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Researchers have shown they can create tiny disturbances in magnetic orientation at will in specific locations, which they say could be used to make a more efficient data storage system.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University say they have designed a smartphone-based neural-network program that can automatically identify diseases in the cassava plant with near-flawless accuracy.
Researchers say they have found a sea of electrons that spin in opposing circles, a phenomenon known as the chiral spin mode.
Researchers are working to improve intelligent vehicle systems by combining the data collected by such a vehicle with that collected from other intelligent vehicles.
Researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of California-Davis say they have completed a study evaluating the impact of programming languages on software quality, and found functional languages are superior …
Code.org estimates fewer than half of U.S. K-12 schools offer computer science courses, which a 2016 Google-Gallup survey elevates to 75% when accounting for after-school activities and clubs.
Researchers aim to relieve workplace stress by first understanding its causes.
Sebastian Neubert, a particle physicist at Heidelberg University in Germany, leads a group studying subatomic particles called pentaquarks. The six team members all have access to the software code used to run their multi-step…
Late one night in September, Victor Cruz, a geophysicist at Mexico's National Autonomous University, submitted an article to a scientific journal describing progress on a network of underwater seismic sensors to be deployed off…
In 1887, Albert Michelson built an experiment that he hoped would lead to the detection of luminiferous ether.
The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded a $6.1-million grant to a University of Wisconsin-Madison containerization project associated with software security, manageability, and performance.
A new microchip can quickly identify serious eye infections and prevent antibiotic misuse by analyzing bacteria from laboratory-infected tissue samples.
The Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project is using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to study ethical issues related to user consent, risk assessment, and regulations.
The integration of "pure play" e-commerce and brick-and-mortar goods and services is accelerating.
One of the Russian-bought advertisements that Facebook shared with congressional investigators on Monday featured photographs of an armed black woman "dry firing" a rifle—pulling the trigger of the weapon without a bullet in …
From mining projects to oil and gas operations, human activity has set off earthquakes around the world and in many geological settings.
Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.
President Donald Trump has yet to choose a top science adviser, and a former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology is raising an alarm about what he calls the "very sizable vacuum" that persists in the …
The ability to convert, or "reprogram" cells into other types has raised hopes for regenerating damaged limbs and organs. But existing methods are risky or inefficient and have been tried only on laboratory animals.
Keeping bitcoin running via the process of "mining" consumes a staggering amount of electricity, and experts are investigating energy-saving solutions.
Stanford University scholars Adam Miner, Arnold Milstein, and Jeff Hancock discuss the growing use of conversational software programs as a tool in mental health therapy.
In some respects, computers can be more intelligent than humans in terms of learning and problem solving, according to experts.
Researchers have found deep neural networks can be superior to humans in conducting visual searches, because the networks do not overlook mis-scaled targets.
Google moonshot lab X co-founder Sebastian Thrun says flying cars are ready to be built, given advances in unmanned drone technology.
Several factors are preventing women from pursuing and persisting in computer science majors.
Bioprinting has generated bones, cartilage, and some muscles; hearts and livers are still years away.
Advances in audio processing help separate the conversation from background noise.
How do small screens impact young minds?