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University of Texas at Austin researchers have developed a two-armed robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton.
Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet and vice president at Google, discusses modern challenges of the Internet, technologies of the future, and ACM.
Demand for artificial intelligence know-how has exploded in recent years, and major technology firms are turning to the ranks of academia to find that expertise.
Chipmakers are spending billions of dollars to develop new computing architectures as the ability to build more transistors into a chip approaches its physical limit.
NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.
In the late 1980s, Joseph W. Lechleider came up with a clever solution to a puzzling technical problem, making it possible to bring high-speed Internet service to millions of households.
A international team has been quietly pondering how to rewrite the basic structure of the Internet—for our sakes.
Imagine what it must have been like to look through the first telescopes or the first microscopes, or to see the bottom of the sea as clearly as if the water were gin.
At the dawn of aerial combat 100 years ago, World War I flying aces frequently closed to within 15 meters before firing at enemy aircraft with their machine guns.
Robots are goosing the productivity of the world's factories, but does that mean fewer jobs for humans?
Originally planned to orbit Mercury for one year, the mission exceeded all expectations, lasting for over four years and acquiring extensive datasets with its seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation.
The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise.
The creation of robots with personalities mimicking celebrities and other deceased persons could be controversial in terms of how people may react to them.
Researchers say they have developed a new technique that could enable people to cast an election vote online, even if their home computer is infected with malware.
A new report released this week lays out the current state of research into massive open online courses.
Flinders University engineering students have developed new technology to detect human life that they believe is more efficient than published techniques.
A new digital platform offers a database of digitized works from cultural heritage collections, including handwritten works rendered searchable.
Paul R. Hudak, professor of computer science and master of Saybrook College, died April 29 after a long battle with leukemia.
Like a distant relative who makes you feel bad at the annual holiday get together, Microsoft has created a website that analyzes a photo of a person's face and guesses in seconds how old the subject is.
News organizations increasingly use techniques like data mining, Web scraping, and data visualization to uncover information that would be impossible to identify and present manually.
The energy-accuracy trade-off in approximate computing.
Empowering smart machines with tactile feedback could lead to tremendous new applications.