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The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.
Recipients of the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize, and the ACM A.M. Turing Award met with 200 young researchers from over 50 nations.
Attackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of "smart" devices in homes and businesses…
Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have created a device that can produce large clusters of entangled photons on demand.
The European Union-funded CLOUDLIGHTNING project seeks to construct a more efficient, heterogeneous, and user-centric cloud.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a multi-year initiative to create technologies that could provide early warning of cyberattacks.
Machine-learning systems taught interesting patterns from data and documents fed into them could also pick up gender stereotypes from those sources.
Mathematician Harald Helfgott at Germany's University of Gottingen has proposed a way to improve an ancient method for finding prime numbers.
ESA's historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.
Last Monday, the Obama Administration released a hundred-and-twelve-page policy tome, "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy," which, despite its sleep-inducing title, found an eager readership.
Sophisticated algorithms allow electrical nerve stimulation products to quell pain, in some cases, better than drugs.
Researchers at Grand Valley State University are using technology to study the nationwide decline of the honeybee population.
Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed electronic components that could lead to significant advances in brain-inspired computing.
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new method to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9%.
Google's Project Loon plans to use balloons to beam the Internet from the stratosphere down to people on Earth where access is otherwise unavailable.
Hackers could influence the outcomes of November’s elections, a computer science professor who has demonstrated security weaknesses in voting machines told lawmakers on Wednesday.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the universe emerged from an ocean called Nun, boundless and inert.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission will come to a dramatic end on Friday,
New Ethernet standards are now finalized, making existing cabling as much as five time faster.
Microsoft is embarking on a major upgrade of its Azure systems.
Google's latest advance in machine learning could make the world a little smaller.
The European Union-funded INSIGHT project has gained a new understanding of how people solve problems, which one day could lead to smarter robots.
Australian National University researchers say they have taken another step toward creating quantum computers by stopping light in a new experiment.
Researchers have demonstrated that memristors could be the missing link in the development of implants that use signals from the brain to treat medical conditions.
Researchers want to automate encryption so software developers can correctly integrate cryptographic protocols into applications that communicate over the Internet.
Harvard University researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm to train a computer to recognize the neural patterns associated with various scents.
Votemate is a new Web application that could make it easier for people to confirm they are registered to vote.
The Rosetta comet orbiter will meet a sticky end on 30 September, but not before a finale that should see it gather the most detailed images yet of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko—or indeed of any comet.
In the fight to protect Earth from solar storms, the battle lines are drawn in space at a point 1.6 million kilometres away.