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The market, currently dominated by professional and hobbyist makers, could be changing.
Scientists are exploring the potential of custom-built DNA as a long-term data storage solution.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have used synthetic biology to program cells to remember and respond to a series of events.
Researchers have developed a method of using one camera to obtain facial performance capture, a key component of visual effects for movies and computer games.
Emerging technologies that draw from biomedical technology, nanotechnology, information technology and other fields are developing at a rapid pace and may lead to any number of ways people might be able to "upgrade" themselves…
A single sentence was all that was needed to detail the results of a search warrant executed last month on a cell phone in Texas: "Unable to obtain forensic aquisition [sic] of the described device."
Project Foghorn is one of those straight-from-science-fiction concepts we've come to expect from Alphabet, the sprawling conglomerate formerly known as Google.
Researchers at Yale University have achieved a 20-fold increase in quantum bit lifetime.
Apple's legal battle over encryption dominated headlines earlier this year, but another tech giant is fighting a quieter legal war over user privacy: Microsoft. It won a major victory last week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals…
Researchers have integrated sensors, electronics, and microfluidics into threads that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data in real time.
A team of physicists at the University of Texas at Austin says it has had the first-ever glimpse into an atomically thin new semiconducting material.
A new algorithm promises to make the surfaces of a wide range of materials look a lot more realistic.
The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Outreach Summer allows high school girls to hear lectures and conduct research with faculty in Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Machine vision algorithms have a weakness that enables them to be deceived by images modified in ways humans could easily detect.
Transistors will stop shrinking after 2021, but Moore's law will probably continue, according to the final International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is now selecting rock targets for its laser spectrometer—the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission.
Chinese scientists are on the verge of being first in the world to inject people with cells modified using the CRISPR–Cas9 gene-editing technique.
China's Sunway TaihuLight in June topped the Top500 list as the world's most powerful supercomputer.
A personalized image search engine enables users to predict their appearance with a different hairstyle, or as they would look in a different time period, age, or country.
Phys.orgDisney researchers have developed a method to pre-compute an optimized center of rotation for each vertex in a character model.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently named 49 participants to its 2016 Datanauts program.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say the public would benefit if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars.
A new understanding of our galaxy's structure began in an unlikely way: on Twitter. A research effort sparked by tweets led scientists to confirm that the Milky Way's central bulge of stars forms an "X" shape.
Baidu, China's internet search giant, has shown just what you can learn when you have access to enough location data.
When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA's secrets, he famously asked them put their phones in the fridge to block any radio signals that might be used to silently activate the devices’…
Synthetic biology allows researchers to program cells to perform novel functions such as fluorescing in response to a particular chemical or producing drugs in response to disease markers.
Rutgers University researchers have put four silicone-based wheels with air-powered motors inside of them on a robot that is as soft as a Crocs shoe.
Disney researchers have developed software that enables users to program industrial knitting machines.
A new technique uses big data analytics and test-mining methods to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of high-technology startups.
Facebook Connectivity Lab researchers have developed an optical technology to help laser beams deliver fast Internet access to remote areas.