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On a cold morning in Minneapolis last December, a man walked into a research centre to venture where only pigs had gone before: into the strongest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine built to scan the human body.
When you've got a hammer, everything looks like a nail, but the world starts to look more interesting if your hammer can change shape.
You could call it buyer's remorse. Five US states went all in on electronic voting machines, and four of those states are poised to get out.
It is now legal in the U.S. for consumers and repair companies to break an electronic device's digital rights management protections in order to to repair it.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is conducting a month-long military exercise using a variety of new technologies.
Grocers are deploying robots and artificial intelligence to boost warehouse efficiency amid intensifying competition for consumer food spending.
A project to track Zika-carrying mosquitoes across Puerto Rico is developing solutions that could help other parts of the world cope with mosquito-borne diseases.
Scientists are using artificial intelligence to improve data analysis to better understand earthquakes, predict their behavior, and warn of seismic events faster and more accurately.
There have been parallel efforts to find a way to prove that quantum supremacy has been achieved.
After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets—more planets even than stars—NASA's Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations…
In the winter of 1994, a young man in his early twenties named Tim was a patient in a London psychiatric hospital.
A machine learning system taught itself the basics of video game design by watching videos of people playing games.
Researchers are using $1.1-million U.S. National Institutes of Health grant to develop a student's system for guiding the blind into an iPhone app.
A new covert defense algorithm employs evasive tactics to deceive cyberattackers targeting critical systems from within.
Will superconductors outrace silicon?
For voters around the world, including the millions of Americans who will cast ballots in the midterms up to and on November 6, an election is democracy in action—an opportunity to make their voices heard, have a say in how their…
"I am convinced the devil lives in our phones."
Plans to build two working quantum computers are among the first winners to be announced in a €1-billion (US$1.1 billion) funding initiative of the European Commission.
A few years ago, Edward Snowden, a contractor working for the US National Security Agency, leaked documents that showed the ways in which intelligence agencies were spying on our data. One of the most striking revelations was…
Researchers have built a neural network that mimics the fruit fly's visual system, and can distinguish and re-identify flies.
The ACM Future of Computing Academy is calling for researchers to specify the potentially negative societal aspects of artificial intelligence technologies, as well as their benefits.
Researchers have outfitted flying drones with lightweight, impact-absorbent cushioning inspired by origami to shield them from collisions.
The Information Technology Industry Council has proposed a conceptual framework for legislation to protect consumer privacy and limit how personal data may be used.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists have developed an analytic model to show how groups of people influence the behavior of individuals.
Almost 400 kindergartens and nursery schools in Japan are using smartphone software applications on tablet computers to enable "digital play" among preschoolers.
A common thread is running through nearly every tech debate in Washington these days: fear that an ambitious China is poised to win the next wave of technology.
The transaction, underscores IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty's efforts to expand the company's subscription-based software offerings as it faces slowing software sales and waning demand for mainframe servers.
The Chinese government turned to a local ISP for intelligence gathering after it signed the Obama-Xi cyberpact in late 2015, the researchers say.
You don't need wheels to explore Mars.