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Researchers at Lehigh University have developed new browser fingerprinting software that identifies users across Web browsers more accurately than the most sophisticated single-browser techniques.
The Pennsylvania State University Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics is acquiring a high-performance computer cluster that will support interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach programs.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing to demonstrate the feasibility of using high-capacity laser communications in space.
A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review.
"The attack surface is growing faster than the protections."
Out of the way, human, I've got this covered.
One of the worst epidemics in human history, a sixteenth-century pestilence that devastated Mexico's native population, may have been caused by a deadly form of salmonella from Europe, a pair of studies suggest.
Researchers trained an artificial intelligence system to play Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. Melee" using deep-learning algorithms, and then challenged and defeated 10 highly ranked players.
Researchers have demonstrated that silicon optical devices can reproduce physical phenomena used by high-end telecommunications optoelectronic components.
University of Cincinnati researchers are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to test how fuzzy logic helps autonomous aerial drones overcome the difficulties of landing on a moving platform.
Researchers say smartphone add-ons and applications are turning the smartphones into revolutionary medical tools.
Software robots designed to fix errors on Wikipedia often engage in online fights lasting years, with bots repeatedly undoing each other's edits.
Baidu's Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Lab has released a modified implementation of the ring all-reduce OpenMPI algorithm for the deep-learning community.
Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across the Trump administration, as both the president’s advisers and career civil servants scramble to cover their digital tracks in a capital nervous about …
John Charles Knight, 69, of Charlottesville, VA, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017, after a courageous battle with hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
The world's most extreme physical exam starts in the world's plushest exam room, complete with a couch, a private bathroom and a teeming fruit plate.
Thermal transport—the way heat is carried away from a processor, for instance—is very familiar to us.
Researchers have developed an algorithm to determine a speaker's mood in real time by registering not only their speech, but also their vital signs.
Researchers are exploring unpredictable issues with autonomous car technology that might be solved with embedded software to avoid accidents.
Instructional methods for science, technology, engineering, and math undergraduate programs must change with education research, according to a new report.
Researchers in the U.K. are suggesting a new approach to high-performance computing infrastructure involving containerization is required by second-generation applications.
Researchers in the U.K. are working to develop advanced machine-to-machine communication systems that capture and transmit images from highly efficient vision sensors mimicking the human retina.
A few hours after dark one evening earlier this month, a small quadcopter drone lifted off from the parking lot of Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel.
There is a crisis brewing in the cosmos, or perhaps in the community of cosmologists. The universe seems to be expanding too fast, some astronomers say.
Michigan State University researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made using an inkjet printer.
The University of California, Berkeley is collaborating with several major technology companies in forming the 5G Innovators Initiative, which is focused on bringing technology and academia together to advance fifth-generation…
The Columbus, OH, region is funding smart mobility and driverless vehicle research.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Microsystems Technologies Laboratories recently unveiled a power converter that stays efficient at currents between 500 picoamps and 1 milliamp.
But first, costs must tumble.
Ten years ago Dennis Degray's life changed forever when he slipped and fell while taking out the trash in the rain.