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With Moore's Law slowing, engineers have been taking a cold hard look at what will keep computing going when it's gone.
Over the course of thousands of years, dogs have evolved alongside humans to be awesome.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an alternative reality that tells hackers what they want to believe.
Researchers have released an open source dataset offering instructions to anyone interested in building their own smartphone microscope.
A new computer model replicates the biological activity within the heart that precedes sudden cardiac death.
Researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new way to test multilayered, three-dimensional computer chips.
Consumers are sampling virtual reality systems and software, without needing to buy them.
Life has spent the past few billion years working with a narrow vocabulary. Now researchers have broken those rules, adding extra letters to biology's limited lexicon.
In just a few years, NASA's next Mars rover mission will be flying to the Red Planet.
Researchers in Singapore have developed the world's smallest cyborg insect, which they can control to move in four directions at the click of a button.
More than 75% of Android applications contain at least one third-party tracking tool.
Researchers have developed origami-inspired muscles that strengthen soft robots, enabling them to lift objects up to 1,000 times their own weight using air or water pressure.
PipeFish is an autonomous robot that can quickly and inexpensively detect damage in municipal water pipes.
A team at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization has developed a machine-learning library that analyzes genomic data in real time.
Researchers in Spain and Facebook have separately developed unsupervised machine-learning techniques for teaching neural networks to translate between languages with no parallel texts.
The U.S. Supreme Court confronts the digital age again on Wednesday when it hears oral arguments in a case that promises to have major repercussions for law enforcement and personal privacy.
On 15 November, Argentina's Navy lost contact with the ARA San Juan, a small diesel-powered submarine that had been involved in exercises off the east coast of Patagonia.
For Fridtjof Nansen, 13 April 1895 started well.
Google researchers have developed an "electronic screen protector" application that can immediately spot people glancing at a user's handheld screen.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are on the cutting edge of machine-learning development.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Livermore Computing Complex will be the home of the lab's newest high-performance supercomputer, scheduled for acceptance in fiscal 2018.
Machine learning mimics human biases; addressing the problem is complicated.
Brain implants that deliver electrical pulses tuned to a person's feelings and behaviour are being tested in people for the first time. Two teams funded by the US military's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects…
More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is battling another relatively rudimentary device that threatens to wreak havoc on American troops:…
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that can identify an art forgery by examining the piece's brush strokes.
The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance has launched a project aiming to make Scotland a world leader in cybersecurity and cyber resilience.
Researchers are developing a system in which a person can control multiple drones by thought alone.
Researchers in South Korea are developing an artificial intelligence system to help the journalism industry regain the public trust and recoup lost earnings.
Researchers say they can replicate hallucinatory experiences by combining virtual reality technology and Google's Deep Dream neural network system into a "Hallucination Machine."
Autonomous vehicles stand to benefit mobility-challenged seniors and other people with physical, cognitive, and mental disabilities.