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Vanderbilt University researchers have made their capsule robot hardware and software open source.
Queen's University researchers have developed BitDrones, an interactive swarm of flying three-dimensional pixels.
Researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering are developing robots that could help rescue people from fires.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed technology to enable smartwatches to recognize the kinds of objects users .
Toyota is making high-profile investments in artificial intelligence research and development that could yield many benefits in human-machine interaction.
The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars.
Leonard Reinsfelder's wife found a note on her car as she was leaving a shopping center one day: "Have your husband give us a call. We think we could use him."
One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a microbiology conference in Puerto Rico.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have created a comprehensive virtual model of a human body for use in a wide range of medical experiments.
More than one third of U.K. employees and nearly half of U.S. workers could lose their jobs to "thinking" machines over the next 20 years, according to a study.
Two related teams of Austrian researchers have made a pair of discoveries related to quantum entanglement they describe in two new papers.
Special Interest Groups celebrate standing the test of time.
Phil Kennedy no longer saw any other way to get the data.
Tech pundit Tim O'Reilly had just tried the new Google Photos app, and he was amazed by the depth of its artificial intelligence.
The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about vulnerabilities in computer software, thereby leaving U.S. companies open to cyber attacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology…
Jason Matheny, director of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, warns several challenges to data analytics still need to be addressed.
Two icy volcanoes may lurk near Pluto's south pole, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft suggest.
Toyota on Friday announced a five-year, $1-billion investment to establish an artificial intelligence research laboratory in Silicon Valley.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says advances in machine learning would soon affect every product and service the company provides.
A recently published study found that human beings will readily empathize with human-like robots.
Sound could be the solution to faster computing, according to researchers from the universities of Sheffield and Leeds.
The Going Dark encryption debate surfaced again on Wednesday at a small security conference here, and as in previous iterations before larger technical audiences and even Congress, the issue continues to spin on a hamster wheel…
The latest research by Inderjit Dhillon is a non-locking, stochastic multi-machine algorithm for asynchronous and decentralized matrix completion.
Researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan have developed a system they say could lead to the next generation of home thermostats.
Moving the Internet of Things forward will require, among other things, standards, the ability to configure massive numbers of devices, and a healthy dose of paranoia.
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have…
Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence technology, with start-ups sprouting up and Google and Facebook pouring vast sums into projects that would teach machines how to learn and make decisions. Now Toyota wants…
In December 1912, financier John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan testified in Washington before the Bank and Currency Committee of the House of Representatives investigating Wall Street's workings of the time.
This week marks the official opening of Imperial College London's KPMG Data Observatory, the largest such facility in Europe.