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We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and our bodies were formed directly by stars.
The use of artificial intelligence in disaster relief is gaining favor as weather-related catastrophes grow in frequency and severity.
Nike new flagship store in New York City is focused on personalized, experiential shopping, allowing shoppers with the Nike app to check out items via phone, request deliveries to dressing rooms, and schedule appointments with…
The Christiana Care Health System was awarded the 2018 Magnet Prize from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for its use of virtual reality technology to improve patients' experience during chemotherapy.
Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute aims to expand the boundaries of technology and protect people when that technology or its users pose a threat.
Amazon and Google are respectively planning to recruit Microsoft C#- and Java-savvy engineers and Python users in a fierce competition for technology talent.
Germany plans to invest more than 3 billion euros ($3.39 million) by 2025 to beef up its artificial intelligence capabilities and appoint 100 professors to lecture about it, as it seeks to close a digital technology gap with …
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua,' the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system.
Smoke filled the cabin as the Boeing 747 plunged towards snow-covered mountains in southern Alaska. All four engines had shut down, and it took the pilots eight long minutes to regain control of the aircraft.
Ants' pheromone-laying and -following behavior has inspired an algorithm that uses artificial ants in a virtual environment to solve optimization problems.
A European company has combined social-emotional learning with computer science into an elementary education digital curriculum that may soon be offered to U.S. schools.
Global technological research and development spending will top $2 trillion this year, according to R&D Magazine's 2018 Global R&D Funding Forecast.
A new system can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.
D-Wave offers access to a cloud-based quantum application environment.
Systematic analysis reveals a range of new issues and a need for new mitigations.
The technology projects two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional 2D, 3D and 4D images of patients interactively by overlaying them onto the patient's body.
The world is about to say au revoir to Le Grand K, a cylinder of platinum and iridium that has long reigned over the world's system of weight measurement.
After 30 hours of bumping along on planes and buses, at long last I stood in the darkness and gazed upon an immense night sky.
Scientists warn that hackers could weaponize artificial intelligence to conceal and accelerate cyberattacks and potentially escalate their damage.
U.S. supercomputers are now ranked in first and second place on the latest Top500 list, due to upgrades.
Clothing brands collaborated with a Canadian nonprofit to build a website that can identify forests that should be kept pristine, to make supply chains less ecologically destructive.
Dartmouth College researchers have developed battery-free eye-tracking glasses that could enhance augmented reality technologies.
Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way to improve the battery life of mobile devices, by minimizing the power consumption of mobile apps by up to 60%.
A new manufacturing technique can keep electronics cooler by as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing faster, more efficient computation.
Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted 'reprogrammed' stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson's disease for the first time.
California continues to be plagued by wildfires, including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history. NASA satellites are observing these fires—and…
An international research team analyzed 425 studies conducted since 2000 and concluded computers that support student collaboration beneficially affect learning.
The University of Pittsburgh's Daniel Jiang has developed algorithms that learn decision strategies in complex and uncertain environments, and tests them on video games.
University of California, Riverside scientists have determined how hackers can exploit graphics processing units to expose private data.
Although the global scientific community is becoming more diverse, developing ways to make certain peer reviewers are true "peers" is lagging behind.