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California tries to legislate IoT security.
Route 9 skims by Boston and cuts clear across Massachusetts to Pittsfield, a city of roughly 50,000, the largest in Berkshire County.
The InSight lander, NASA's latest foray to the red planet, has landed.
University of Maryland researchers have tested organ delivery via aerial drone.
Duke University researchers have developed an automated method for determining the gestational age of newborns, which could be crucial in saving the lives of premature infants.
Researchers across Europe are applying multiple methods to combat food and beverage counterfeiting.
A brain-computer interface has enabled three people suffering from tetraplegia to control a commercial tablet computer with their thoughts.
Google researchers have unveiled an artificial intelligence system that can complete English sentences with human-like accuracy.
A program sponsored by the Resilient Coders nonprofit is training young adults of color in the Boston area to break into the computer industry.
Some of the most critical work in advancing China's technology goals takes place in a former cement factory in the middle of the country's heartland, far from the aspiring Silicon Valleys of Beijing and Shenzhen.
The U.S. is struggling to respond to this world-changing challenge.
NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26, the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor track, aerospace engineer Steven Barrett recently test-flew the first-ever airplane powered with ionic wind …
China's plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality, with Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each resident…
Scientists can't study what they can't measure, as David Muller knows only too well.
University of California, Berkeley researchers demonstrated that a few self-driving cars can prevent traffic jams, and in some cases double the average speed of surrounding vehicles.
AppZen has developed an artificial intelligence program that can identify dubious work expense claims and educate employees about travel and expense policies.
Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have jointly been awarded ACM's Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding work in computer science.
Harvard Kennedy School's Dipayan Ghosh and former U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler have launched a new AI policy initiative aimed at educating U.S. politicians and policymakers about the potential, and the risks, of artificial intelligence…
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Microsoft will collaborate to further edge computing via CMU's Living Edge Laboratory, a testbed for applications that produce large datasets and require intense processing with near-instant…
Digital privacy has come a long way since June 2013. In the five years since documents provided by Edward Snowden became the basis for a series of revelations that tore away a veil of secrecy around broad surveillance programs…
A software program developed by the conservation technology nonprofit Wild ME automatically identifies individual animals by their unique coat patterns or other distinguishing features.
Amazon has launched a new service aimed at Alexa developers that automatically provisions and helps them to manage a set of Amazon Web Services cloud resources for their Alexa skill's backend service.
The lobby of SenseTime's Beijing office makes you feel a bit like you've stumbled into a Philip K. Dick novel.
On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 15, NASA's Kepler space telescope received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth.
Kurt Luther, working with a team at Virginia Polytechnic and State Institute, has launched Civil War Photo Sleuth, a Web platform that applies facial recognition to anonymous portraits that survived the Civil War.
Princeton University researchers have constructed a programmable computer chip that incorporates in-memory computing, eliminating the need for processors to retrieve data from stored memory, accelerating speed and efficiency.…
A working draft of the standard for the next C programming language revision is available for review. Most changes that have thus far been approved clarify and refine how C should behave in different implementations and in comparison…
Researchers at the University of Koblenz-Landa in Germany developed a robotic system that was able to successfully clean at least 80% of the liquid from on and around a toilet, and remove trash from a bathroom floor.
In the biggest overhaul of the international system of units since 1875, countries have voted to redefine four basic units of measurement—the ampere, the kilogram, the kelvin and the mole.