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EvoCor is a new search engine that identifies genes that are functionally linked.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers say they have developed the world's first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor.
Purdue University researchers have altered a standard sewing machine so it can create ultra-stretchable interconnects out of conventional wire.
Step into the silver screen with movies shot using the Panopticam.
Determining life satisfaction by geography, based on tweets.
The world's most advanced robotic diving suit is getting ready to help search for one of the world's oldest computers.
In the future, virtual reality won't require strapping a bulky contraption to your head.
The mantra "publish or perish" is drilled into every early-career scientist—and for good reason, a computer model suggests.
The European Commission and 180 companies and research organizations have launched the world’s largest civilian research and innovation program in robotics.
Students who recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science are making a handsome average salary of $89,800.
A system enabling computers to detect intruders and the flaws they exploit, and to automatically repair those flaws, could garner its programmers $2 million.
Apple has unveiled a new programming language it says offers a faster, easier way to build software for Apple products than its predecessor, Objective-C.
The U.S. Navy has announced the winners of its Project Architeuthis cryptology puzzle game challenge, designed for Navy cryptology technicians.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers recently introduced the concept of "bakable robots."
Researchers say they have succeeded in teleporting information between qubits in different computer chips.
A top Chinese general was in a combative mood as he presided recently over an international security forum at a historic hotel near the Forbidden City. Among the attendees were a retired American admiral and a former American…
Printable robots—those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers—have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science…
Learning how to drop bombs and fire Hellfire missiles is more like sitting in a regular college classroom than you might expect.
Four experts at Applied Research Associates discuss the augmented reality system they created for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
If only computers themselves were smart enough to fight off malevolent hackers.
Nearly half of U.S. college students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines change their majors.
A single Hubble Space Telescope image can capture scores of distant galaxies, but the one galaxy we'll never see from the outside is our own.
A project has achieved 1,782,105,749 key/value inserts per second into a globally-ordered key space on Los Alamos National Laboratory's Moonlight supercomputer.
PHP core developer Dmitry Stogov recently started a new branch of the language called PHP Next Generation.
Birdsnap is a new smartphone app that uses computer vision and machine-learning techniques to produce an electronic field guide to North American birds.
The future of medicine, we're often told, will be personalized.
Will the problem of memory loss one day be forgotten?
Neuroscientists can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
How well can you predict your next mood swing?
Researchers say they have taken a new approach to monitoring animals that move in groups, with hopes of learning their rules of interaction.