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A planetary stethoscope will soon be on its way to listen to the heartbeat of Mars.
A new flexible wireless sensor worn on the skin monitors the pH of the wearer's sweat in real time.
The European Commission will be investing an extra €1.5 billion in artificial intelligence through 2020 under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
University of Minnesota researchers have printed electronics on a real hand for the first time.
A new Web browser brings order to complex searches in a way not possible with conventional tabbed browsing.
A new artificial intelligence tool can determine the best locations for electric car charging stations.
Researchers are using new machine learning techniques to teach electronic devices to share data and communicate with other machines without human assistance.
Carmakers have big plans for their next generation of factories: smarter designs, artificial intelligence and collaborative robots building a wide range of vehicles on the same line.
The parallel existence of an intelligent species closely related to us has long fascinated scientists and the public alike.
A new study has found that the way mobile phone users interact with their devices could result in a phenomenon known as "change blindness."
Europe's leading scientists have crafted plans for a multinational European institute for artificial intelligence research.
Researchers have created origami that folds itself.
Researchers have developed the first truly holographic videoconferencing system, allowing users in different locations to appear before one another life-size and in three dimensions.
The U.S. Army is creating a virtual duplicate of our planet in which to drill troops.
Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to Facebook. And they were furious.
Cosmologists think that in its first moments, the Universe ballooned from a subatomic size to bigger than a grapefruit. But testing theories about this period is difficult, because researchers cannot recreate such extreme conditions…
Berlin startup Spil.ly had a problem last spring. The company was developing an augmented-reality app akin to a full-body version of Snapchat's selfie filters—hold up your phone and see your friends' bodies transformed with special…
The search for a universal memory is aimed at ultimately replacing the entire computer memory hierarchy with a single technology.
A new technology could one day help tell whether tendon injuries are sufficiently healed for people to resume normal activities.
Researchers are using network analysis techniques popularized through social media applications to discover patterns in Earth's natural history.
Researchers have demonstrated a technique for engineering optical properties of defects in diamonds, providing a method of storing information that could be used in a quantum computing system.
Researchers have used a deep neural network to build the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory tasks such as identifying a musical genre.
On December 2, 2015, a man named Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on employees of the Department of Public Health in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22 during what was supposed…
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data.
ESA's Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.
Researchers have created a software framework to help developers design integrated mechanisms of computation, networking, and physical processes.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are increasingly popular as cloud Internet of Things platforms.
A new algorithm compresses big data from bridge monitoring systems into more manageable sizes.
Researchers at Korea's Yonsei and Chung-Ang universities have developed a molybdenum disulfide transistor that can be used in bendable OLED displays.
Adding even a few automated vehicles to traffic will positively influence all traffic flow, resulting in faster, smoother commutes for all drivers, according to a new study.