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A new variety of electronic sensor made from shape-memory polymers was modeled after whiskers.
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.
"Citizen Developers" can create new applications via low-code development.
On a frigid day last January in northern Sweden, a German-led team of physicists loaded a curious machine onto an unmanned rocket.
Here's the mission for Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft in a nutshell: Fly to a carbon-rich asteroid between the orbits of Earth and Mars, study it for a year and a half and then bring back some pieces for additional study on Earth…
Four geotagged posts are sufficient to identify an anonymous account from a telephone company's database of customers.
Researchers working with Uber developed an algorithm combining object detection, tracking over time, and prediction to improve maneuver planning by driverless vehicles.
Researchers have created a computational framework to match individual tumors with drugs or drug combinations most likely to destroy them.
A machine learning technique can make computers up to 24% better at guessing passwords.
Researchers in Germany collaborated on a system that can three-dimensionally print microelectrode arrays directly onto soft substrates.
A new dataset is designed to train artificial intelligence systems to recognize when they lack sufficient information to answer questions accurately.
The Supreme Court has handed down what may be the most important privacy case of the digital era, ruling on Friday that the government cannot force cellphone service providers to hand over their users' locations over significant…
Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, the US Supreme Court came close to banning software patents.
Pain is an indispensable tool for survival.
A team of engineers has created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, provides a real sense of touch through the fingertips.
A new modular flying robot powered by ducted fans can change shape while in flight.
An international team created an algorithm for generating lifelike three-dimensional avatars of four-legged animals solely from photos.
A new smart power outlet can analyze electrical current usage from single or multiple outlets.
A new method invented by University of Texas at Austin researchers can correct the errors that creep into DNA barcodes.
Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power of these futuristic machines.
Getting robots to do things isn't easy: Usually, scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate via language.
A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations.
Connecting electronic thermometers to smartphones permits the capture of instant, anonymized fever readings as leading indicators of influenza outbreaks.
Microsoft has added a research mode to its HoloLens mixed-reality smartglasses so researchers and developers can access a broader spectrum of sensor-captured data.
Researchers used machine learning techniques and a supercomputer to develop the most accurate models to date for simulations of water.
Research at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. validates the ability to three-dimensionally print advanced materials with molecules that can switch states.
A new study suggests big-data analysis may yield inaccurate representations about people.
Each World Cup, the sportswear giant Adidas designs an official ball to be used in the tournament.
A team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University received first prize in the third annual 2018 agBOT Challenge in Indiana.
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that uses input video to create photorealistic reanimations of portrait videos.