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Thanks to high-powered microscopes we’re able to see life in incredible detail.
Researchers are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to find ways to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.
Open-data advocates say a multibillion-dollar industry could result from turning raw government data files into products for the public to consume or industries to buy.
Researchers say a new nanoscale magnetic component for memory chips could drastically improve their energy efficiency and scalability.
Sometimes it's the promise of sex that fools you.
Julia Roberts's smile is insured. So are Heidi Klum’s legs, Daniel Craig's body and Jennifer Lopez's derrière.
It took Chuck Pell less than a minute to build his drone.
One of the reasons we don't yet have self-driving cars and mini-helicopters delivering online purchases is that autonomous vehicles tend not to perform well under pressure.
Thursday marks the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup, signaling the start of a global guessing game about which two teams will appear in the finals of the 64-match bracket.
The University of Michigan is building a simulated city center across 32 acres on its North Campus to serve as the testing ground for automated vehicles.
Duke University undergraduate Brittany Wenger recently spoke about her research into using artificial intelligence to teach computers to diagnose cancer.
A new smartphone-based system makes it easier for diabetics to plan their meals and control their blood glucose.
Researchers have proposed guidelines to ensure data mined from Twitter feeds is obtained and used ethically.
Google and other major Internet service providers are working to make it harder and more costly for government intelligence agencies to penetrate their networks.
The advance of robotics heralds an increasingly porous boundary between machines and people.
Researchers have used a super-cold cloud of atoms to perceive a quantum phenomenon predicted 60 years ago, opening a new experimental path to quantum computing.
A program that convinced humans it was a 13-year-old boy has become the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test.
During the World Cup next week, there may be 1 minute during the opening ceremony when the boisterous stadium crowd in São Paulo falls silent: when a paraplegic young person wearing a brain-controlled, robotic exoskeleton attempts…
Thirty years ago today, a little game about dropping geometrically strange thingamajigs — originally clusters of punctuation marks—into neat, lookalike rows kicked off on a wild journey that led it (and its Russian creator, Alexey…
The number of bags delayed, damaged or lost by airlines has fallen by more than half since the industry hit a low point for lost luggage six years ago.
Social roboticist Heather Knight's research focuses on making robots socially expressive so they can interact with people on a more personable level.
The European Union's SkillPro research project is developing a plug-and-produce process to speed mass manufacturing of industrial goods.
Computer scientists and architects are exploring whether architecture is able to reflect and map human emotions.
ParentGuardian is a smartphone-based system designed to detect stress in parents and help decrease that stress during interactions with their children.
Pixar plans to make a non-commercial version of RenderMan freely available to students, institutions, researchers, developers, and for personal use.
If anyone outside Apple saw Swift coming, they certainly weren't making any public predictions.
If you've ever puzzled over what to wear in the morning, you might also have wondered whether you could leave the choice to an algorithm that could recommend a decent combination of clothes.
When physicist Leonard Susskind gives talks these days, he often wears a black T-shirt proclaiming "I ♥ Complexity".
A new method to transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire could lead to smaller electronic devices because it could make batteries obsolete.
Joss Wright is training a robot to freak people out.