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Google said in a paper published Wednesday its quantum computer needed only minutes to perform a task that would take a supercomputer 10,000 years.
Fox was recognized for "foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, data analysis, and their interface with broad classes of applications, and mentoring students at minority-serving …
Researchers found many popular smart-light brands have security holes and could be prime targets for hackers.
New medical technologies competing with the two-century-old stethoscope include handheld devices that use ultrasound, artificial intelligence (AI), and smartphone apps.
Brondby Stadium of Copenhagen, Denmark, is using one of Europe's first large-scale private facial recognition systems to catch those banned from the stadium as troublemakers.
Researchers have created a robotic arm facilitating light, affordable, and accessible haptic force feedback.
Microsoft researchers have designed virtual reality solutions to allow users to remain fully immersed in virtual environments, even when walking in real-life locations.
United Parcel Service will use drones to deliver medical samples and supplies.
HireVue claims it uses artificial intelligence to decide who's best for a job. Outside experts call it 'profoundly disturbing.'
University of Michigan researchers have designed a sensor-equipped shoulder patch that measures one's functional range of motion.
Oil and gas companies are investing in artificial intelligence to help automate operations, anticipate equipment malfunctions, boost fossil fuel production, and reduce costs.
As many as 64% of workers would trust a robot over their manager, according to a new study, while more than 50% say they have already turned to a robot for advice instead of their manager.
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Apollo 11, the JPEG, the first pop-up ad, and 33 other bits of software that have transformed our world.
Kleinrock expressed particular interest in using blockchain technology to attach reputations to people or things online to provide a gauge of who or what to trust.
Researchers used computer modeling of fluid dynamics to determine that wind turbines with four rotors on one foundation have advantages over other designs.
Boston-based robotics firm Piaggio Fast Forward will soon deploy a bipedal wheeled robot that hauls owners' belongings as it follows behind them.
A study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health detailed the clinical trial of an artificial pancreas system that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels.
A new artificial skin-like interface can be used to augment devices like phones, wearables, and computers.
Researchers at DeepMind trained an artificial intelligence algorithm to guess missing words or characters from Greek inscriptions up to 2,600 years old.
An area of San Francisco is emerging as a battleground to eliminate the traditional checkout process and reinvent the way consumers shop.
Hurd had taken a leave of absence from Oracle last month because of unspecified health reasons.
Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online voting system that lacks a thorough ballot-verification method, to ensure against fraudulent voting.
Toy company Mattel and retailer Walmart are "leasing floors" in a virtual store.
A coding error in a set of Python scripts often used for computational analysis of chemistry data yielded significantly different outcomes, depending on which operating system was used.
A bicycle designed by a software applicaiton helped two competitors set the women's and men's world records for fastest human-powered vehicle last month.
California has launched the first statewide earthquake warning system in the U.S.
Researchers have developed a method of leveraging artificial intelligence neural networks to reveal larger patterns of activity of individual cells that come from several individuals.
Researchers in Germany and Australia found China is using a widely downloaded mobile app and translation service to siphon billions of pieces of information on users.