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Let's be honest: The 2016 election wasn’t a sterling display of American democracy.
A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.
The computer science program at Colorado State University is making a concentrated effort to attract female students and create a more diverse and welcoming environment within the department.
Clemson University researchers are working on a $4.3-million study aimed at protecting citrus crops from a bacterial disease that has affected at least 10 states.
The University of California, Berkeley recently launched the RISELab, which aims to improve how machines make intelligent decisions based on real-time input.
Moving beyond the need for physical experiments.
Four of the best professional poker players in the world spent most of January holed up at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, losing.
Two robotic arms face two closed doors. Both reach forward and miss the door handles entirely.
Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris.
Researchers have developed a machine-learning program to accurately recreate and predict public transport use based on the distribution of land use and amenities in Singapore.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built a language model that identifies words and phrases that lead to strong or weak perceived levels of credibility on Twitter.
Experts agree the steady advances of computer chip transistor shrinkage--faster chip speeds, greater efficiency, and less-expensive manufacturing--will soon reach their physical limits.
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have found unhappy developers adversely affect the development process and software products.
University of Utah researchers have created "smart glasses" with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust focus on what a person is seeing, whether it is far away or nearby.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language program aims to give researchers and analysts a tool to help them search for documents in their…
President Donald Trump's broad executive order to restrict visas and refugees particularly from Muslim countries left tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft scrambling on Saturday to safeguard their employees …
This week D-Wave, a leader in the nascent field of quantum computing, unveiled its latest machine, D-Wave 2000Q, as well as its first customer: a cybersecurity firm called Total Digital Security.
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A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.
2000 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Andrew Chi-Chih Yao says China could potentially take a global lead in quantum computing innovation.
The University of Nottingham in the U.K. will participate in a four-year project using Global Navigation Satellite Systems to establish an architecture for the world's most accurate real-time positioning service.
The Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan is researching a potential system for quantum computing, using electrons floating on liquid helium.
Researchers have used a machine-learning artificial intelligence platform to predict three reagents that produced a previously unseen cancer-like phenotype in tadpoles.
Artificial intelligence may one day be able to help cars use energy more efficiently.
For the cryptocurrency community, 2016 was a very good year.
As big brain-mapping initiatives go, Taiwan's might seem small.
For people who play the video game Counter Strike online, it's hard enough watching your back at the best of times. In the fast-paced first-person shooter, there are always players with quicker reflexes or a sharper eye.
Artificial intelligence technologies like advanced machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing will help build better software faster.
The University of Central Florida has been developing artificial intelligence solutions to relieve crowd scientists from the task of manually counting heads.
University of Missouri researchers have developed that very quickly and accurately analyzes any series of images.