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Researchers in Germany have developed a laser sensor with image processing algorithms to facilitate a robot vision system with an all-round field of view.
Scientists have used machine learning to determine why some children struggle at school.
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video.
Sending your thoughts directly into someone else's brain may seem like the stuff of science fiction. But this capability could be closer to reality than you think.
Estrin was cited for "designing open-source platforms that leverage mobile devices and data to address socio-technological challenges such as personal health management."
New research emerging from the final orbits of NASA's Cassini spacecraft represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the Saturn system—especially the mysterious, never-before-explored region between the planet and …
Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman on the relationship between cryptography and Internet privacy, and the impact the Turing Award has had on their lives, at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM are collaborating on a project to teach students Mandarin in virtual environments.
Arizona State University's team won the artificial intelligence commentator track of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology AI World Cup 2018 competition.
The population of female instructors in U.S. science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) public schools has grown significantly in the past 20 years.
A palm-sized bipedal robot can carry out a medical inspection of a patient when a doctor is unavailable.
Among some astronomers, there is a growing suspicion that our solar system's distant reaches conceal a large, ninth planet that we have not yet seen. New findings about a small ice world far beyond Pluto buttress this idea.
A third rover has touched down on the surface of asteroid Ryugu, marking a hat-trick of successful landings for the Japanese Hayabusa2 space mission.
Researchers are working to demonstrate how traffic lights can be programmed to improve automotive fuel economy and reduce emissions, while facilitating the flow of traffic.
A report by Code.org found many U.S. states are aggressively implementing policies in support of computer science education across K-12 curriculums.
University of Washington in Seattle researchers have developed a brain-to-brain network that transmits thoughts among members of a group.
Researchers have developed a software program that can analyze children's writing disabilities and their causes.
Researchers have found using virtual reality headsets while exercising reduced perception of pain and effort, while extending activity.
Researchers have found that the motion (and tails) of lizards could improve designs for robots.
Optical physicists Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics."
Today's artificial intelligence systems, including the artificial neural networks broadly inspired by the neurons and connections of the nervous system, perform wonderfully at tasks with known constraints.
It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face.
A robotic lettuce leaf peeling system is seen as a possible breakthrough in improving agricultural efficiency.
A new machine learning technique can drastically reduce false positives in fraud-detecting technology that incorrectly flag credit card sales as suspicious.
Researching ways to block facial recognition software.
New termite colonies are founded on windless evenings, at dusk, after the rain. Most termites have neither eyes nor wings, but every mature colony has a caste of translucent-winged seeing creatures called alates, which are nurtured…
Microsoft has debuted an official (but experimental) of Robot Operating System for Windows 10.
Score one for the human brain. In a new study, computer scientists found that artificial intelligence systems fail a vision test a child could accompli
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