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Researchers have created a computer defense system that senses possible malicious probes of a network and redirects the attack to a virtual network.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago have developed a new method for packing more transistors in less space.
Researchers at Disney Research say their new keyword-spotting system works better with the video game "Mole Madness" than commercial speech-recognition systems.
Pixelation has long been a familiar fig leaf to cover our visual media’s most private parts.
Inside a metal shed in the Tibetan highlands of western China, thousands of microprocessors flank narrow corridors, generating a constant hum and stifling waves of heat.
In the last couple of years, deep learning techniques have transformed the world of artificial intelligence.
A conversation with Chris Johnson, founding director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.
Several research groups are using the "Grand Theft Auto" video game to educate algorithms with potential application to self-driving vehicle navigation.
Computers that formulate arguments could lead to "research engines" to inform decision-making across a wide range of fields.
Researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany investigating fraud opportunities within fitness trackers have detected serious security vulnerabilities.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and chip manufacturer Qualcomm have are opening a new Thinkabit lab at the university's Northern Virginia campus.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can perceive fraudsters hiding behind a digital veneer of legitimacy.
State University of New York at Buffalo researchers say anyone with a smartphone could potentially steal intellectual property from a business' three-dimensional printer.
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When Apple CEO Tim Cook refused to help the FBI get into a mass murderer's iPhone last winter, he was hailed for his boldness in fighting the government on a matter of principle.
The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the "Murray Buttes" region of lower Mount Sharp.
Researchers have created a technique for virtually transmitting a fully-sized, three-dimensional image of a person that viewers can see from different angles.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology are designing an imaging system that can read closed books.
New algorithms created by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers enable robots to move within inches of each other, without colliding, to complete their task.
A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh has designed a model of a material capable of computational pattern recognition using an oscillating gel.
Researchers at Stanford University and Microsoft have conducted the first study of intransigent commenters in social networks.
New scenes from a frigid alien landscape are coming to light in recent radar images of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
When people say knowledge is power, they usually mean "money." Even the great scientist and innovator Galileo Galilei knew that.
Google has built a half-trillion-dollar business out of divining what people want based on a few words they type into a search field.
Government efforts to fight crime using surveillance and information technologies often yield poor results, says University of Colorado Denver professor Keith Guzik.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created carbon nanotube transistors that offer performance superior to their silicon counterparts.
Researchers at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley have developed software to replace humans in the most error-prone steps of cleaning big data.
An Iowa State University team says it has developed a new way to use inkjet printers to print multi-layer graphene circuits and electrodes.
For the next two years, NASA's latest robotic spacecraft will be chasing down an asteroid near Earth in the hopes of scooping up some of the most primordial bits of the solar system.
Today in the skies over New Mexico, Air Force students are practicing for the kill.