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Europe's effort to export its tough privacy rules around the world is about to run into a wall of U.S. resistance.
New research suggests virtual reality can boost empathy, especially toward marginalized groups.
A former political operative and Uber investor is funding an effort to allow West Virginians serving in the military or living abroad to cast absentee ballots via a cellphone app.
U.S. corporations and universities could face a major shortage of qualified quantum computing scientists unless immigration policies and priorities change.
A robot recently addressed the U.K.'s Parliament on the future role of artificial intelligence in British education.
Researchers have developed a piece of chewing gum equipped with piezoelectric elements and electrodes that stimulate taste buds as long as it is chewed.
A new system uses reflected wireless signals to identify occupants within a home, even when they are not carrying mobile devices.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was upbeat Monday when he told WIRED about internal tests of a censored search engine designed to win approval from Chinese officials. It will take more than a government nod for Google to succeed, however…
NASA's next Mars rover—the first to gather rock samples meant to come back to Earth—should dream big and visit as many places on the red planet as possible, scientists concluded on 18 October.
The world's companies are in the initial stages of what might be called the "physical cloud," an e-commerce ecosystem that functions like the Internet.
A new tool tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photos taken whenever a user unlocks their smartphone.
A new artificial intelligence system uses patient data to predict whether patients are at risk of abnormally low blood oxygen (hypoxia) during surgery.
University at Buffalo researchers have outlined the first accurate technique for tracing a three-dimensionally printed object to the machine that produced it.
New companies are turning to cloud technology to help cities better manage catastrophic flooding.
Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up.
DAWG offers more security without a steep performance hit.
In the summer of 2017, a group of young political activists in the United Kingdom figured out how to use the popular dating app Tinder to attract new supporters.
In order to achieve the edge computing that people talk about in a host of applications including 5G networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), you need to pack a lot of processing power into comparatively small devices.
Packard Fellowships are among the largest nongovernmental fellowships in the U.S., designed with minimal constraints on how the funding is used.
Several collaborating organizations have launched a new open source platform for data science and machine learning.
Palo Alto Networks researchers have discovered a fake Flash updater that installs a malicious cryptocurrency mining bot.
Show us how you type, and artificial intelligence may be able to identify whether you suffer from a brain disorder.
For weeks, computer scientist Siwei Lyu had watched his team's deepfake videos with a gnawing sense of unease.
The election interference that came to define the 2016 presidential race hasn't stopped.
Researchers have found that machine vision systems cannot process optical illusions in the same way humans can.
A new flexible transparent hierarchical nanocomposite film can be used to create a high-performance, transparent nanoforce touch sensor for wearable computing devices.
Researchers have found that requiring longer, more complicated passwords lowers the likelihood of password reuse on multiple websites.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of computer science and public affairs professor Ed Felten to the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Researchers have trained a neural network to reconstruct human acrobatics in YouTube video clips and manipulate a simulated humanoid to ape those movements.