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Since last September, scientists using NASA's Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO) on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft have generated maps of the distribution of water in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov…
Seven European Union-based research teams are working to teach robots how to interact with humans and work together to accomplish tasks.
Medical personnel can use a portable electronic device without posing a danger to others, as long as they adhere to a hospital's designated minimum separation distance.
Indiana University researchers have developed a computational method that can exploit any body of knowledge to help human fact-checkers.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed an easily concealable device that can deduce encryption keys by sniffing the electromagnetic leakage from a computer.
The trend toward using coding camps as a means to quickly gain technology skills is gaining increasing significance in 2015, according to a new Course Report survey.
A new application dubbed AppT enables users to monitor and analyze their mobile device usage.
"If you are walking down the street, a public street, should a company be able to identify you without your permission?"
Image recognition is a complicated business. For Google, that means an artificial neural network—software capable of learning.
Understanding how the brain works—or doesn't, as the case may be—depends on deciphering the patterns of electrical signals its neurons produce.
The CityFarm research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab seeks to expand the emerging field of vertical farming.
Karl Moritz Hermann and his team at Google DeepMind say the way some news sites display articles facilitates the creation of a database computers can use to learn.
North Carolina State University researchers have created stretchable, transparent conductors using a nano-accordion design.
Researchers have launched a beta version of a search engine that invites users to explore concepts by generating cartographic atlases about subjects of interest.
WebAssembly is a joint project among Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, and Apple to create a new Internet platform.
The genome of a famous 8,500-year-old North American skeleton, known as Kennewick Man, shows that he is closely related to Native American tribes that have for decades been seeking to bury his bones.
Earlier this week, the Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander finally woke up after a seven-month snooze.
Indiana University’s Robert Schnabel will take the top staff position at the world’s largest computing society.
One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I'm intrigued by, but know nothing about.
University of Technology, Sydney researchers are developing a smartphone application to help online clothes shoppers get the purchase right the first time.
A software defined networking operating system developed by the ONOS project is now up and running on a "virtual slice" of Internet2.
Researchers have reconstructed spoken words from brain waves associated with speech processes and transformed the speech into text.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers say they have developed the first flexible phase change random access memory.
Three-and-a-half years ago, a strange computing device appeared at an office building in the tiny farmland town of Shelby, Iowa.
In a surprise decision, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that the Estonian news site Delfi may be held responsible for anonymous and allegedly defamatory comments from its readers.
Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon’s surface dissolves in a similar process that creates sinkholes on…
In an interview, U.S. President Barack Obama discusses "digital teams" of technologists he brought in to improve technology across the executive branch of government.
New software can judge outfits from a photograph and offer suggestions to make them look more chic.
Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab is exploring how to overcome phobias, confront prejudices, and better tolerate pain with virtual reality.