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Scientists may have identified up to six "dark galaxies," a finding that could help solve the mystery of how stars and galaxies are created.
Researchers have developed technology for translating neuromuscular signals into movements for prosthetic wrists and hands.
Colorado State University's Jesse Wilson said he will use his Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance to further pursue non-invasive melanoma detection through virtual imaging.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have created an albatross-like robot that can skim along the water's surface while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers devised a new way to automate the contouring of tumor volumes using artificial intelligence and deep neural networks.
Aerial drone swarms could self-assemble into hovering rescue platforms.
Home routers have become the rats to hackers' bubonic plague: An easily infected, untreated and ubiquitous population in which dangerous digital attacks can spread.
Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them.
Biotechnologists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands used a computational method to convert aspartase to a catalyst for asymmetric hydroamination reactions.
A team of researchers has found that a team of robot football (soccer) players trained to mimic how infant humans walk can beat other robots trained on geometric walking patterns.
Researchers have deployed a network composed of platforms, weather stations, tributary monitors, and acoustic Doppler current profiles to attain information on the ecosystem of Lake George, NY.
An engineer at the University of California, Los Angeles has developed a new three-dimensional printing method that can construct therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials.
A "virtual safe space" tests the threats that face bumblebees.
Australia has allocated $600,000 for the development of a roadmap for increasing engagement and participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Three leaders honored for their contributions to computer ethics, education, and public policy.
The fragile apparition endured only long enough to say: "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope" before flickering out.
"In a world of machine learning systems, who will bear accountability for harming human rights?"
Intel and Microsoft on Monday reported a new variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security bugs.
Cornell University researchers have developed an energy storage device architecture with the potential for extremely fast charges.
Machine learning can artificially increase the brightness of photos taken in low-light conditions.
What it will mean when your products know how you are feeling.
The U.S. government was well aware of China's aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a company called Avatar Integrated Systems showed up at a bankruptcy…
You could be forgiven for thinking that Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law created to fill your inbox with identikit warnings from every company you have ever interacted with online that "the privacy …
In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto.
University of California, Irvine researchers analyzed the properties of more than 500,000 songs released over three decades to extract the most popular ones.
The International Criminal Police Organization is assessing software that matches samples of speech in phone calls or social media to voice recordings in a law enforcement database.
Software developed by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. has helped enhance stroke and dementia diagnosis.
Northwestern University's Jiaxing Huang is using a simple solvent to disperse carbon nanotubes at record concentrations without additives or volatile chemical reactions.
Engineers at the University of Washington have created the first wireless, insect-sized flying robot.
Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, is offering U.S. political organizations a free tool to defend against distributed denial-of-device attacks.