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First, Zvonimir Dogic and his students took microtubules—threadlike proteins that make up part of the cell's internal 'cytoskeleton'—and mixed them with kinesins, motor proteins that travel along these threads like trains on…
For years, insurance companies have used estimates of your annual mileage to determine your car insurance rates.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, partway through the first up-close study ever conducted of extraterrestrial sand dunes, is providing dramatic views of a dune's steep face, where cascading sand has sculpted very different textures…
Drones may have a poor reputation as threats to privacy, but they offer a new dimension to dance.
A new app can screen for autism by reading children's facial expressions for emotional cues.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they are using machine learning to survey learning-related changes in synapse properties.
Significant virtual reality milestones are expected this year.
Today, the first Snowden disclosures in 2013 feel like a distant memory.
Peter Naur, a Danish computer scientist and 2005 recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, died January 3 after a brief illness.
The page view is a zombie.
Researchers in Canada have raised new concerns about the advantages of the bucket brigade model for algorithms using super-polynomial oracle queries.
A team of software developers helped solve the problem of distributing wages to healthcare workers fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.
Researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital have developed the Infant Cries Translator app, which can distinguish four separate crying sounds made by babies.
A researcher is convinced virtual reality experiences can change users' thinking and behavior.
Some scientists are urging human-machine collaboration via systems that integrate computer and human capabilities.
A universal translator remains an elusive goal more than 60 years after the creation of one was first undertaken.
Twenty years ago this month, RFC 1883 was published: Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification.
Is the Internet ephemeral by its nature, or can it be archived?
Advances in non-volatile memory are changing the face of computing and ushering in a new era of efficiencies.
Computer understanding of images has improved rapidly, but true visual intelligence is still a long way off.
Gene Amdahl, who formulated Amdahl's Law and worked with IBM and others on developments related to mainframe computing, died recently from complications of pneumonia.