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The new Call for Code Global Initiative is aimed at helping the IT world respond more efficiently to natural disasters using a variety of computer-based technologies.
A new device uses inexpensive flash storage to process huge graphs using a personal computer.
Facebook AI Research has developed a neural network that can translate music from one style, genre, and set of instruments into another.
Fifteen years ago, ESA's Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface…
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based biometric verification system for identifying a person by their specific gait.
Hawaii's Board of Education is working to boost computer science programs in the state’s schools.
A new ingestible sensor can help diagnose gastrointestinal problems.
New genetic algorithms can predict how the number of skyscrapers and other buildings in an urban area will increase.
Intel Labs' Jim Clarke observes that the race to develop the first practical quantum computer is fraught with challenges.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is maneuvering to its lowest-ever orbit for a close-up examination of the inner solar system's only dwarf planet.
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients David Patterson and John Hennessy developed the "dangerous" idea that software should be simpler so it can be executed more quickly, which evolved into the Reduced Instruction Set Computer architecture…
Neural networks can deliver surprising, and sometimes unwanted, results.
A variety of techniques allow sensors to locate and recognize objects in space.
Are technology companies maximizing profits by making users addicted to their products?