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Cosmologists have produced the biggest map yet of the Universe's structure and they find it less lumpy than previous surveys have suggested.
"Right now, AI is a two-horse race between China and the US."
In the middle of a Russian swampland, not far from the city of St Petersburg, is a rectangular iron gate.
Grosz is Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada say they have developed a smartphone application to help people learn how to take better selfies.
Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland say they have demonstrated a concrete example of a future application for quantum computers.
Researchers at the University of Denver's Unmanned Systems Research Institute are attempting to improve unmanned aerial vehicle technology.
Scientists are advancing an exascale computing framework for a deep neural network code designed to tackle key challenges to accelerate cancer research.
A new technique could be used by hackers to trick autonomous cars into ignoring stop signs or prevent surveillance cameras from spotting a suspect.
Neutrinos are famously antisocial. Of all the characters in the particle physics cast, they are the most reluctant to interact with other particles.
In a high-ceilinged hangar at CERN, six rival experiments are racing to understand the nature of one of the Universe's most elusive materials.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago this week, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars.
Researchers have used machine learning and data science to analyze the salaries of 6,082 professional European football (soccer) players.
Rita Orji at the University of Waterloo in Canada is designing interactive persuasive computer games customized to the player's motivational style.
Researchers hypothesize that robots that understand ethical issues would be able to observe interactions between patients and caregivers, and intervene when needed.
Researchers at Washington State University have developed a method for writing an electrical circuit into a crystal.
Artificial intelligence is outperforming the human sort in a growing range of fields—but how do we make sure it behaves morally?
The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan project backed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), has launched a Web tool to keep tabs on Russia's ongoing efforts to influence public opinion in the United…
Bio-inspired designs that encode light as time are ushering in systems as efficient as human neurology.
An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing—a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to genomes with relative ease—to correct a disease-causing mutation in dozens of viable human embryos…
As NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft were changing our understanding of the solar system, they also spurred a leap in spacecraft communications.
In World War II, the Allies employed all kinds of sneaky tricks to deceive their enemies into thinking they had more troops and weapons at their disposal than they actually had.
Researchers at the University of Washington currently hold the record for the amount of information stored in and retrieved from DNA molecules.
Imperial College London professor Erol Gelenbe says artificial neural networks can ease language translation by executing a three-step process.
ClothCapture is new technology that can digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a three-dimensional digital platform, and dress virtual avatars with it.
A German journalist and data scientist say they were able to easily obtain the "anonymous" online browsing information of more than 3 million Germans.
Researchers have developed a cellphone-based system that can automatically retouch images.
Researchers have created an artificial iris that can react to light to the same degree as a human eye.
There are few places in the world that can accommodate a radio telescope.
When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password.