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Tornado survivors often compare the terrifying, deafening roars of a twister's furious winds to the sound of a freight train. But storms also emit sounds that are inaudible to human ears right before producing a tornado.
Mathematician and cryptologist Alan Turing was also a naturalist who used math to explain patterns in nature.
MapLite is a navigation system that helps autonomous vehicles drive on previously unencountered roadways.
Canada's loss of technology and innovation talent to the U.S. has surpassed levels previously identified as harmful to economic expansion.
Researchers in Singapore have developed cyborg flying beetles.
Columbia University researchers have demonstrated how an algorithm for filtering spam can parse hours of video footage to reveal the behaviors of Hydra.
Ken Shen was racing against the sun.
Physicists at the world's leading atom smasher are calling for help. In the next decade, they plan to produce up to 20 times more particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) than they do now, but current detector systems…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated in a Monday speech that Congress may ultimately have to wade into the debate about federal law enforcement agencies unlocking encrypted devices that are tied to ongoing investigations.…
The White House plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel, and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, algorithms, and the broader field of artificial…
Researchers have demonstrated custom semiconductor microparticles that can be manipulated into various configurations repeatedly while suspended in water.
Deep learning computers in Case Western Reserve University's diagnostic imaging laboratory routinely outperform humans in diagnosing heart failure and detecting cancer.
Research project could explain how memory, and the brain's biology, works.
From day one, Drive.ai has positioned itself as the driverless car company that thinks most about human-technology interactions.
At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, vowed that his company would "keep building" despite a swirl of questions around the way it has dealt with misinformation and the personal…
Wikipedia editors got locked in a dispute several months ago about the biographical summary boxes that sit atop some pages of the online encyclopedia. The tiff quickly turned heated.
Researchers have developed a process for producing an ultrathin layer of rhenium sandwiched between gold layers that can superconduct at temperatures higher than 6 degrees Kelvin.
Engineers from Texas A&M University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University used image-analysis software to gain new insights into nanoporous gold.
A new algorithm can calculate the longest straight-line path around the world on land or sea.
A recent pilot study at the University of Newcastle recently demonstrated that low-cost wearable devices could improve clinical trial efficiency.
ACM is recognizing an international team of researchers with the 2018 Software System Award for Project Jupyter.
Researchers have demonstrated that a humanoid social robot can deliver a positive motivational interview.
Manuela Veloso will build on the U.S. bank's existing work applying machine learning technology.
Researchers in China have developed a filter that removes salt from water up to three times as fast as conventional filters. The membrane has a unique nanostructure of tubular strands, inspired by the mathematical-biology work…
A coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants has doubled down on its criticism of encryption backdoors following a proposal that would give law enforcement access to locked and encrypted devices.
Researchers have created an intelligent dressing system that integrates automated tracking and recognition with guided assistance.
A low-cost, lightweight hardware system can help soldiers learn more than 13 times faster than conventional methods.
College and university students recently participated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's third annual Swarmathon, a robotic programming competition.