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The DNA of life on Earth naturally stores its information in just four key chemicals—guanine, cytosine, adenine and thymine, commonly referred to as G, C, A and T, respectively.
After science, technology, engineering, and math professionals become parents, 43% of women and 23% of men change fields, become part-timers, or exit the workforce.
A new system to prevent product counterfeiting gives individual items a unique label or "tag."
Although technology companies are trying to recruit women and minorities, most computer and software professionals writing artificial intelligence programs remain white and male.
Augmented reality is being pushed to the mainstream by apps in the beauty industry that serve as a consumer tool for trying on makeup.
Audi's Traffic Light Information system can alert drivers to imminent red lights and other traffic signals.
It was a brief but historic tap on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, at 7:29 am Japan time on 22 February. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down at its target location, where it shot a projectile at the surface.
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public can get a daily weather report from NASA's InSight lander.
Researchers in the U.S. and China have developed a system that uses artificial intelligence to automatically diagnose common childhood conditions.
North Dakota wants to provide statewide student access to computer science and cybersecurity courses.
Researchers are employing radio-frequency identification tags to help track moving objects with unprecedented accuracy and speed.
Young European entrepreneurs ranked in Forbes' latest 30 Under 30 list are pushing the envelope of artificial intelligence applications for consumers and companies.
Looking ahead to 2050 in electronics, robotics, and new materials.
Erin Hawley grew up immersed in video games, progressing from Pong on the Atari 2600 to Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis to Tomb Raider on the Sony PlayStation.
OpenAI, a non-profit research company investigating "the path to safe artificial intelligence," has developed a machine learning system called Generative Pre-trained Transformer-2 (GPT-2 ), capable of generating text based on…
Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., is the first pediatric hospital to deploy a remote-monitoring virtual liaison robot in its cardiac intensive care unit.
International Computer Science Institute researchers estimated that about 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information.
The OpenAI research group has demonstrated artificial intelligence that can compose authentic-looking fake news articles from a few fragments of information.
A scientific coalition is urging a ban on the development of weapons governed by artificial intelligence.
A report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says blockchain technology could address challenges faced by smallholder coffee farmers.
Researchers have developed software for analyzing energy-generation systems based on kites and drones.
The College Board came up with a surprising conclusion about keys to success for college and life. By Thomas L. Friedman, Opinion Columnist.
Inaccurate findings are being made in some areas of biomedical research.
Both human and machine have 10 seconds per plant. They must find the ripe strawberries in the leaves, gently twist them off the stems and tuck them into a plastic clamshell. Repeat, repeat, repeat, before the fruit spoils.
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems.
The founder of Huawei has said there is "no way the US can crush" the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.
Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong?
Spotting gravitational waves is due to become an almost hourly event in the next decade. Starting around 2023, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) will undergo its most significant upgrade since 2015…
Here's some breaking fake news … Russia has declared war on the United States after Donald Trump accidentally fired a missile in the air.