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University of Southern California researchers have developed a way to minimize errors in quantum computers by reducing and correcting errors associated with heating.
The CRISPR–Cas9 tool enables scientists to alter genomes practically at will.
FBI Director James Comey has some phones—650 of them, to be exact—that he'd really, really like to take a look at.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity celebrates its fourth year on Mars since landing at Gale crater on August 5, 2012.
Graphene and its unique characteristics could transform electronics and expand physicists' understanding of quantum phenomena.
Researchers are helping to track the nighttime migratory patterns of birds by teaching a computer to recognize their flight calls.
Three universities are forming the Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning to accelerate design and verification of microelectronic circuits and systems.
From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly cattle pastures.
A Pittsburgh company's cyber reasoning system takes the $2-million grand prize in the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.
NASA researchers have helped produce the first map showing what parts of the bottom of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet are thawed—key information in better predicting how the ice sheet will react to a warming climate.
When Princeton professor Andrew Appel decided to hack into a voting machine, he didn't try to mimic the Russian attackers who hacked into the Democratic National Committee's database last month.
Experiments are exploring a new class of semiconductor materials that could form the basis of phase-change memory capable of faster and permanent data storage.
A five-year, $1.5-million award will enable Duke University professor Ingrid Daubechies to expand her collaborative research involving mathematics and electrical engineering.
The Obama administration is considering boosting cyber protections for U.S. election systems by classifying them as critical infrastructure.
Researchers are working to automate the detection of harassment, but one says humans do not agree on what constitutes harassment.
University of California, San Diego researchers have developed a wearable sensor that can accurately monitor alcohol level within 15 minutes.
Researchers are looking into the construction of new quantum-proof cryptography ito thwart quantum-based schemes future hackers could use to crack sensitive data.
More and more people are finding that the devices forming this network of smart stuff can make their lives easier.
In February 2015, Microsoft identified a critical vulnerability in its Windows operating system that potentially allowed a malicious attacker to remotely control the targeted computer.
Knuth, who received the first ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1971 and the ACM A.M. Turing Award in 1974, was recognized for his contributions to mathematics and computer science.
New data shows that the majority of robot-enabled scam phone calls came from fewer than 40 call centers, a finding that offers hope the growing menace of robocalls can be stopped.
It would have been bigger than finding the Higgs boson and marked the beginning of a new era in particle physics.
One day your hard drive could just be a pile of plastic. Researchers have coded a word into short chains of plastic molecules, which could be used as a space-saving way to store our mountains of data—or even to reveal counterfeit…
Researchers have introduced the first fully programmable and reconfigurable quantum computer module.
Cornell University researchers have developed an application that offers to help Alzheimer's patients stay connected to their memories.
Researchers at McGill University are developing tiny drones to create dot drawings, an artistic technique known as stippling.
Researchers at the University of Lisbon have developed a machine learning system that can identify sarcasm on Twitter by examining a user's past tweets.
The development of autonomous-driving capabilities and home-care robots are areas the recently created Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is exploring.
Knowledge from millions of biological studies encoded into one network—that is Daniel Himmelstein's alluring description of Hetionet, a free online resource that melds data from 28 public sources on links between drugs, genes…
Computational imaging is undergoing a revolution. This is the discipline of making images using computational techniques rather than optical ones.