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Forensic hacking puts criminals behind bars.
In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.
Turbulence, the splintering of smooth streams of fluid into chaotic vortices, doesn't just make for bumpy plane rides. It also throws a wrench into the very mathematics used to describe atmospheres, oceans and plumbing.
Researchers have successfully stored and transmitted quantum bits using a diamond in which two carbon atoms had been replaced with one silicon atom.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General is using refined data analytics to combat medical fraud, waste, and abuse.
A new report has found the 4G wireless telecommunications protocol is susceptible to the same types of remote exploitation as 3G.
An artificially intelligent robot was launched to the International Space Station last week to assist with scientific experiments.
An international team has demonstrated that algorithms and hardware developed for quantum computation can be applied to quantum-enhanced sensing of magnetic fields.
Two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories are using supercomputers to simulate the impact of a large-magnitude earthquake with unprecedented precision.
The robot apocalypse is nigh. Boston Dynamics' robots are doing backflips and opening doors for their friends. Oh, and these 7-foot-long robot arms can lift 500 pounds each, which means they could theoretically crush, like, …
A new algorithm could dramatically slash the time it can take computers to recommend movies or route taxis.
In a video, a rodent reaches out and grabs a morsel of food, while small, colored dots highlight the positions of its knuckles.
Researchers in China have set a world record for entanglement of 18 quantum bits, keeping China ahead in the international competition to create a functioning quantum computer.
A personalized deep learning network is designed to help robots gauge the effect of autism therapy on children, using data that is unique to each patient.
U.K. researchers have created a virtual reality environment that allows biochemists studying a molecule to perform tasks nearly 10 times faster than on a screen-based simulation.
IBM's Watson artificial intelligence platform is analyzing players' emotions at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King's College Chapel or the turrets atop the Trinity Great Court.
The future of insect-sized remote-controlled aerial robots will be electromechanical, rather than cyborg.
Judea Pearl, recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award for 2011, built his career by challenging conventions in the field of artificial intelligence.
The goal is to provide a simple platform to Microsoft researchers and collaborators to share datasets and related research technologies and tools.
A new computational model enables more detailed comparative analysis of genome function across species.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems in Germany is collaborating with industry to develop autonomous truck technologies in logistics centers.
Georgia's Department of Education has announced $500,000 in grants to middle schools for implementing computer coding programs.
Debilitating hand pain is always bad news, but Harold Pimentel's was especially unwelcome.
Artificial Intelligence helps novices create new music.
There was a time when biochemists had a lot in common with sculptors.
NASA has to start protecting planets better. The international treaty governing space—there is one—and the laws and regulations that follow it date back to the Cold War.
A big-data analytics platform developed under the EU-funded Trustworthy Model-Aware Analytics Data Platform project should automatically manage all major challenges related to on-demand data preparation.
A recent study by Vanderbilt University and Ford Motor researchers showed that adaptive cruise control systems can stop "phantom traffic jams" by incrementally adjusting the speed of all cars.
A computer has taught itself to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle without human aid, according to University of California, Irvine researchers.