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Researchers have implemented a fifth-generation supercomputer to help reach the goal of digitally simulating a complete mammalian brain by 2020.
San Francisco has proposed a $1.9-billion project to build its own high-speed network, to provide Internet access to more than 100,000 residents who lack home connectivity.
Hackers are finding more severe vulnerabilities than ever before, as the total number of high or critical severity vulnerabilities identified increased 22% last year.
When you sign up for Facebook on your phone, the app isn't just giving you the latest updates and photos from your friends and family.
Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies, saying such artificial intelligence is too important and potentially dangerous for tech giants to police themselves.…
A new insider attack strategy involving the measurement of thermal energy from keyboards has demonstrated the ability to expose passwords.
The White House has established an Office of Science and Technology Policy subcommittee to oversee federal backing and investment for quantum technology research.
A team of researchers used boron arsenide crystals to cool electronic devices more effectively than current methods.
A sprawling robot at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel upgrades an earlier design's wheel-leg mobility so it can scale impediments.
Researchers used computer models to determine how veins containing red blood get their bluish appearance.
Amanda Lacaze grabbed her iPhone and rattled off the names of the special minerals needed to make it.
It was the smallest bullet you could possibly imagine, a subatomic particle weighing barely more than a thought, and a cosmic blunderbuss, a supermassive black hole, squirting fire down a gravitational gun barrel.
Researchers in Spain have developed an analysis method for systematically identifying genes involved in hereditary cancer risk, using existing cancer genome datasets.
California Institute of Technology researchers have developed an artificial neural network from DNA that can correctly identify handwritten numbers.
Ohio State University researchers investigating the challenge of ambiguous language for computers used an online game to clarify work in the field of natural language processing.
A three-dimensionally-printed nervous system could allow robots to perceive touch the way we do.
Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.
When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities.
The Girl Scouts are hosting workshops to teach members the basics in science, technology, engineering, and math.
An analysis of Android apps found “several” clandestinely recording and sharing video and images of users' screens.
Organizations are offering free coding programs for Web engineers that include job placement; graduates agree to pay the schools a portion of their salaries once they are employed.
A team of researchers has developed a prototype bandage that can actively monitor chronic wounds, and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing.
Cornell University researchers have devised ways for biodegradable robotic actuators to be powered by popping corn.
San Diego State University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are testing mixed-reality software for the education of nurse trainees.
The gems of every World Cup are the impossible goals.
For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save IBM's POWER line. Elsewhere AMD had self-destructed, making it pretty…
A galaxy spinning around a hungry supermassive black hole that's guzzling down matter and shooting out plasma jets has grabbed the attention of astronomers 13 billion light-years away.
A University of California, Berkeley team has engineered a robot that can mimic an activity after viewing it only once on a video screen.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany have developed a new method to avoid embedding bias into machine learning algorithms.
Virtual reality is allowing architects to preview structures that have not yet been built in an immersive, three-dimensional manner.