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Folding@Home is more powerful than the world’s top seven supercomputers combined.
The learning platform edX has seen its enrollments increase tenfold while its computer science offerings increase ninefold over the past few months, fueled by the spread of Covid-19.
A new algorithm makes it easier for humans to recognize and analyze patterns that appear in both natural and manufactured systems.
An international team of researchers found 335 new gravitational lensing candidates in the data collected for a U.S. Department of Energy-supported telescope project.
One track in this year's IBM Call for Code challenge focused on the Covid-19 pandemic.
A new study incorporates a mathematical model that predicts protein sites on viruses that might be particularly susceptible to disabling treatments.
A new algorithm enables a small four-wheeled robot to perform real-time gait analysis in order to determine a walker's emotional state.
Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can detect and classify different types of brain lesions, to gauge the impact of a head injury.
A new smartphone application tracks bees and other pollinators, as part of a project to monitor the world's pollinator population.
After analyzing more than 1 million samples of Android malware, researchershave found that malware coding is being hidden more cleverly.
The Legacy at Town Square senior living facility in Amarillo, TX, recently accelerated contact tracing by having staffers and residents wear high-tech wristbands.
The art and science of deception technology.
Like many other places, a community 50 miles outside London went into quarantine. A fleet of delivery robots has been helping with the groceries.
Thinking machines think just like us—but only up to a point.
Microsoft has embraced open source and even Linux in recent years.
Study finds a quarter of most watched videos with "non-factual" information.
The Trump administration may suspend OPT, a program for foreign students to stay in the U.S. to get 1 or 2 years of occupational training after their educations.
A new embedded discrepancy operator could help scientists deliver more accurate predictions of how diseases such as COVID-19 spread through populations around the world.
Researchers have discovered a new strain of malware built to infect Linux-based servers and smart Internet of Things devices.
Researchers have created strong coupling between quantum systems using a laser loop, enabling nearly lossless exchange of information and strong interaction between them.
Hospital wards, grocery stores, and food delivery services are turning to robotic devices to better navigate the pandemic.
Quantum computers used to be an impossible dream. Now, after a decade of research by some of the world's biggest tech companies, they're on the verge of changing everything.
Mock Interview websites let you practice your job-search interviewing skills.
European nations are considering, or have opted for, technology developed by Apple and Google for smartphone contact-tracing applications to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
With a handful of U.S. states launching online voting pilots, many experts warn the technology carries more pitfalls than benefits.
A new artificial intelligence program can analyze image data to detect and classify galaxies and stars in large datasets from astronomical surveys.
A five-year EU effort to develop a proactive humanoid assistant as a "second pair of hands" for industrial workers has concluded with the development of a new robotic helper.
Hackers have compromised multiple supercomputers in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, and possibly Spain with cryptocurrency-mining malware.
Researchers are developing media technologies with the potential to transform journalism.
Programming language ready to leave the wilderness for mass adulation.