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The University of Central Florida has been developing artificial intelligence solutions to relieve crowd scientists from the task of manually counting heads.
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed software that helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents correctly take their medications.
The company that makes the world's only commercially available quantum computers has released its biggest machine yet—and researchers are paying close attention.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the US Intelligence Community’s own science and technology research arm, has announced it is seeking contenders for a program to develop what amounts to the ultimate…
The European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, or HiPEAC, on Monday published a report calling for "the reinvention of computing."
A recent study demonstrates how a single up/down vote on Reddit dictates the content users see on the site.
Researchers have found attackers can crack Android's Pattern Lock security system within five attempts by using video and computer-vision software.
Assuring learners from less-developed countries they belong and affirming their core values can help them succeed in massive open online courses, according to a study led by Stanford University.
Researchers at the Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance for Research and Technology have spent the last several years developing autonomous vehicles as part of the Future of Urban Mobility Research Program…
Several research organizations are working to create artificial intelligences that can in turn develop machine-learning software.
A federal appeals court is letting stand a ruling in a closely watched case holding that Microsoft need not comply with a U.S. government demand for data stored overseas.
Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November 19, scientists, meteorologists and ordinary weather enthusiasts have anxiously waited for the first photos from NOAA's newest weather satellite, GOES-16, …
Whether personally or professionally, Daniel Kronauer of Rockefeller University is the sort of biologist who leaves no stone unturned.
A new big data management system aims to simplify the process of aggregating large datasets for analysis.
The Mozilla Foundation's new Internet Health Report identifies obstacles that undermine entrepreneurship and democracy online.
The University of California, San Francisco and Intel are using deep-learning techniques to power a scalable platform to deliver clinical decision support and predictive analytics to healthcare professionals.
Smarter roads will pave the way to a future with smoother, more efficient transportation.
The U.K.'s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is based at a restricted military base in Porton Down, not far from the ancient monument of Stonehenge in southwest England.
Part of an ongoing effort to secure the Internet of Things.
A camera system that captures a snapshot of overlapping light waves in a tiny fraction of a second could lead to new methods for imaging, allowing scientists to watch the brain’s neurons interacting or see neutrinos colliding…
Learning Morse code, with its tappity-tap rhythms of dots and dashes, could take far less effort—and attention—than one might think.
Binghamton University researchers say they have developed a way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own heartbeat.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a type of microbial nanowire that could help researchers develop sustainable conducting materials for electronic devices.
The U.S. military will soon reach full deployment of its Machine Foreign Language Translation System, which runs on military and commercial devices.
Researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that twists and compresses in sync with a beating heart, augmenting cardiovascular functions compromised by heart failure.
Researchers at Tsinghua University in China have discovered why slow or failed Wi-Fi connectivity happens and how to avoid it, by measuring the time it took for 400 million different Wi-Fi sessions to connect.
Researchers at Peking University in China say they have built a carbon nanotube-based working transistor that outperforms larger transistors made with silicon.
Lance Cpl. Steven West steps into a remote enemy hideout clad in a 350-pound exoskeleton, sensors piercing the darkness and displaying digital info on his helmet visor, until a shock of static feedback knocks him to the dirty…
Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.
Rochester Institute of Technology have found that although brainwave readings can accurately authenticate someone's identity about 94% of the time, there could be confounding factors, such as whether the subject is inebriated…