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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers and partner organizations have launched a project to track COVID-19 patients through their phones.
The hope is that smartphone tracking — combined with widespread testing — can help create a framework for cities to let people resume their lives.
From today, messages identified as "highly forwarded" can be forwarded to a single person, instead of five.
As authorities seek technological solutions to the pandemic, experts fear the consequences for civil liberties.
The use of distance learning has grown quickly in primary education, in response to school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) used artificial intelligence to find unexploded Vietnam War-era bombs in Cambodia.
Researchers at Google have developed a robotic dog and taught it to walk by showing it motion-capture videos of real dogs walking on treadmills.
More than 2 million Britons and 150,000 Israelis have completed health surveys to trace COVID-19 outbreaks and send resources where they can do the most good.
Researchers have developed a technique to study glioblastoma brain tumors using a three-dimensionally (3D)-printed framework composed of human brain cells and biomaterials.
Researchers have developed a technique for evaluating chatbots' conversational skills based on whether their dialogues are genuinely interesting to the user.
The danger of relying on COBOL despite its obsolescence is not a new issue.
Footage, preserved in original canister, shows people who worked at secret wartime site
"Good news," Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf tweeted Friday that he and his wife are recovering from COVID-19, the coronavirus disease.
ZDNet has identified five COVID-19-themed malware strains that can wipe an infected PC's files or rewrite its master boot record (MBR).
Engineers have developed a way to three-dimensionally print neural probes and other electronic devices that are as soft and flexible as rubber.
A team of collaborated on the development of wireless attachable "backpack" computers that can be used to track tiny animals in hard-to-reach habitats.
GitHub this month plans to add another 100 million folders to its existing cache of the equivalent of 10,000 folders of source code files in Coal Mine 3, a disused facility on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to permit Wi-Fi devices to access a greater portion of the radiofrequency spectrum.
Many countries scrambling to contain the coronavirus pandemic are deploying digital surveillance to control their populations.
A new wearable strain sensor can complete sensitive, stable, and continuous measurements of physical signals.
A new approach for using a quantum computer to realize a near-term "killer app" was awarded the $2,500 first prize in the 2019 IBM Q Best Paper Award competition.
A robotic system uses eight UV-C ultraviolet-light-emitting bulbs to destroy bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microbes.
Researchers are using convolutional neural networks to identify the few frames of interest among massive amounts of visual information.
Algorithms and supercomputers help tease out how soil microbes affect global climate.
A shortage of medical equipment is spurring healthcare providers to turn to three-dimensional (3D) printing as a temporary solution during the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed the first U.S. state law curbing law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology.
Cybersecurity researchers have found that many mobile phone applications allow others to access private data or block user-provided content through "backdoor secrets."
Researchers have found that mobile health devices can help screen for and detect atrial fibrillation.
Fraudulent Twitter accounts created by the Russian Internet Research Agency may have contributed to politicizing Americans’ views on vaccines.
Data suggests that mass business closures and social-distancing edicts imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic are helping reduce the numbers of fevers recorded across the U.S.