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Efforts by some of the world's largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon to reduce the amount of energy their data centers consume is now bearing fruit.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Addis Ababa University analyzed more than 13,000 comments made on 1,055 Facebook pages around the time of Ethiopia's general election in an effort to map out hate speech on social…
Postdoctoral student Menglei Chai and collaborators at Zhejiang University can create three-dimensional models of any hairstyle, solely from a photo.
The Computing Community Consortium recently organized a two-day symposium focused on whether research-based innovations in computing could become a catalyst for addressing societal problems.
Information Technology University of Copenhagen professor Joel Lehman and colleagues have created an artificial intelligence that can design and generate physical three-dimensional objects.
CRISPR, the genome-editing technology that has taken biomedical science by storm, is finally nearing human trials.
In a special video production, CNET takes you inside the hallowed halls of Bletchley Park, the stately home in Buckinghamshire, England where the Enigma code was broken in World War II.
Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence is learning to navigate thee-dimensional environments and games, including a soccer game played as a virtual ant.
The MegaFace Challenge aims to assess the performance of face-recognition algorithms at the million-person scale.
Augmented eternity, the posthumous preservation of a person's knowledge, beliefs, and personality, could be feasible within 15 to 25 years.
Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest software developers tend to be under 30.
Most people believe self-driving vehicles should ultimately put their passengers' lives first, according to a new study.
Google has said there was a dramatic spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK''s decision to leave the EU broke.
Physicists have performed the first full simulation of a high-energy physics experiment—the creation of pairs of particles and their antiparticles—on a quantum computer1. If the team can scale it up, the technique promises access…
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved.
The banking password may be about to expire—forever.
Automated safety systems can prevent an accident before the driver is even aware of the possibility.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an artificial intelligence that can accurately predict human interactions.
Successful test attacks against the Transport Layer Security Internet encryption protocol generated data that will be incorporated into the latest TLS iteration.
The research of University of Virginia professor Malathi Veeraraghavan could help the latest supercomputers and large-scale observatories each their full potential.
California has far fewer students graduating with science, technology, engineering, and math degrees from public colleges and universities than the state's businesses need.
Moshe Y. Vardi says we can expect the next 35 years to be as harsh on working-class people as the last 35 years have been.
The dazzling sunlight that flooded the lake-front restaurant where I sat down with Chris Kraft in 2014 was nothing compared to the brightness in his eyes.
This week, China's Sunway TaihuLight officially became the fastest supercomputer in the world. The previous champ? Also from China.
The first Patrick Feng knew about a cyberattack on his university was when one of his colleagues told him that her computer had been infected by hackers and rendered unusable.
The Internet has reached a turning point, and action must be taken quickly to ensure its continued openness, security, transparency, and inclusivity via improved governance.
The U.S. Education Department's Melissa Moritz suggests conscious or unconscious bias discourages female and minority students from pursuing computer science careers.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have designed a microchip that contains 1,000 independently programmable processors.
Researchers are creating an electronic nose to collect and analyze chemicals present in human breath.