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This Saturday at 5:51 a.m. PDT, (8:51 a.m. EDT, 12:51 UTC) NASA's Juno spacecraft will get closer to the cloud tops of Jupiter than at any other time during its prime mission.
Most of the world's mathematicians fall into just 24 scientific 'families', one of which dates back to the fifteenth century.
A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has triggered a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, security researchers said on Thursday.
A University of Minnesota-led research team is using data-driven approaches to better understand the environmental and social impacts of climate change.
Computer science can play an important role in determining the conditions that give rise to the form of cooperation known as indirect reciprocity, or donation to others.
Researchers have shown that adding chaos to wireless communication can augment its reliability, efficiency, and security.
Automakers are taking divergent approaches to the development and deployment of driverless vehicles
Researchers at the University of Turin and Yahoo! have developed software that can identify the expression of sarcasm on social media and the Web.
When a single neuron fires, it is an isolated chemical blip. When many fire together, they form a thought.
Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers…
The roots of Linux stretch all the way back to the creation of Unix at AT&T’s Bell Labs in 1969.
Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists.
Papert argued that learning was most successful when students were engaged in creative acts – when they were making things.
City dwellers spend nearly every moment of every day awash in Wi-Fi signals.
Researchers have added a new technique to the CRISPR genome-editing system that lets scientists control when and where gene editing occurs by using ultraviolet light.
Researchers have developed open source software that will enable computational fluid dynamics applications to make good use of supercomputers.
Boston University professor Vivek Goyal says he has overcome the challenges of photographing clear images in low light.
A component of the software system that will manage data from the Square Kilometer Array telescope has run on Tianhe-2, the world's second-fastest supercomputer.
A squishy octopus-shaped machine less than 2 centimetres tall is making waves in the field of soft robotics.
Tim Berners-Lee and others want a more reliable Web that ensures integrity and privacy.
Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don't hold much water, according to the latest findings from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars.
Since it was first unveiled, we've learned bits and pieces about the hardware inside Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headset.
Smartphone speech recognition software gets a bad rap. Most users find the nascent technology to be frustratingly slow, and there are entire blogs dedicated to documenting examples of its biggest—and sometimes hilarious—mistakes…
Researchers say they have developed a virtual reality-based cyberattack that can reproduce the human face well enough to trick face-authentication systems.
Researchers at Princeton University have developed Piton, a chip they believe can significantly boost server performance while reducing energy consumption.
This year, at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, for the first time, more women than men graduated with a degree in computer science.
Researchers have trained a machine-learning algorithm to spot warning signs for depression on Instagram by analyzing the composition of posted images.
Lever aims to be a general-purpose programming language similar to Python with the ability to compile easily to standalone executables.
Australia intends to employ blockchain technology to let citizens vote online.