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Girls ages 10-18 from around the world are competing in the Technovation Challenge, a global effort to learn and apply technology to try to solve problems in their communities.
Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C.
The attack had the hallmarks of something researchers had dreaded for years: malicious software using artificial intelligence that could lead to a new digital arms race in which A.I.-driven defenses battled A.I.-driven offenses…
NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.
Researchers are trying to teach intelligent machines to explain, in human terms, how their minds work.
Researchers are using new data on ticks in the southeastern U.S. to build mathematical models of how the grasses, wildlife, and ticks respond to different conditions.
North Carolina State University researchers are developing smart solid-state transformers that could be used to make a stable, reliable smart grid.
A chat with former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov about his new book, machine intelligence, and human creativity.
Isaac Asimov's stories about the relationship between people and robots were only a few years old when the phrase "artificial intelligence" was used in a 1955 study proposal.
Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting the IBM Watson research center.
Need to send a message across interstellar space? Use the sun for a signal boost. A new proposal suggests that the sun's gravity could be used to amplify signals from an interstellar space probe, allowing video to be streamed…
California's 2017-2018 state budget includes funding for initiatives to broaden K-12 student access to computer science coursework and instruction.
A new computer chip integrates carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory cells.
A new deep-learning algorithm can generate melodies that imitate a given style of music.
Researchers are producing accurate models of people's behavior in cars, in order to shape that behavior to preserve safety.
Researchers say they have developed a method for detecting "copy-move forgery" in photographs that is more successful and faster than conventional methods.
The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace has established a research group to protect the public Internet's core and critical infrastructure.
A new artificial intelligence program automatically detects in real time when a subject in a video draws a gun.
There's nothing new about worrying that superintelligent machines may endanger humanity, but the idea has lately become hard to avoid.
Oi, AI—What do you think you're looking at? Understanding why machine learning algorithms can be tricked into seeing things that aren't there is becoming more important with the advent of things like driverless cars.
In a bygone analog era, lawmakers and corporate chiefs traveled great distances to swap secrets, to the smoke-filled back rooms of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, or the watering holes at the annual Allen & Company…
Researchers have developed a system called Fractal that enables up to 88-fold acceleration in a parallelism strategy known as speculative execution.
Researchers have introduced a novel representation of waves that improves computational efficiency by at least an order of magnitude.
Researchers at Stanford University have contributed to the creation of a digital visual archive charting Rome's evolution over the centuries.
VNect is a new system for capturing human movements digitally in three dimensions in real time using a single video camera.
The European Union is underwriting the roBot for Autonomous unDerGround trenchless opERations, mapping, and navigation (BADGER) project.
Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle, they announced this week at a conference in Venice.
Loosely modeled after the brain, deep neural networks are spurring innovation across science.
The rise of robots has long been a topic for sci-fi best sellers and video games and, as of this week, a threat officially taken seriously by central bankers.
The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century.