, in its ninth year of returning information about the atmosphere, surface and subsurface of Mars, from equatorial to polar latitudes…
Two Washington state legislators have recently introduced a bill that would allow computer science class (e.g., programming) to effectively count as a foreign language requirement for the purposes of in-state college admissions…
Car manufacturers soon hope to upgrade vehicles' software over-the-air, which they say will enhance customer satisfaction, boost safety, and curb costs.
The Facebook page "the same photo of Toto Cutugno every day" has caught the attention of fans of the Italian singer, as well as researchers.
Stanford University researchers have developed Hapkit, a do-it-yourself kit that gives online learners hands-on experience by bringing haptics into virtual classrooms.
J. Craig Venter is in the life business.
Companies are training workers with autism spectrum disorders for software testing, quality assurance
Human attention isn't stable, ever, and it costs us: lives lost when drivers space out, billions of dollars wasted on inefficient work, and mental disorders that hijack focus.
In November 2012 a 28-year-old woman plunged 15 meters from a bedroom window to the pavement in New York City, a devastating fall that left her body broken but alive.
The bulk of the press release announcing a March 10 release for the PC port of Assassin's Creed Rogue is strictly boilerplate.
Trinity College Dublin researchers are studying Bitcoin in an effort to make the cryptocurrency more transparent and reduce the risk of fraud.
New York University researchers have developed an algorithm that can correctly identify colorful monkeys called guenons by their faces.
Society needs to change the way it presents and views information technology careers if more women are to be encouraged to join the industry.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University students and the U.S. Navy recently unveiled a fire-fighting humanoid robot.
Cars these days have more in common with smart phones than the Model-T. But a new reportfrom Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) warns that the increasing technical complexity of vehicles is leaving drivers' security and privacy at risk…
Researchers are developing a stress-eating smartphone app to help users better understand why they overeat.
IBM researcher David Buchanan says worries about artificial intelligence surpassing humans in more existential ways are overblown.
This summer, people will cruise through the streets of Greenwich, U.K., in electric shuttles with no one's hands on the steering wheel—or any steering wheel at all.
The second bite of a Martian mountain taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hints at long-ago effects of water that was more acidic than any evidenced in the rover's first taste of Mount Sharp, a layered rock record of ancient…
Stefan Thurner is a physicist, not a biologist. But not long ago, the Austrian national health insurance clearinghouse asked Thurner and his colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna to examine some data for them.