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New software analyzes social media posts to identify and reduce cyberbullying.
The latest academic research tools do not just find papers; they analyze them.
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using IBM's Watson to advance how computers could help humans creatively solve problems.
A new Web-based tool being developed at Carnegie Mellon University allows analysts to explore raw data through dynamic visualizations with minimal time delay.
A joint research project has yielded an interactive design system that enables hobbyists to create custom walking robots that can be printed in three dimensions.
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Researchers are developing computer models of vehicle crashes to provide more sophisticated information on how to improve restraints and other safety systems.
The BioPhone project will derive a person's heart and breathing rates from a smartphone's accelerometer.
Researchers have developed a cognitive model which is able to learn to communicate using human language.
On a brisk afternoon in October, an oddly equipped Honda CR-V inched through London traffic.
Artificial intelligence is a field in the midst of rapid, exciting change. That's largely because of an improved understanding of how neural networks work and the creation of vast databases to help train them.
Last month, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square.
Weill Cornell Medical College professor Deborah Estrin says the ResearchStack project seeks to introduce an open source software framework similar to ResearchKit.
Stanford University brought together about 400 women to discuss data science and promote greater gender diversity in the field.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking to replace conventional computer systems by developing and obtaining new computer designs.
The ability of robots to carry out tasks and move about their environment is increasingly impressive, but they still face major challenges.
In an effort to bring coding to an ever-larger group of kids and students, Code.org partnered with Lucasfilm as part of its annual Hour of Code event.
Federal courts have long given the government leeway to surveil and collect so-called "non-content" data—records of the senders and recipients of calls and emails, for instance, rather than contents of those communications.
Gene Amdahl, who formulated Amdahl's Law and worked with IBM and others on developments related to mainframe computing, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T.
When Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched into space in 1977, their mission was to explore the outer solar system, and over the following decade, they did so admirably.
Northwestern University researchers say they have developed a mathematical method that makes semiconductor characterization more efficient and simpler.
Using three-dimensional laser-scanning techniques, two architectural designers are mapping London with an autonomous car to demonstrate its artistic potential.
North Carolina State University researchers have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phase holograms for any kind of optical pattern.
Researchers at Donghua University in China have created a type of graphene paper that can fold itself into a variety of shapes, including a miniature walking robot.
Ed Catmull's office could be a window into the brain of Pixar.
Andrew Ng picks up his iPhone and opens an app called FaceYou.
Scientists now have a better understanding about a site with the most chemically diverse mineral veins NASA's Curiosity rover has examined on Mars, thanks in part to a valuable new resource scientists used in analyzing data from…
Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur who hired him wanted to keep him on.
South Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute researchers say they have developed a handheld three-dimensional scanner.