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Not long after Defense Secretary Ash Carter prodded his cyber commanders to be more aggressive in the fight against Islamic State, the U.S. ramped up its offensive cyberattacks on the militant group.
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is working adeptly in some of the most challenging terrain of the vehicle's 12 years on Mars, on a slope of about 30 degrees.
An automated programming method previously used in manufacturing could make swarm robots more user-friendly and more reliable.
University of Sussex researchers have found computers can read a user's body language to tell whether they are bored or interested in what is on the screen.
Nearly two decades since its launch, Internet2 continues to run on U.S. university campuses.
McGill University researchers says the substance that provides energy to human cells also could be used to power the next generation of supercomputers.
An installation at Microsoft's headquarters uses an open source software development kit to transform a room into a space of audiovisual elements to stimulate the senses.
More than 400 years ago Renaissance scientist Nicolaus Copernicus reduced us to near nothingness by showing that our planet is not the center of the solar system.
Venture capital investors poured $8.5 billion into artificial intelligence start-ups last year.
The report warns about a range of real-world risks associated with weapons systems that are completely autonomous.
Clark’s computer designs built a bridge from the era of mainframe systems to personal computers.
This ethereal scene captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft tells yet another story of Pluto's diversity of geological and compositional features—this time in an enhanced color image of the north polar area.
Here's a tricky task. Pick a photograph from the Web at random. Now try to work out where it was taken using only the image itself.
Americans inhabit an intricately mapped world.
The U.S. National Security Agency vision of a superconducting supercomputer may leap forward with the Cryogenic Computing Complexity program.
A minority-led group of researchers is looking to the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded Chameleon cloud platform as a tool for developing cyberattack prevention.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a predictive tool that could give ships a two- to three-minute advance warning of approaching rogue waves.
The latest milestone for IBM researchers in their development of the Watson platform is the creation of a system for automatically abstracting documents.
A new study found outcomes acquired via algorithmic methods do not always correlate to human perception assessments when grouping scatter plots according to similarity.
Apple Inc's stance on privacy in the face of a U.S. government demand to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers has raised awkward questions for the world's mobile network operators.
Two months earlier, Edward Snowden, a contractor with the National Security Agency, had leaked tens of thousands of highly classified documents, revealing that the NSA was intercepting phone calls and emails of millions of Americans…
The day when you'll be chauffeured to work by your car may not be far off.
Apple engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar to those now at the center of a court fight in California, according…
Bastille researchers warn of a new hacking technique in which malefactors armed with antennas can hijack wireless keyboards and mice from seven companies.
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute researchers are developing autonomous warfare technology, including an unmanned air vehicle and an unmanned ground vehicle.
Northwestern University researchers have developed a means to modulate light signals in the near-infrared wavelength region.
Boston University engineering student Emily Fitzgerald has developed a robot that can recognize specific objects and steer around obstacles without human guidance.
The fate of an entire world is at stake. Astronomers are enlisting every telescope and space probe they can think of in the hunt for the solar system's potential ninth planet, and some unlikely sources may be key to tracking…
On Friday, January 8, several high-level officials from the Obama administration—including the attorney general, the White House chief of staff, and the directors of the FBI and the NSA—met at a federal office in San Jose with…
Ruthie Weiss's basketball team seemed to be minutes away from its fourth straight loss.