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Google is attempting to develop a pill that would send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and other diseases.
Talking to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime.
The nonprofit Internet2 organization is now offering researchers the opportunity to create clouds that will be connected by its network.
Anne Condon, head of the computer science department at the University of British Columbia, is dedicated to helping young women find their way in the field.
A new study by Belgian researchers demonstrates that big data analytics can turn cellphone records into highly granular population density data.
Stanford Libraries has launched Stanford Wayback, a customized version of an open-source platform that enables long-term access to archived Web assets.
Measurable virtual reality combines ceiling-mounted projectors with motion-capture technology and animation software to project a robot's intentions in real time.
As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas.
Are boot camps sound educational investments, or just a rush to cash in?
When Oculus almost single-handedly revived the idea of virtual reality from its '90s vaporware grave, it chose the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo as the place to unveil the first public prototype of the Rift headset.
On a clear day, Per Granquist cannot see forever. But from his perch inside the airport control tower here, he does have an unobstructed view of the future.
A new class of fiber will increase transmission capacity, mitigating an impending "capacity crunch" in communication networks from increasing bandwidth demand.
Researchers say they have achieved reproducible and quantitative measurements of electricity flow through long molecules made of four DNA strands.
The personalization of online content can be both beneficial and detrimental to users, according to a study by Northeastern University researchers.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security undersecretary for science and technology has unveiled the long-term agenda of the agency's research and development arm.
What animal is in the picture above?
One of the great challenges of neuroscience is to understand the short-term working memory in the human brain.
Self-driving AI cars have been a staple in popular culture for some time—any child of the 1980s will fondly remember both the Autobots and Knight Rider's KITT—but consider them to be science fiction no longer.
Ginger is only a couple of feet tall, but she soon commands attention as she takes to the stage. "I would like to say it's a pleasure to be here," she tells the audience, "but I’m a robot and don't have emotion."
Advances in technology could mean people in low-skill jobs will be replaced by robots.
The British government will spend 97 million British pounds on a new supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modeling.
When massive open online courses first grabbed the spotlight in 2011, many saw in them promise of a revolutionary force that would disrupt traditional higher education by expanding access and reducing costs.
University of Cincinnati researchers are developing wearable devices that analyze sweat using a smartphone to gather medical information in near-real time.
University of California, Berkeley professor Michael I. Jordan says rhetoric about machine learning and other computer science fields goes too far.
One of the chief goals of Maria Klawe as president of Harvey Mudd College has been to encourage women to enter computer science.
The facility will work 13 times faster than the current system, enabling detailed, UK-wide forecast models with a resolution of 1.5km to be run every single hour, rather than every three.
Computational epidemiologists were some of the first to sound alarm bells about the potential for a dangerous Ebola outbreak in West Africa earlier this year.
Many of the people who read this article will do so because Greg Marra, 26, a Facebook engineer, calculated that it was the kind of thing they might enjoy.
As a kid, Kirk Goldsberry was a rabid basketball fan. But this was the 1980s, and living near Penn State meant his house wasn't quite close enough to Philadelphia to get 76ers games on TV.
Creating optimal 3D shapes in inflatables requires the power of computation.