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A new program of the Open Wearables Initiative is designed to identify open source algorithms that may become de facto industry standards.
A national task force is recommending the use of a new diagnostic equation for measuring kidney function that eliminates race from the algorithm.
Researchers have computationally harnessed single-nucleotide polymorphisms to identify disease pathways.
Researchers found that using Bessel beams reduced the likelihood of pore formation and "keyholing" in laser powder bed fusion, a high-power laser printing process.
Researchers demonstrated a highly efficient system of photodetectors that can surmount the constraints of conventional light-to-frequency conversion circuits.
The nation's decentralized, underfunded reporting system hampers efforts to combat the coronavirus.
Fires spread with a complexity that scientists can pick apart little by little, thanks to lasers, sensors, and some of the most powerful computers.
How the new self-healing cybersecurity software works.
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.
Of the 37 new emojis approved this year, one stood out as a visual proxy for our collective malaise.
A huge but little-known industry has cropped up around monetizing people's movements.
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the agency will deploy new software to more easily estimate when planes can taxi onto a runway and take off.
Seven teams that competed in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge were awarded a total of $535,000.
New research by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is focused on gauging unmanned aerial vehicles' ability to recover from malfunctions.
A study suggests pretrial risk assessment algorithms increase the likelihood that judges will change their priorities in making pretrial decisions.
Chinese technology giants Alibaba, Meituan, and JD.com plan to increase their courier robot fleets fourfold to more than 2,000 by next year.
Computer scientists, music historians, musicologists, and composers applied artificial intelligence to the task of completing Beethoven's unfinished Tenth Symphony.
Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a village for residents living in poverty.
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and other executives detail their plan for the metaverse and how it differs from Facebook's vision
Machines can print textiles, cut fabric, and fold clothes, but it's hard to train them to sew as fast and precisely as humans.
A research team used deep learning to identify drug combinations that can fight COVID-19.
An artificial intelligence technique can determine which neoantigens (cell surface peptides generated by cancer cells) are recognized by the immune system.
Researchers demonstrated how an attack on low-end Android phones targetted a standard encryption process.
Government use of face ID systems exploded during the pandemic—but tying it to critical services has left some people locked out at the moment they needed help the most.
The cost of improvement is becoming unsustainable.
An Australian-born startup says it has developed a quantum microprocessor that runs happily at room temperature.
Researchers increasingly ask AI whether anybody is out there.
In U.K. Parliament testimony, Google's chief Internet evangelist gave a frank explanation of why its systems can't always tell good information from bad.
Eight teams directed robots through an underground scavenger hunt in the final segment of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Subterranean Challenge.
Researchers discovered "critical cryptographic flaws" in the smartphone companion apps of 16 popular smart home devices.