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The outlook remains bleak for gender and minority representation in Silicon Valley, according to the "Elephant in the Valley" survey.
Virtual currency could become more viable thanks to a new Bitcoin-like system developed by University College London researchers.
The European Union's BIOMACHINELEARNING project has created a neuromorphic network for odor recognition.
In his keynote address at the 2016 South By Southwest conference, President Barack Obama responded directly to a question about cybersecurity in light of the ongoing Apple v. FBI casewith answers that favored the American government's…
When Daniel Rigmaiden was a little boy, his grandfather, a veteran of World War II and Korea, used to drive him along the roads of Monterey, California, playing him tapes of Ronald Reagan speeches.
The engineers huddled around a telemetry screen, and the mood was tense. They were watching streams of data from a crippled spacecraft more than 50 million miles away—so far that even at the speed of light, it took nearly nine…
A recent study found older adults who recalled more robots in films had lower anxiety toward robots than seniors who remembered fewer robot portrayals.
A new $100-million project will reverse-engineer a section of the brain in order to improve machine-learning and artificial-intelligence algorithms.
A new app identifies food poisoning-related tweets and connects them to restaurants using geotagging, in order to identify likely hotspots of food poisoning..
Michigan State University researchers used off-the-shelf inkjet printers to demonstrate how fingerprint readers on popular smartphones can be spoofed into unlocking.
Ahmad Hassanat from Mu'tah University in Jordan and colleagues have developed a way to distinguish people from the unique way they make the "V for victory" sign.
The Obama administration argued on Thursday that "no single corporation"—even one as successful as Apple—should be allowed to flout the rule of law by refusing to help the F.B.I.unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino…
Johnson’s innovations helped lay the foundation for algorithms used to address optimization problems.
Timothy Doran's 11-year-old daughter is allergic to eggs. And like about 2% of children worldwide who share the condition, she is unable to receive many routine vaccinations because they are produced using chicken eggs.
There are few things more frustrating than a slow-loading Web page.
Sports scientists now can gather vast amounts of data on players and the action while games are in progress, but they still struggle to process the data in meaningful ways.
A survey of developers found nearly a third identify the most worrisome part of their careers as the potential to be replaced by artificial intelligence.
An international team has demonstrated the security protocol TLS and encrypted data transfer can be compromised in one-third of all servers.
Facebook is using data from children's books to train its artificial intelligence system, and one of the system's focal points is understanding natural language.
Three decades ago, the U.S. government launched the Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor to sequence and map all the genes of the human species.
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled…
Most participants agreed the growing sophistication of security threats demands a shift from preventing attacks to detecting them as quickly as possible.
You're buying a pair of jeans. At the register, instead of reaching for your wallet or phone, you pull back your hair.
Researchers say they have developed a Web-based machine-language platform that solves crosswords better than existing commercial products.
Underlying the debate over Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is the idea that cellphones hold the most intimate details of our daily lives.
A computer-vision method has enabled an international team of researchers to quickly classify leaves and generate vast quantities of new botanical data.
University of Ottawa professor Diana Inkpen will receive $464,100 in funding to research "social Web mining and sentiment analysis for mental illness detection."
The traces people leave as they pass Wi-Fi access points could provide key insights into the comings and goings of pedestrians.
University of Vienna researchers have developed an algorithm that helps design experiments in quantum optics.
It's "precrime" meets "thoughtcrime."