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Computer scientists at Stanford University and Google have created technology that can track time down to 100 billionths of a second. It could be just what Wall Street is looking for.
In Chile, politicians resent the Comptroller General, which audits government officials to prevent corruption.
New research has found that taking regular breaks can improve team performance.
A new system allows autonomous robots to behave like beavers, termites, and other creatures that build structures in response to environmental cues.
Researchers and students worked together to turn the city’s Wrigley Field ballpark into a sensor node installation.
University of Virginia researchers are training educators on how to teach cybersecurity to adolescents through a summer camp program.
Researchers have developed an algorithm to help identify biomarkers that differentiate between cell populations at the single-cell level.
Genetic engineering, the search for dark matter, quantum computing and communications, artificial intelligence, brain science—the list of potentially disruptive research goes on.
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal complex organic molecules originating from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea that this ocean world hosts conditions suitable for life.
For Anthony Nighswander, rock-bottom unemployment is both a headache and an opportunity. For businesses and workers, it could be the key to reversing one of the country's most vexing economic problems: slow productivity growth…
Middle-school students in Kalispell, MT, have built an app to help prevent suicide.
The IEEE Standards Association has embraced the OpenFog Consortium's reference architecture as a fog computing standard.
In its first public demonstration, IBM tested its Project Debater computer system against two human debaters.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has begun certifying products that support WPA3, a major security advance over the WPA2 protocol that has been in use since 2004.
An "increasingly open source world" needs specialists in Linux and other open source technologies.
The 144 words of Robert Frost's seminal poem "The Road Not Taken" fit neatly onto a single printed page. Or in a 1-kilobyte data file.
After travelling for three-and-a-half years, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 this week makes its final approach to the asteroid Ryugu.
America is now home to the world's speediest supercomputer. But the new list of the 500 swiftest machines underlines how much faster China is building them.
An international team of researchers has developed a low-cost sensor that can diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions.
Baldwin Wallace University's Jodi Tims, chair of ACM's Council on Women in Computing, discusses how an academic career in computer science offers exceptional rewards.
Researchers have found that a person's mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24-hour pattern.
Engineers have developed small three-dimensionally printed structures whose movements can be controlled with external magnetic fields.
Frank Heart, who supervised development of the first routing computer for the precursor to the Internet, has passed away.
Scientists in Australia have developed a faster, more accurate way for robots to grasp objects, particularly in cluttered and changing environments.
Say goodbye to ET, Marvin the Martian and Yoda. Humans are probably the only intelligent life in the universe, researchers from the University of Oxford have reported in a paper posted to academic preprint server arXiv.
In the last decade, we have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and have learned that rocky, temperate worlds are numerous in our galaxy.
Today, U.S. supercomputer advocates are cheering, because for the first time since 2012, a U.S. supercomputer—Oak Ridge National Laboratory's newly installed Summit supercomputer—has been ranked #1 in performance, capturing the…
While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication.
A new machine learning algorithm can register brain scans and other three-dimensional images about 1,000 times faster than previously possible using novel learning methods.