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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said attackers targeted the state with ransomware that impacted certain state servers, forcing initiation of security protocols and interruption of online services to prevent further infection.…
Scientists have developed a test to verify that a quantum computer is providing correct answers to questions outside the scope of traditional computing.
Google researchers have designed a prismatic light-emitting-diode (LED) "egg."
Exploring the unintended consequences of human-algorithmic partnerships, researchers analyzed algorithms intended to reduce Virginia prison populations by assigning defendants risk scores.
The latest Top500 supercomputer ratings found the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit system topping the list with a High-Performance Linpack benchmark of 148.6 petaflops.
The National Football League is starting to use tracking technology that can distinguish exact distances and measure the value of a single inch, which could dramatically change in-game strategy.
Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton University have developed a swarm of autonomous, rolling robots that can identify the source of nuclear radiation and determine whether it has been shielded…
The SC19 Supercomputing Conference has launched with the theme, "HPC is Now."
Researchers at the Shenyang Institute of Automation in China have developed a prototype autonomous hexacopter drone that can inspect glass skyscrapers more quickly and safely than human inspectors.
Researchers have achieved exaflop performance on the Summit supercomputer.
Over the past 30 years, virtual reality has evolved from a science fiction curiosity to an essential tool for the real estate industry.
Researchers have developed software that allows robots to understand verbal instructions, carry out those instructions, and report back.
Six NBA teams are implementing 360-degree video replays in their arenas to augment the fan experience.
An international study gauges students' computer and information literacy skills, along with computational thinking.
Robotics company Nuro has been field-testing delivery via autonomous vehicles (AV) in Houston.
Hyundai researchers developed next-generation active noise cancellation (ANC) technology.
Researchers have developed a method of three-dimensionally printing a bionic hand that incorporates muscle sensors to control an articulated thumb, enabling it to function similarly to a human hand.
Garry Kasparov and DeepMind's CEO Demis Hassabis discuss Kasparov's new book "Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins," his chess match with IBM Deep Blue, and his thoughts on the future of …
The Living Computers museum in Seattle has been running UNIX version 0 on a DEC PDP-7 minicomputer.
Quantum radar could have implications for how we diagnose disease and fight wars.
The challenges and opportunities of Hi-Res streaming music services.
A artificial intelligence system based on genetic evolution has learned to automatically evade online censorship by repressive governments.
Researchers are using the IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer to simulate the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
IBM has launched a global weather model that it says offers more accurate forecasts for the entire world and can provide details for regions as small as two miles wide.
Fordham University students are using virtual reality technology to build their business skills in simulated environments.
A new device combines radar technology with artificial intelligence to detect unattended children or animals left in vehicles when the driver leaves with 100% accuracy.
Computer scientists are using the artificial intelligence techniques of automated planning and reinforcement learning to train a robot to find an object in a cluttered space and move it.
Researchers have found Russia's Internet censorship laws have troubling implications for online freedom in the U.S. and other countries that share its decentralized network structure.
A new mandatory national registration scheme calls for drone users in the U.K. to pass an online test and pay a £9 annual fee, or face a £1,000 fine.
South African software developers in the fintech and cloud services sectors are the most highly paid developers, according to the “2019 State of South Africa's Software Developers Nation” report.