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As Benjamin Delory started his paper documenting a new way to quantify plant morphology, he realized that one of the figures could pose a problem.
A panoramic image that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took from a mountainside ridge provides a sweeping vista of key sites visited since the rover's 2012 landing, and the towering surroundings.
Most coders' programming skills are self-taught, and more than a quarter of surveyed developers wrote their first piece of code before they were 16 years old.
Northeastern University professor Robert Platt says advances in machine learning, big data, and robot perception have put the robotics field on the brink of a major breakthrough.
Researchers say they have developed a way to create a three-dimensional volumetric projection hat a viewer can walk around and see from every angle.
A new report challenges the idea that the world's two most popular cryptocurrencies provide decentralized financial systems.
Researchers are developing a mobile application that will monitor developments around rivers in order to maximize public participation in revivification.
The U.S. National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report found the U.S. still leads in science and engineering worldwide, although China is advancing.
You've seen the headlines: "Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs—and We're Not Ready for It." "You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think." "Robots May Steal as Many as 800 Million Jobs in the Next 13 Years."
Imagine stepping into a time machine, one that could traverse not only billions of years but also countless light years of space, all in search of life in the universe.
The speculation around cryptocurrencies has obscured the fact that blockchain, the decentralised, open-source ledger that drives bitcoin, could radically change how ownership is verified.
The University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science has received $27.5 million to launch the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing in Memory.
Researchers have developed a model for experiential and community-engaged learning that they have used to immerse their students in computational thinking.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated that sound waves can produce ultraminiature optical diodes small enough to fit onto a computer chip.
The drive to develop and commercialize the first quantum computer has been characterized as the new arms race.
Superconducting computing chips modelled after neurons can process information faster and more efficiently than the human brain.
Fitness-tracking company Strava has defended its publication of heatmaps that accidentally reveal sensitive military positions, arguing that the information was already made public by the users who uploaded it.
Researchers at the National Research Nuclear University in Russia have developed a system of continuous authentication of mobile device users based on behavioral biometrics.
Researchers have developed a method for using graphics processing unit-accelerated deep learning for detecting and characterizing gravitational waves.
Researchers say they have invented a method for triggering the discreet self-destruction of electronic circuits.
The Governors' Partnership for K-12 Computer Science has added eight new members, bringing the total number of participants to 16 U.S. governors.
Researchers have received a U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity grant to develop an automated tool for translating obscure languages.
Researchers are developing a portable hand exoskeleton controlled by brainwaves.
Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and Google Docs.
Perhaps you bought some illegal narcotics on the Silk Road half a decade ago, back when that digital black market for every contraband imaginable was still online and bustling.
Siemens issued an update to a year-old product vulnerability warning for its SIMATIC S7-300 and S7-400 families of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)—industrial control systems used to remotely monitor and operate manufacturing…
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Researchers in Sweden are building algorithms for dynamic systems.
Researchers say they have improved a method for analyzing ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with mobile phones.