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To an untrained AI, the world is a blur of confusing data streams.
A researcher will use a $550,000 U.S. National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial systems and create algorithms to reduce those risks.
Researchers have received a $1.2-million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to help biologists improve crop management.
Researchers have received a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to design and build wearable technologies to help humans experience the world through a dog's senses.
Are there benefits to teaching computational thinking to preschoolers?
The longest amount of time that a spacecraft has survived on the surface of Venus is 127 minutes.
Marta Zlatic owns what could be the most tedious film collection ever.
Team ACRV, from the Australian Center for Robotic Vision at the Queensland University of Technology, won the final combined task in Amazon's 2017 Robotics Challenge.
Osaka University president Shojiro Nishio stresses the need to keep artificial intelligence under human control.
The ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks in July highlighted developing a hacking model for anticipating cyberattacks.
Researchers have developed a design system to catalog the physical characteristics of a huge number of tiny cube clusters that can function as building blocks for 3D-printable objects.
Researchers have developed a deep-learning textual sentiment algorithm which can analyze tweets to pick up sarcasm and general emotional subtext.
Researchers aim to improve enhance search engines by integrating artificial intelligence with annotation insights and information encoded in domain-specific resources.
When Jason Matheny joined the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as a program manager in 2009, he made a habit of chatting to the organization's research analysts. "What do you need?" he would ask, …
In a lot of ways, stars are our model for creating nuclear fusion here on Earth, with fusion power often promoted as "harnessing the power of the Sun."
What is our universe made of, and has its composition changed over time?
The U.S. National Science Foundation has allocated 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience awards to help the research community understand the human brain.
CIF-CK is a new artificial intelligence architecture program that uses social behavior models to make individual "Skyrim" non-player characters more reactive and adaptable.
Could the next flyby target for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft actually be two targets?
Wegner made significant contributions to the theory of object-oriented programming.
A second-generation academic supercomputer aims to break into the top rankings of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Way back in the 1980s, when I was a young naval officer, the Global Positioning System was still in its experimental stage.
Now that science is a big step closer to being able to fiddle with the genes of a human embryo, is it time to panic?
The donation comes from Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and Wendy Schmidt, president of The Schmidt Family Foundation and cofounder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute.
Researchers have created the iNaturalist Challenge, a competition to produce the best machine-learning algorithm for identifying the world's plant and animal species.
Researchers are conducting high-performance computing operations in space.
Researchers at Panasonic have developed an artificial intelligence platform to keep tired drivers comfortably alert at all times.
The Ruby programming language's popularity has plummeted steeply in the past few years, owing to scalability limits, slower application runtimes, and an inability to let computer scientists gain the same types of insight into…
Researchers have built precise models of how individual muscles and limbs move in response to neural control signals, and organized a contest to develop models of the brain's movement control systems.
A new sleep monitoring system uses an algorithm to analyze radio signals around subjects and translate those measurements into sleep stages.