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A team of researchers has streamlined and accelerated genome assembly from a months-long process to minutes via the development of a new tool.
A new computer software tool will enable scholars to read the writings of ancient scrolls without having to unroll or open them.
A new project describes the cause of defect-free material breakage, which can cascade into failure.
A team of roboticists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology claimed a $2 million prize on Saturday that was offered by a Pentagon research agency for developing a mobile robot capable of operating in hazardous…
The mystery of how flatworms regenerate has been solved independently by a computer.
Pim Koeslag designs and fabricates some of the world's most complicated mechanical timepieces.
The Merlin Bird Photo ID is a bird photo identifier program that can recognize 400 of the most commonly seen birds in the United States and Canada.
A robotic cheetah built by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is now the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.
Google is in hot water in Europe, and its head of European operations is trying to cool things off.
Marauders Map is a browser extension that allows users to discover the identity of Facebook Messenger users, their location, and previous movements.
A group of computer scientists, crowdsourcing pioneers, and visionaries has created a roadmap for research into human computation.
Researchers have shown cultured rat brain cells can read signals from a robot, process the problem of obstacles, and give an appropriate, accurate solution.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said computers that learn in unsupervised ways and do not need to be told what to do in advance is the next phase of computer science.
Imagine trying to create a map of your house while confined to only the living room.
A group of researchers at the Chinese web services company Baidu have been barred from participating in an international competition for artificial intelligence technology after organizers discovered that the Baidu scientists…
University of Michigan professor Qiaozhu Mei and colleagues recently unveiled software that can quickly detect rumors on Twitter.
Final preparations are being made by 24 robotics teams about to compete for $3.5m (£2.3m) worth of prizes in a Pentagon-backed competition.
The European QoSMOS project addresses the problems of scarcity and cost commonly associated with the need for more radio spectrum.
The U.S. Department of Energy is pushing climate researchers to integrate observational science and scientific models.
A team of researchers and students are working to develop smart power management technologies.
Graphene may hold the key to creating a power source for portable electronics that charges in seconds.
A new generation of robots is on the way—smarter, more mobile, more collaborative and more adaptable.
If you lived on one of Pluto's moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day.
Three years ago, Bruce Conklin came across a method that made him change the course of his lab.
Thanks to resistance from Senator Rand Paul and other members of the Senate, the provisions of the USA Patriot Act that were used to justify the National Security Administration's broad collection of phone call metadata have…
A new augmented reality display could give music fans a better appreciation of what musicians are doing with digital instruments.
Stanford University researchers have developed a process that could make it practical to use light instead of electricity to carry data inside computers.
A new method of measuring the pain experienced by pediatric patients utilizes facial pattern recognition software.
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a robotic system that can inspect fruit flies and carry out previously impossible behavioral experiments.
Google's Project Loon intends to use interconnected balloons to bring Internet service to parts of the world that remain largely disconnected.