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Tables stored in flash memory aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) tell locations of Earth and the sun for the past 10 years, but not their locations next year.
The anonymity network Tor has long been the paranoid standard for privacy online, and the Tor Browser that runs on it remains the best way to use the web while revealing the least identifying data.
Researchers have designed and built a new robot "dog" that can traverse rough terrain either autonomously or while controlled by a remote operator.
A new app that enables smartphone users to provide feedback on traffic accidents is now available for download.
A new Dartmouth College study highlights how games can have beneficial societal effects.
The emergence of self-directed behavior in robots can be grounded in the synaptic plasticity of their nervous systems, according to a new study.
In the world of artificial intelligence, one of the year's biggest coming-out parties is the Neural Information Processing Systems conference.
Facebook's Accessibility Team says it is developing an artificial intelligence tool to automatically describe photos posted on the social network to blind users.
Blind people have long relied on sound as a substitution for sight, and some even use echolocation to navigate around objects. But it turns out that sound can be specifically designed to convey visual information.
In a move that makes it possible to seamlessly combine your love of emojis with adorable animal videos, a group of researchers has built a prototype of a search engine that uses the tiny icons to search videos.
When Earth's rotation gets far enough out of sync with the drumbeat of atomic time, a leap second is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the world’s clocks count off 59, then 60, then 00 seconds.
Texts, photos, and videos are the fodder of memories, which require appropriate cues to materialize those memories from custom-designed hardware, says one researcher.
Scientists have detected molecules of oxygen in the hazy halo of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko—an unexpected discovery that may challenge theories about the formation of the Solar System.
Researchers at IBM Zurich believe they have overcome some of the key challenges that have stood in the way of building memory technology using carbon.
Microsoft Research's Project Oxford is now offering a public beta version of its Language Understanding Intelligent Service.
New research could lead to a post-graphene era of new materials for electronic applications.
After more than a year of bickering, stalling and revising, the Senate passed its most significant cybersecurity bill to date 74–21.
A new iOS smartphone app uses adaptive algorithms to redirect users to online shops selling products they like.
In the 1997 action movie Face/Off, an FBI agent must undergo face-transplant surgery and assume the identity of a ruthless terrorist to foil a plot.
Where there is water, is there life?
The European Parliament has voted against a set of rules intended to safeguard "net neutrality" in the EU.
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab is developing a device that uses wireless signals to identify human figures through walls.
At 5:05 AM Sunday, long before the rest of Sunnyvale, California, will wake up, Yahoo's control room is packed.
Researchers at the Charles III University of Madrid in Spain are investigating how to build a system that recreates human behavior.
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers want to use IBM's Watson to help improve their awareness of scientific and technical literature.
Graduates of coding bootcamps found completing the programs helped boost their salaries by an average of 38 percent or $18,000, according to the Course Report.
Computer scientists say they have created a process dubbed "live facial re-enactment" that can instantaneously transfer facial expressions.
The inability to practically apply indistinguishability obfuscation to deliver secure cryptography may be mitigated with an efficient method for functional encryption.
Sandia National Labs' Erik DeBenedictis outlines three scenarios for evolving supercomputers to the 1- to 50-exaflop range.
New systems can help you not only learn to understand a second language, but how to pronounce it correctly.