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The assumption that physically interfacing the human brain with machines will give humanity a competitive edge over increasingly advanced robots is dubious, because of various factors.
Researchers who built their own model of the dark net ran simulations to see how the model would react to three failure scenarios.
Researchers have shown it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that "grows as it computes."
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have developed an algorithm that can create code to solve simple math problems.
Researchers at TU Wien in Austria have developed a computational method that can determine the shape a metal object must be in order to generate a specific sound.
By making DNA endlessly change, researchers have shown how a biological computer might one day solve problems much faster than conventional computers or even quantum computers.
The telescope offers one of the most seductive suggestions a technological object can carry: the idea that humans might pick up a thing, peer into it, and finally solve the riddle of the heavens as a result.
Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines.
Researchers have devised a way to program a team of off-the-shelf, low-powered drones to map an oil spill in a matter of minutes.
New computational software can detect the presence of an epigenetic add-on associated with cancer and other health conditions.
Microsoft engineers have proposed underwater server farms to help cloud providers deal with data center expansion in an environmentally friendly manner.
University of Michigan researchers are programming and testing a bipedal robot with the mobility of a large bird.
Taking the first steps toward building a long-range network that can connect super-fast quantum computers, or provide absolutely secure, tamper-free communication.
Who was the first black president of America?
On Mars, wind rules. Wind has been shaping the Red Planet's landscapes for billions of years and continues to do so today.
For doctors trying to treat people who have symptoms that have no clear cause, gene-sequencing technologies might help in pointing them to a diagnosis. But the vast amount of data generated can make it hard to get to the answer…
The U.K. government has launched its Digital Strategy, which includes significant funding for artificial intelligence research so the technology will play a larger economic role.
President Trump on Tuesday signed into law two bills aimed at encouraging women and girls to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
Researchers in Germany are employing contact-free digitization techniques to produce three-dimensional models of archeological artifacts.
A new study followed players of the computer games "Halo: Reach" and "StarCraft 2" to learn how they acquired and maintained their skill level.
Disney Research says its new quasistatic cavity resonance technology offers a way for mobile devices to wirelessly charge themselves.
Researchers have developed a two-dimensional material that could revolutionize electronics.
More work is needed to make synthesized speech more natural, easier to understand, and more pleasant to hear.
Cryptocurrencies are enabling illegal or immoral transactions in the dark corners of the Internet.
ACM has recognized 53 of its members as ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cryptography, computer architecture, high performance computing, and programming languages.
Researchers are looking for new ways to advance semiconductors as Moore's Law approaches its limits.