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At its core, cyberwarfare refers the use of digital attacks by one country or nation to disrupt the computer systems of another with the aim of create significant damage, death or destruction.
Researchers have developed a method to improve the voice query understanding capabilities of home entertainment platforms.
Researchers have developed a prototype rollable touchscreen tablet with a 7.5-inch 2K flexible display wrapped around a three-dimensionally-printed cylinder.
A new defense system for unmanned aerial vehicles is composed of a swarm of the devices that self-assemble into a defensive configuration when an intruder is detected.
The September Tiobe Index ranks Python as the third most-popular programming language after Java and C.
Researchers are testing the capabilities of 5G network technologies to transmit information to and from vehicles while they are on the road, using a robotic car.
A new report advises all U.S. elections should use paper ballots by the 2020 presidential election.
The Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator is one of the most precise clocks ever invented—and it's not just keeping time, it's keeping Australia safe.
A planet-encircling dust storm on Mars, which was first detected May 30 and halted operations for the Opportunity rover, continues to abate.
Exploring new frontiers in augmented and virtual reality.
Researchers have created a set of tests to explore the progress of artificial intelligence in understanding the world.
Brown University researchers were able to hack a University of Washington robot connected to the Internet.
New mathematical models can help guide changes to the layout of poor urban neighborhoods to improve access to resources.
There comes a moment in every physicist's life when they think the unthinkable: I wish I were an engineer. I suspect this thought crossed the minds of the 14-odd physicists involved in creating a key demonstration of the scalability…
John L. Hennessy talks about the future that Silicon Valley is creating, the rise of employee activism and how Google should address censorship.
A new neural network model can analyze raw text and audio data from clinical interviews to detect speech patterns signaling depression.
Google and Harvard University researchers have trained a neural network to accurately predict the locations of future aftershocks.
Researchers at Samara Oblast University in Russia and the University of Missouri have created an algorithm that processes data 50% faster.
Several Silicon Valley startups are developing technology that can be applied to small helicopters and other passenger aircraft to allow for autonomous flight.
Researchers have demonstrated the reliability of a brain-computer interface that gives patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a means to communicate by thought.
Researchers in Singapore used two mobile robots operating concurrently to three-dimensionally-print a single piece of concrete structure.
While vacationing on the coast of Spain in 2012, the computer vision scientist Antonio Torralba noticed stray shadows on the wall of his hotel room that didn't seem to have been cast by anything.
Nvidia and MIT researchers collaborated on open source software that can convert simple animated line drawings into realistic fake videos in 2K resolution.
Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a method for coded caching that enhances delivery of popular video content online.
Researchers have discovered a computer version of synesthesia that can be used to identify data displayed on a monitor by listening to high-pitched tones the screen emits.
Cameras used to be their own devices with lenses and film and trips to the drug store to get the pictures developed. Then, they disappeared into phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles.
New data protection laws raise questions about whether certain jurisdictions are trying to thwart the ability of foreign governments to obtain data on their citizens.
Scientists are developing tiny medical machines that stretch the definition of the term "robot."
Exploiting the techniques of game theory to come up with the superior poker hand.