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They call it Herb2. It's a dapper robot, wearing a bowtie even while it sits at home in its lab at the University of Washington.
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can determine the location of dangerous lead pipes in Flint, MI.
A next-generation virtual reality headset enables wearers to manipulate both real and virtual objects with tactile sensation.
A new algorithm locates objects by leveraging collections of sensors that receive and transmit signals.
Chicago-area educators are striving to close the gender gap among students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes.
A new camera substitutes a regular pane of glass for the lens, in conjunction with a computer running an algorithm to interpret the images.
Researchers have improved the ability of a conversational human-like robot to have a natural dialogue with people by enhancing its listening skills.
Have you had your genome sequenced yet? Millions of people around the world already have, and by 2025 that number could reach a billion.
After inspecting asteroid Ryugu for two months, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed the sites where the Hayabusa2 spacecraft will touchdown to collect a sample to bring back to Earth—and also where it will…
Researchers have developed an approach for securing the wireless communications of wearable and implantable medical devices.
An algorithm-based system that identifies linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregators and social media sites with a new weapon against misinformation.
Researchers have rooted out the cause of error in an industry-standard calibration method that could add up to massive losses for microchip manufacturers.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a robot to serve as a reading partner for middle school students.
Rice University researchers have developed a diagnostic tool for quantum computers.
You probably assume that someone can only see what's on your computer screen by looking at it.
Julia Stewart Lowndes studied metre-long Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), tagging them to track their dives, as a graduate student at Stanford University in California in 2011.
A new "in-body global-positioning system" can locate ingestible implants within the body using low-power wireless signals.
Researchers have identified online user tracking techniques that cannot be blocked by browsers' built-in anti-tracking defenses or existing anti-tracking and ad-blocking extensions.
Smart glasses developed by Microsoft Research's Glabella Project can measure blood pressure noninvasively.
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence camera system that classifies images faster and more efficiently.
Maturing bug bounty programs spot data abuse, secure the Internet of Things.
MIT researchers have taken a step toward solving a longstanding challenge with wireless communication: direct data transmission between underwater and airborne devices.
Initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its expected lifetime—and is still going strong after 15 years.
A startup plans to install four slabs of concrete with embedded sensors at an intersection in Denver, CO.
A paper-based single-use battery harnesses bacteria to generate an electric current, and then to consume the battery after its use.
Researchers used deep learning algorithms to improve software for the animation and gaming industry.
A new class of cyberattack can hijack smart appliances online and enlist them in a botnet to orchestrate power outages.
Swedish researcher Johan Torkel Hastad has been named recipient of the 2018 Donald E. Knuth Prize for his contributions to computational complexity theory.
Researchers found insights into ant cooperation could be incorporated into the development of large swarms of robots.
Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely to react to their messages.