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Google recently launched a website to demonstrate the company's progress in semantic search.
Researchers used artificial intelligence to discover and improve metallic glass faster and less expensively than previous methods.
Researchers used quantum mechanics to develop a new method for generating random numbers to help shield sensitive information from eavesdropping.
Researchers say they have developed the first fully three-dimensionally-printed dielectric elastomer actuators to perform high bending motion.
The creators of malicious code could be unmasked by a machine learning de-anonymizer.
In Ridley Scott's seminal blockbuster Blade Runner, humanity has harnessed bio-engineering to create a race of replicants that look, act and sound human—but are made entirely from synthetic material.
In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.
It was supposed to be the laptop that saved the world.
The United States undercut China's technology ambitions on Tuesday, advancing a new rule that would limit the ability of Chinese telecommunications companies to sell their products in this country.
Using small, rotating magnetic fields, researchers controlled nanomachines inside of living cells to trace the letters "N" and "M."
Researchers have developed a residential energy scheduling algorithm by training three action dependent heuristic dynamic programming networks.
Researchers have verified a new material configuration to facilitate cooling of electronics using holey silicon.
New smart electricity technology recently passed a major test in Australia by proving it can help manage renewable energy and battery storage for households and the electric grid.
An analysis of popular children's apps available on the Google Play Store has determined most may be in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
A new machine learning and artificial intelligence technique generates a visible face image from a thermal image of a person's face taken at night.
In 1981, Richard Feynman suggested that a quantum computer might be able to simulate the evolution of quantum systems much better than classical computers. Except for several proof-of-principle experiments, no working quantum…
When Zbynek Frolik needed new employees to handle surging orders at his cavernous factories in central Bohemia, he fanned advertisements across the Czech Republic. But in a prosperous economy where nearly everyone had work, there…
The European Union is preparing to implement sweeping privacy rules next month, but these new protections of individuals' information may set a new standard around the world—including in the U.S.
Researchers have developed a three-dimensional-printing method that can monitor laundry detergent use, and place an order when the supply is running low.
Researchers have used laser beams to manipulate a sodium atom and a caesium atom into a single, asymmetrical molecule, making it potentially useful for quantum computing.
Deep learning can discern and enhance microscopic details in smartphone photos, with the potential to transform applications in global health, telemedicine, and medical diagnostics.
Algorithms must be trained on current health data to be useful.
Smith was well-known as a leader in high-performance computer architecture and programming languages for parallel computers.
You've likely seen artificial intelligence technology spread into apps, devices and services, doing things like recognizing your friends' faces in photos and endowing smart speakers with human-sounding voices.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray on the bureau's efforts to unlock encrypted devices after a critical watchdog report.
Researchers at the San Francisco-based Gladstone Institutes are studying whether computers can be trained to identify structures in unstained cells.
Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a simulation to guide farmers on soybean-planting strategies.
Scientists are working to build cathodes for batteries that do not rely on cobalt.
Researchers have assembled an annotated genome of the California Yellowtail for the first time.