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The Top 500 supercomputers in the world run Linux.
A star-crossed mission nearly 20 years in the making that was intended to seek an answer to the most burning, baffling question in astronomy—and perhaps elucidate the fate of the universe—is in danger of being canceled.
The search for extraterrestrial life is fairly synonymous with the search for life as we know it.
The North Atlantic Ocean is a major driver of the global currents that regulate Earth's climate, mix the oceans and sequester carbon from the atmosphere—but researchers haven't been able to get a good look at its inner workings…
It's been two years since the FBI and Apple got into a giant fight over encryption following the San Bernardino shooting, when the government had the shooter's iPhone, but not the password needed to unlock it, so it asked Apple…
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon.
Researchers in Australia have shown that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional counting.
The International Society for Technology in Education and Code.org have formed a partnership to create more opportunities for educators interested in teaching computer science.
Indiana University is launching a $1.2-million project examining why women make up such a relatively small percentage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics jobs.
Scientists are investigating silicon as a key ingredient in the creation of scalable quantum computers.
Researchers are developing cooperative swarms of tiny robots called smarticles that can collectively perform complex behaviors.
In the mid-2000S, diamonds were the hot new thing in physics. It wasn't because of their size, color, or sparkle, though.
Researchers aim to build robots with cockroach-inspired behavior.
A new algorithm can identify who is swiping a smartphone screen, which could lead to child-proof devices.
Do smart assistants exhibit actual intelligence?
It's not too hard to make a drone that can fly very fast, and it's not too hard to make a drone that can avoid obstacles.
In Phoenix, Ariz., cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are barking commands at tiny machines, with the machines responding. On our smartphones, apps can now recognize faces in photos and translate from…
The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.
Python is currently the most popular language in the data science exploration and development stage.
Google has announced a beta program to make its in-house Tensor Processing Units available to cloud customers.
AccuMM is a new automated solution for the long-term monitoring of landslides.
U.S. universities are starting to offer ethics courses relating to computer science.
Researchers are moving toward commercializing skyrmion-based magnetic data storage by electrically detecting for the first time a single skyrmion at room temperature.
A new chip performs public-key encryption while consuming only 1/400 as much power as software execution of the same protocols would.
More than a year after taking office, President Trump has yet to appoint a science adviser—longer than any other president since World War II, when Franklin D. Roosevelt created the position to receive technical, apolitical advice…
One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.
In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030.
Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of a deep neural network programmed to detect diabetes.
Researchers say they have successfully programmed tiny robots to destroy tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
Technology under development at the University of Delaware is aimed at detecting explosive devices from a distance.