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Silently, the drone aircraft glides above the arid terrain of New Mexico—until it suddenly pivots out of control and plummets to the ground.
Ivan Poupyrev looks like he's playing the world's smallest violin.
Dartmouth College researchers have developed a smartphone app that automatically predicts college students' grade point average based on their smartphone data.
University of Bristol researchers have developed, and are studying, intelligent handheld robots.
Researchers have developed a quantum error correction code that requires the measurement of only a few quantum bits at a time.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is collaborating on a platform for searching the Deep Web.
A researcher at Mexico's National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics is developing a drone that can fly autonomously without GPS.
Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.
Social robots like the quasi-anthropomorphic Jibo and Amazon's far more utilitarian Echo are beginning to find their places in our living rooms.
The speed of light, c, is an absolute physical constant.
One of the abiding mysteries of physics is how to make the transition between quantum and classical objects.
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos. Today, the technique is used in everything from Google image searches to Facebook's newsfeed algorithms…
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University are working to develop a device that could help the visually impaired shop for food independently.
Researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices and a radio-controlled trigger that could remotely activate self-destruction on demand.
New research suggests security systems could use brainwaves to verify the identity of individuals.
Yann LeCun is among those bringing a new level of artificial intelligence to popular internet services from the likes of Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
How a technology firm is disrupting the payments market.
Imagine an oak tree in a field of wheat, silhouetted against a cloudless blue sky on a dreamy sunny afternoon.
Computer scientists have endowed a six-legged robot with the ability to rapidly modify its motion to cope with damage, such as the loss of a foot.
Two powerful science investigations will help unravel the mystery of whether Jupiter's icy moon Europa might have the right conditions for life, when a new NASA mission heads there sometime in the 2020s.
In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was built on Oahu’s west shore for the landing of the Commonwealth Pacific Cable (COMPAC).
Scientists have used supercomputers to move a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose.
ErsatzPasswords is a security system that makes it much harder for hackers to obtain usable passwords from a leaked database.
An international group of researchers has developed the WALK-MAN robot to seamlessly operate in environments damaged by disasters.
A team of researchers has developed a machine-vision algorithm that can identify and highlight beautiful images.
Researchers placed an implant in the posterior parietal cortex of a man paralyzed from the neck down, who then controlled a robotic arm with his mind.
On March 27th, an American astronaut named Scott Kelly blasted off from Earth and, six hours later, clambered onto the International Space Station.
A new report suggests the rise of connected cars could create major network traffic headaches for mobile network operators.
Bacteria that make us sick are bad enough, but many of them also continually evolve in ways that help them develop resistance to common antibiotic drugs, making our medications less effective or even moot.
The grinder community seeks to biohack the human race with technology implants.