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In 2015, geneticist Guy Reeves was trying to configure a free software system called Galaxy to get his bioinformatics projects off the ground.
Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from NASA's Cassini mission.
Last week, the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to corporations that try to use patent law as a weapon against other firms, saying that companies can only be sued for patent infringement in the places they actually do business…
Two complementary research projects plan to cooperate further to help smartphone users monitor how apps handle their personally identifiable information.
Researchers have developed an algorithm to tune a Dynamic Vision Sensor camera to detect only specific changes in brightness that matter for a particular system.
Researchers at the University of Utah found perovskites permit easily controllable electron spin and have a sufficiently long spin lifetime to transport information.
Researchers have discovered that humans whose lower limbs are fastened to a typical clinical robot only modify their gait if the forces the robot applies threaten their walking ability.
Researchers have demonstrated a protocol for long-distance quantum communication using a network of crystals.
Google's DeepMind unit has announced the retirement of its AlphaGo software after it won a three-game match against Chinese Go champion Ke Jie.
Pale "halos" around fractures in bedrock analyzed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover contain copious silica, indicating that ancient Mars had liquid water for a long time.
Sören Schwertfeger finished his postdoctorate research on autonomous robots in Germany, and seemed set to go to Europe or the United States, where artificial intelligence was pioneered and established.
When engineers design a new aircraft, they carry out much of the initial testing not on full-sized jets but on model planes that have been scaled down to fit inside a wind tunnel.
At last week's Pentagon Lab Day in Washington, DC, the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) and Army Research Lab demonstrated a prototype of technology straight out of first…
Over the past year, the Kremlin's strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more recently in France.
Giant tech companies are fighting over the technology in court. Start-ups around the world are racing to develop new versions of it. And engineers say it is essential to making autonomous cars safe.
The Russian Quantum Center announced the creation of the first quantum-safe blockchain for securing cryptocurrencies and classified government communications and other sensitive digital transactions.
Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a robotic dance instructor.
The U.S. National Security Agency is developing encryption standards to withstand quantum computing.
Researchers have developed a new method that could help lead to the development of practical, diamond-based quantum computing devices.
Google researchers say they plan to demonstrate "quantum supremacy" by year's end.
On New Year's Eve in 2015 local and federal agents arrested a 26-year-old man in Rochester, N.Y., for planning to attack people at random later that night using knives and a machete.
Early science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the…
During a private meeting in the Oval Office earlier this month, President Donald Trump is understood to have disclosed highly classified intelligence to two senior Russian diplomats.
Researchers say they have developed techniques manufacturers can use to thwart intellectual property thieves.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently received the $100,000 grand prize of the National Center for Women in Information Technology NEXT Award.
Researchers have analyzed the use of emojis by 1 million users via more than 1.2 billion messages.
Stanford University scholars discuss the challenging ethical ramifications of driverless vehicles.
End-users want to be able to repair their expensive electronics; manufacturers disagree.
The universe's "most interesting star" just started acting up again.
Over the last 20 years, the technology industry has become the most powerful industry in the world, boasting seven of the 20 most profitable companies.