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A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26.
When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction.
When the cybersecurity industry warns of digital threats to the "internet of things," the targets that come to mind are ill-conceived, insecure consumer products like hackable lightbulbs and refrigerators.
Imperial College London researchers have automated the generation of three-dimensional morphable models used to represent human faces.
Scientists are attempting to counter a rash of fake news spreading online as European elections loom.
Women's contributions in open source software communities tend to be accepted more often than men's in general, but they are rejected more frequently when a woman's gender is identifiable.
A new tool uses machine learning to model personal sleep patterns based on sounds made during sleep.
Engineers at Stanford University say they have developed a flexible, organic, biodegradable electronic device.
A new low-cost, modular, customizable add-on system for wheelchairs employs sensors and software to make navigation easier for visually-impaired users.
When we talk about artificial intelligence in games, we usually picture smarter or more realistic enemies that don't come off as mindless automatons.
What looks like a tiny mechanical ostrich chasing after a car is actually a significant leap forward for robot-kind.
A philosopher who believed humans will always be smarter.
Researchers at the University of Southern California are studying whether social networks can help make people healthier.
The Makeup Lamps system tracks an actor's movements and expressions during live stage performances so the actor's face can be painted with light.
Combining digital and analog elements in nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits boosts their computational power by enabling a larger number of inputs to be processed.
Chipmakers are exploring what comes after they reach the predicted limits of integrated circuit density, complexity.
Cyber-attacks, information warfare, fake news—exactly 10 years ago Estonia was one of the first countries to come under attack from this modern form of hybrid warfare.
What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone's job—perhaps your own?
Researchers have developed a genetic algorithm to confirm the rejection of classical ideas of causality.
Researchers are developing a camera-based artificial vision system for robots and smart devices that simulates the human eye.
Brown University researchers have developed a robot that measures its own confusion and then asks for help if it thinks it is required.
Shark Spotter is an algorithm that uses video footage streamed from drones to detect sharks and alert swimmers.
Slitheen is a new system that uses decoy routing to conceal banned websites inside of innocuous cat videos.
A new image-processing technique automatically checks the quality of fruits based on their color and texture.
In the run-up to the first round of the French presidential election, the country's social media was awash in press reports of dubious origin.
Software designer and programmer Alan Cooper was named a 2017 Fellow of the Computer History Museum for "his invention of the visual development environment in Visual BASIC, and for his pioneering work in establishing the field…
Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton has been named a 2017 Fellow of the Computer History Museum.
Supercomputers will sift massive amounts of data in search of therapies that work.
Developers of innovative assistive devices compete as a means of networking with each other.
2009 ACM Prize recipient Eric Brewer, 2004 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Vint Cerf, 2016–2017 Athena Lecturer Jennifer Rexford, ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Martin Casado, ACM Fellows Nick Feamster and Jim Kurose…