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Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of things really stresses most computer hardware, since it involves regular evaluations of performance and constant trips back…
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed cell-sized robots that can sense their environment, store data, and conduct computational tasks.
Using a computer model of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor, researchers have found a unique binding site for natural ligands and drugs.
Researchers are working with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to see how lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has affected buildings and infrastructure.
A robotic hand? Four autonomous fingers and a thumb that can do anything your own flesh and blood can do? That is still the stuff of fantasy.
Is this the beginning of the end of algorithmic bias in public-sector services?
In a basement storeroom at Stanford University in California, the guts of a dozen DNA sequencers lie exposed—hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cameras and lasers, optics and fluid controllers, all scavenged from a late…
The world's largest robot is an autonomous train that hauls tons of material across Australia.
A team of researchers has refined a method to enable a 1,000-fold enlargement of computer storage capacity, and used it to fabricate atomic-scale circuits.
Researchers have developed artificial intelligence software that can identify and quantify different kinds of cyanobacteria that can shut down water systems.
A new U.S. National Institutes of Health program aims to help researchers accelerate biomedical advances by providing access to commercial cloud computing technologies.
A study by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology warns of a decade-old bug in the Bluetooth specification.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking insect-sized robots to compete under its Short-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) program.
In the midst of growing public concern over artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and the use of data, Brent Hecht has a controversial proposal: the computer-science community should change its peer-review process to ensure that…
In a press briefing just two weeks ago, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the grand jury assembled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller had returned an indictment against 12 officers of Russia's Main Intelligence…
Researchers at Yale University have designed a system to prevent future quantum computers from "leaking" errors in ancillary quantum bits to logical qubits.
A Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer is testing a decentralized blockchain network for processing massive volumes of data produced by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology researchers have come up with a new technique for probing molecular behavior.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in September will host competitions to advance geotechnology's subterranean mapping capabilities.
Purdue University researchers have developed a manufacturing technique that can make electronics faster than conventional methods.
Kathleen Howell never aspired to walk on the moon.
The mind-reading headsets won't read minds.
Roboticists from the University of Colorado, Boulder are investigating the use of augmented reality to improve human-robot collaboration.
Researchers have successfully used artificial intelligence to identify early-stage stomach cancer with high accuracy.
Grand Canyon University recently hosted more than 80 teachers from across Arizona for a workshop on how to integrate computer science curriculums into their classrooms.
Cornell University researchers have found thousands of applications enabling domestic abusers to spy on their partners.
Consumer fears intensify as self-driving car fatalities dent the driverless dream.
A large saltwater lake seems to lurk under ice near Mars's south pole.
Many experimental robots that live in research laboratories around the world may be wide open to hackers.
Toronto's tech scene is so hot the city created more jobs than the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle and Washington, D.C., combined last year, while leapfrogging New York in a ranking of "talent markets."