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Japan's flagship astronomical satellite Hitomi, which launched successfully on 17 February but tumbled out of control five weeks later, may have been doomed by a basic engineering error.
The Islamic State has been deft in its use of the Internet as a communications tool.
A new report from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology focuses on how to protect encrypted data from quantum decryption via a long-term plan.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have designed an aerial drone to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests.
University of California, Santa Barbara professor Ben Zhao and colleagues have demonstrated a way to breach the popular Waze road navigation application.
Bournemouth University researchers have developed a software technique to uncover "lost" tracks at the world's oldest human footprint site in Laetoli, Tanzania.
University of California, Berkeley professor Stuart Russell emphasizes the need to ensure artificial intelligence understands fundamental human values.
Proponents of autonomous vehicles are in a sticky situation.
In February 2014, the US ambassador to Ukraine suffered an embarrassing leak.
Around six years have now passed since Waltraut Faehnrich last opened and closed her eyes without assistance.
Of the hundreds of moons in our solar system, Titan is the only one with a dense atmosphere and large liquid reservoirs on its surface, making it in some ways more like a terrestrial planet.
European researchers working on the DIAMONDS project have developed a software security testing paradigm.
Researchers have found "one-to-one" laptop programs that take a comprehensive approach were linked to higher test scores in English, math, science, and writing.
The web is Doomed.
Researchers have devised mathematical strategies and software for the systematic analysis of realistic pattern-forming networks involving more than two molecules.
Researchers from the University of Iowa have turned to social media to measure happiness.
Real-world use of autonomous vehicles will depend on how they are evaluated, and whether federal regulators have the expertise to lead evaluation efforts.
When Andrew Ng joined Google from Stanford University in 2011, he was among a trickle of artificial-intelligence (AI) experts in academia taking up roles in industry.
In Canton, Ohio, one of the most common complaints that police chief Bruce Lawver hears is about gunfire. Shots fired. That unnerving pop of a firearm being discharged.
Imagine you want to measure the size of a room, but it's completely dark. If you shout, you can tell if the space you're in is relatively big or small, depending on how long it takes to hear the echo after it bounces off the…
Google chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf said Internet Protocol's current support for about 4.3 billion distinct addresses at a time for online devices is insufficient.
Princeton University professor Jennifer Rexford recently was awarded the Athena Lecturer award by ACM's Council on Women in Computing.
The Pentagon's blue-sky research program is looking for someone to create the ultimate hacker-proof messaging app.
Three studies have found tablet use effective in improving performance on standardized tests of reading preparedness by children in economically disadvantaged countries.
Educators need to start earlier and set a strong foundation to resolve the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
The brain can be both best friend and worst enemy.
When social-media users upload photographs and caption them, they don't just label their contents. They tell a story, which gives the photos context and additional emotional meaning.
End-to-end encryption by default is quickly becoming the new standard for any communications app that claims to care about the privacy of those who use it.
ELIZA-like programs balance modern AI with decades-old database techniques.
The history of humanity, as we've read it through DNA, has been written largely by females.