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Scientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.
The presidential election is long past, but online attacks aimed at shaping the U.S. information environment have kept right on coming.
The delivery date for the U.S.'s first exascale supercomputing system, Aurora, has been extended from 2018 to 2021, while its target capability has been enlarged from to 1 exaflop.
A group of coders is trying to work past the abstract approach to programming.
Primer is a shape-shifting robot that can reconfigure itself into different exoskeletal "outfits" to perform distinct tasks.
A new Web application can render a two-dimensional facial image as a three-dimensional construct.
Google engineering director Ray Kurzweil says artificial intelligence will be far more beneficial than harmful in the long term.
Companies are returning to tape as a medium for storing data as hackers get smarter about penetrating defenses.
A NASA-produced map showing areas of eastern Puerto Rico that were likely damaged by Hurricane Maria has been provided to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In another step forward for the rapidly expanding universe of invisible astronomy, scientists said on Wednesday that on Aug. 14 they had recorded the space-time reverberations known as gravitational waves from the collision of…
Researchers have developed an algorithm expected to save Pennsylvania's prison system $2.9 million annually by accelerating the process of determining where prisoners are incarcerated.
Researchers are studying click beetles to understand how the insects jump without using their limbs when tipped onto their backsides.
A University of Texas at Arlington professor is working to evaluate existing deep-learning methods for face detection and facial recognition.
Researchers at Arizona State University have publicly released their BullyBlocker smartphone application.
What do students get for their participation?
Pluto's Bladed Terrain is just as welcoming as the name sounds. The landscape type, which is found only in the high elevation areas around the dwarf planet's equator, is covered in fields of giant spikes of ice as tall as the…
After suffering yet another round of sanctions, as well as a provocative UN speech and further sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korea's leaders have hinted that more ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests are…
The UN has warned that robots could destabilise the world ahead of the opening of a headquarters in The Hague to monitor developments in artificial intelligence.
Akira Furusawa and Shuntaro Takeda at the University of Tokyo in Japan say they have developed the "ultimate" quantum computing method.
U.S. colleges and universities are aggressively courting more women to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Microsoft is integrating traditional programming languages into a new language that could be used to code instructions for quantum computers.
A new computer security system uses heart dimensions for identification.
Researchers have developed a three-dimensionally-printable synthetic muscle with innate expansion ability that does not need an external compressor or high voltage equipment.
A joint U.K.-Russian research team has demonstrated the use of quantum particles called polaritons, combining light and matter, to solve complex problems.
There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service.
If you're asked to guess the emotion of someone in a video clip, neurons in your brain will exchange information in a flurry of electronic spikes.
Two Silicon Valley engineers had an ambitious goal: Create an underwater, Ironman-inspired jetpack capable of propelling someone through water faster than Michael Phelps on his best day in the pool.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Indiana University a five-year, $4-million grant to simulate the interactions between nanoscale devices and biological tissues.
Atlanta is introducing smart city transportation and public safety projects.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Jason Hong warns the connectivity of smart homes via Internet of Things technologies could raise cybersecurity risks for homeowners.