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Underground subways offer no place to hide from hackers.
University of York researchers have developed a protocol to achieve key-rates over dozens of kilometers at three orders of magnitude higher than ever before.
Ever since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of BlackBerry, neither has spoken much in public about the once-dominant smartphone maker's fall into near market obscurity.
A working group of 166 experts from 23 countries has developed a global standard for capturing and conveying the knowledge that robots possess.
A study published by researchers at Northwestern University found people in the Netherlands were the most likely to associate science with men more than women.
Tests on Mars have confirmed success of a repair to the autonomous focusing capability of the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Java synthesized sound ideas, repackaging them in a practical format that turned on a generation of coders.
Jeff Dean, who helped create the fundamental computing systems that underpin Google's vast online empire, has returned to the world of neural networks.
On the first weekend of January, many of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence traveled to Puerto Rico to take part in an unusual private conference.
To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.
In an engineering laboratory here, a robot has learned to screw the cap on a bottle, even figuring out the need to apply a subtle backward twist to find the thread before turning it the right way.
As Russ Tedrake flings up the garage door to the dusty MIT lab, light whooshes in, revealing a 360-pound humanoid robot hanging from a rope.
For as long as we've existed, humans have looked up at the stars—and wondered.
Women have made many important and lasting contributions to software development, including the development of programming languages.
A false tweet sent from a hacked account caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to lose more than $136 billion in seconds.
A new technique that can estimate and cancel out interference from a transmission allows a radio device to simultaneously transmit and receive data on the same channel.
Researchers have developed a system to track the facial expressions of users wearing a virtual-reality headset and transfer them to a virtual avatar.
In a new study, researchers used machine learning to make accurate forecasts of whether animals carry dangerous pathogens.
University of Lincoln researchers have created a new framework designed to reduce delays, improve efficiency, and curb pollution at major international airports.
University of Witwatersrand researchers are leading a project to create inexpensive computers or tablets to potentially be used by every student in South Africa.
Demonstrations of augmented-reality displays typically involve tricking you into seeing animated content such as monsters and robots that aren’t really there.
People have long thought of astronomy as the science of looking to the stars, but discoveries in the cosmos increasingly come from a different kind of observational power.
A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
Wolfram Research's artificial intelligence-based Language Identification Project is equipped with an ImageIdentify function.
A team of researchers has developed a method for forecasting the course of upcoming flu seasons by analyzing the views of Wikipedia articles.
Microsoft's age-guessing site, How-Old.net, is powered by Project Oxford, which now offers tools developers can use to incorporate intelligence into their apps.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Fast Track program aims to create a system for the rapid, cost-effective development of new robotics.
Computer scientists have long known that evolution is an algorithmic process that has little to do with the nature of the beasts it creates.
Watch your language. Words mean different things to different people—so the brainwaves they provoke could be a way to identify you.
In 1997 chess master Gary Kasparov went to battle against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in a landmark match. After six games Deep Blue prevailed, marking the first time that a computer defeated a reigning world champion under…