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As we wander through buildings and streets, restaurants and universities, countless signals are buzzing around our heads, so silent and invisible we forget they are there.
German researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that can take a photograph and make it look like a drawing by Vincent van Gogh or Pablo Picasso.
In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate Europe's digital economy.
Many of the world's top computer science experts met last week to determine how the widespread collection of data about consumers can be prevented from causing harm.
Uber is collaborating with the University of Arizona on a mapping and safety project for self-driving cars.
Some mathematicians think the field of mathematics is approaching a limit that cannot yield further breakthroughs without computerized assistance.
A new algorithmic analysis technique can identify the disjointed patterns of speech considered a hallmark of schizophrenia.
Two Ph.D. students are seeking to determine how soon artificial intelligence might exceed the capabilities of the human brain.
Bitcoin was quickly adopted by people before any serious analysis of the technology was done, says University of Maryland, College Park professor Jonathan Katz.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced a Pentagon project to develop flexible electronic devices with Silicon Valley companies and scientists.
Wearing a green Dartmouth College jersey, the newest player on the school's football team readies for action during a preseason practice.
This remote KBO was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommended to NASA by the New Horizons team. Although NASA has selected 2014 MU69 as the target, as part of its normal review process the agency…
It's a bad day both for Albert Einstein and for hackers.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degree holders were among the top earners in a new ranking of bachelor-level majors by PayScale.
A new tool could offer a way around censorship technologies enabled by repressive governments.
Technology experts at an artificial intelligence-themed event were dismissive of scenarios in which super-intelligent machines eventually surpass human intelligence.
University of Texas at Austin professor Guihua Yu and colleagues have used a new gel with a unique combination of properties to fabricate a self-healing electrical circuit.
The recent rash of online hacks highlights a mounting need for cybersecurity professionals, including women.
A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has since been amended by Congress.
We only have one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars.
After the huge chemical explosion in Tianjin, China, this month, two cleanup efforts began.
Can Big Data coexist with Privacy?
Three ACM A.M. Turing Award winning-scientists discuss technology trends they find very troubling.
Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia.
When you fill a sink, the water rises at the same rate to the same height in every corner. That's not the way it works with our rising seas.
A new program can detect if someone is drunk by reading their text messages.
Sanmay Das has received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to use novel methods to model the dynamics of competing platforms in defined sectors.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Robust Robotics Group want to teach unmanned aerial vehicles and other robots to think for themselves.
Sea level rise is a natural consequence of the warming of our planet.