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Researchers say they have developed a new way to create poverty maps by using computational tools such as cellphone records, data from satellites, and geographic information systems.
Researchers have unveiled small implants designed for disease diagnosis and treatment by using ultrasound to safely beam both energy and instructions.
Researchers are working to develop tools enabling searchable traffic analyses using deep learning and data mining.
Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, then breaks inland, leaving cars to follow a thin road toward the houses at the water's edge.
The nature of today's Internet may mean trouble for the very community that birthed it, if network neutrality rules change.
Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds.
Artificial intelligence researchers gathered last week to discuss measures against the technology's use for deceit and disinformation.
A new technique exploits a wall's symmetry to see through it using a narrow band of microwave frequencies without any advance knowledge of the material making up the wall.
Osamu Akiyama at Osaka University in Japan says he has developed a machine-learning neural network that can render any kind of line drawing in ASCII.
The Lightweight Distributed Metric Service is a framework to automatically monitor and diagnose performance issues in supercomputers.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have found that tweets reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over a 24-hour day.
Researchers in Japan have developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs, which enables the device to follow the contours of deformable biological samples.
Internet and technology luminaries, including Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and "Father of the internet" Vint Cerf, have called on the FCC to cancel its planned net neutrality vote this week, arguing…
Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires a much more laborious process.
The U.S. Department of Energy runs the Energy Sciences Network that connects three of the world's leading supercomputers. The effort aims to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte a week between…
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are developing an electronic monitoring system that uses smartphones, sensor technology, and GPS tracking to promote and reward constructive behaviors that can keep people…
Researchers at Pennsylania State University have found virtual reality can help journalists pull readers into their stories, but flashier design elements of VR can damage credibility.
Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed 'Oumuamua (Hawaiian for "first messenger") has left scientists utterly perplexed.
When you drive toward an intersection, the sight of the light turning red will (or should) make you step on the brake. This action happens thanks to a chain of events inside your head.
Researchers have used a machine learning algorithm similar to Facebook's friend recommender program to track dolphins.
Researchers at MIT CSAIL and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have used an interpretive method to analyze neural networks trained for machine translation and speech recognition. They've found empirical support for some …
Researchers have created an entirely textile-based biobattery that can generate maximum power similar to that produced by previous paper-based microbial fuel cells.
Researchers are using a 2012 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop Explore Apollo, a public website featuring audio from the Apollo moon missions.
A new algorithm incorporates artificial neural networks to simultaneously apply a wide range of fixes to corrupted digital images.
Two studies from European researchers detail their use of hybrid experimental platforms to enable the production of new and reprogrammable behaviors of cell populations.
Despite the rise of massive crypto-ransomware attacks, an even more troubling trend emerged in data gathered by the security firm CrowdStrike this past year and published in the company's 2017 "Intrusion Services Casebook."
As technology takes over more of people's daily lives, it's also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts.
Online fraudsters are frustrating Christmas shoppers by using software bots to buy up the most popular toys to resell at inflated prices at third-party websites.
Google says its DeepMind unit's AlphaGo Zero algorithm defeated world-leading specialist software Stockfish 8 in a chess match within hours of teaching itself the game.