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Researchers have paved the way for computers based on light rather than electronics.
MozzWear is a low-cost smartphone sensor system that can identify and monitor mosquito populations.
A Stanford University-led team has launched the AI Index, the first index to track the state of artificial intelligence.
Researchers grew graphene ribbons exactly nine atoms wide with a regular armchair edge from precursor molecules.
Researchers have developed a chip that contains about 5.4 billion transistors and 1 million "neurons" that communicate via 256 million "synapses."
If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without…
There are basically three big questions about artificial intelligence and its impact on the economy: What can it do? Where is it headed? And how fast will it spread?
At the end of July, workers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee began filling up a cavernous room with the makings of a computational behemoth: row upon row of neatly stacked computing units, some 290 kilometres…
A macaque monkey sat in front of a computer. A yellow square—the target—appeared in the periphery on the left side of the screen. After a few seconds delay, a second target appeared on the right.
Even in early winter, the sun is harsh in Western Australia's Murchison shire.
Researchers are studying how children can maintain their safety and privacy as they use the Internet of Things.
Angelina is an artificial intelligence that can imagine new video games from scratch, which has produced hundreds of experimental games since 2011.
The growth of automation will force as many as 70 million workers in the U.S. to find new jobs by 2030, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute study.
Researchers are developing a new technique that will use human movements to drive a four-legged animated animal character.
Researchers at Stanford University have developed algorithms that can determine where a neighborhood's political allegiances lie by analyzing the cars on its streets.
A universal quantum computer capable of outperforming today's classical computers in solving many different problems remains the biggest future prize for many engineers and researchers.
Applications must be programmed to process instructions in parallel to take full advantage of the new multicore processors.
New materials could allow cheaper, more efficient solar cells for both traditional and novel applications.
Game simulations are driving improvements in machine learning for autonomous vehicles and other devices.