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A malicious hacker could alter the outcome of a U.S. presidential election by taking advantage of numerous flaws in one model of vote-tabulating machine used in 26 states, cybersecurity experts warned in a report presented Thursday…
In a vast, dark room, the lights glow a steady green, blue, yellow. I'm not inside the Matrix, but it's not far off.
Hidden pyramids and massive fortresses in the jungle. Farms and canals scattered across swamplands.
As the midterms approach, America's electronic voting systems are more vulnerable than ever. Why isn't anyone trying to fix them?
China might be at loggerheads with the United States over trade, but it is calling for a friendlier approach to the development of artificial intelligence.
Election machines used in more than half of U.S. states contain a decade-old flaw that makes them vulnerable to a cyberattack.
The Virtual Singapore project will offer state agencies and, eventually, the public access to a three-dimensional model of the city.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed software that could inform the selection of landing sites for scientific expeditions to Mars.
Two researchers at Rice University have determined the cultivation of online friendships is mainly influenced by how many groups and organizations a person joins.
Research from Johns Hopkins University suggests new ways to prevent artificial intelligence from being visually deceived.
This year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) turned 60. To celebrate, DARPA held a conference in Washington, D.C. One of the highlights was an exhibit hall full of both current DARPA programs as well …
When apps want to access data from your smartphone's motion or light sensors, they often make that capability clear.
At a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, technology industry representatives argued in favor of implementing federal data privacy laws.
Princeton University researchers working with Analog Devices have fabricated an accelerator chip that enhances the performance and efficiency of neural networks.
U.S. states are increasingly implementing computer science policies, but individual high schools are struggling with actual instruction, according to the nonprofit Code.org.
Software-defined radios allowed the rescuers to communicate, when simple radio technology could not.
To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.
Since the beginning of civilization, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the universe.
A few years ago—the company won't say exactly when—some engineers at Apple began to think the iPhone's camera could be made smarter using newly powerful machine learning algorithms known as neural networks.
Drexel University researchers have developed a method for creating invisibly thin antennas.
The Common Business-Oriented Language (Cobol) remains the most prevalent programming language in the financial services industry worldwide.
Researchers have developed an application and laboratory kit that enable smartphones to identify bacteria from patients within 60 minutes.
Johns Hopkins University researchers have engineered an "electronic skin" that can incorporate a sense of touch into a prosthetic hand.
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a cost-effective method for detecting power-grid attacks on the fly.
Federal officials and industry leaders on Monday convened at a White House summit to brainstorm new quantum information science projects.
NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again.
Biophysicist Adam Cohen was strolling around San Francisco, California, in 2010, when a telephone call caught him by surprise. "We have a signal," said the caller.
Brown University researchers have developed a neural network model that can be deceived by optical illusions.
Researchers have discovered a physical phenomenon in how semiconductor nanoparticles interact with light when under the influence of an electric field.
The growing number of cybercrimes, combined with a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, means the financial services sector faces higher security costs, greater risk.