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Researchers say they have developed a "visible" neural network, and have used it to construct a virtual model of a functioning brewer's yeast cell.
Researchers have developed the first three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and silicon nanoparticles.
The nascent Computer Science for All movement aims to help U.S. K-12 schools prepare every student to thrive in a tech-driven future.
After its latest upgrade, a radio telescope in Westerbork, the Netherlands, generates 3.7 terabits of data per second, an enormous data-stream that must be processed in real time.
Researchers who want to predict the behavior of systems governed by quantum mechanics—an electron in an atom, say, or a photon of light traveling through space—typically turn to the Schrödinger equation.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the bureau must be prepared to confront a new set of emerging cyber threats.
Researchers have found computers may be better at forecasting demand for taxi and ride-sharing services.
Researchers at Chinese search giant Baidu say they have developed an artificial intelligence that can learn to precisely mimic a person's voice.
New computer models of chimpanzees are improving understanding of their walking dynamics.
Researchers in Israel have developed new imaging software that could help improve facial recognition systems and augmented reality apps on smartphones.
Machines are starting to learn tasks on their own. They are identifying faces, recognizing spoken words, reading medical scans and even carrying on their own conversations.
You can't see the bunny, but the picosecond laser certainly can.
The United States filled a crucial gap in its weather-forecasting arsenal when it launched its latest geostationary satellite on 1 March. The craft will enable meteorologists to track hurricanes, snow storms and other threats…
Chemists have tested a computer program's ability to plan complete syntheses without human intervention.
Sandia National Laboratories' High-Performance Conjugate Gradients benchmarking software program is gaining prominence as a tool for ranking supercomputer performance.
A new imaging technique produces rapid, precise measurements of quantum behavior in an atomic clock as visual art.
Today's stalwart encryption methods used to send data securely over the Internet are expected to be no match for the power of tomorrow's quantum computers.
There's a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It's powered by hundreds of thousands of real people.
I usually write in Google's online word processor Google Docs, even when noting the company's shortcomings.
Russian trolls used Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to inflame U.S. political debate over energy policy and climate change, a finding that underscores how the Russian campaign of social media manipulation went beyond the 2016…
University of Manchester researchers are developing jumping robot spiders and swarms of robotic bees.
Researchers say they have used machine learning to teach computers to read cardiac electrical signals and interpret electrocardiograms with greater accuracy.
Researchers are studying how to teach computers to define "normal" data, and then have them detect anomalies.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology researchers have developed a new fusion-based technology to support smart city projects.
The ESMT Berlin business school is using virtual reality to teach leadership in a digital world to executives from some of Germany’s biggest companies.
International students are being drawn to the Chinese technology field for opportunities to gain experience in advanced technology disciplines.
In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract us.
Making phones easier to unlock potentially weakens this key element of securing people's online identities.
Earth got a warning shot on January 25, 2016. On that day, Air Force engineers were scheduled to kill off a GPS satellite named SVN-23—the oldest in the navigation constellation.
Astronomers have for the first time spotted long-sought signals of light from the earliest stars ever to form in the Universe—around 180 million years after the Big Bang.