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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build wireless radio transmitters in environments that have previously thwarted communication.
Pennsylvania State University researchers have used computers to study information from social media accounts and automatically build marketing personas.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers have spent 15 years maintaining an archive of the world's software.
The home robotics market poised for growth, technological advancement.
At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy.
A chat with worldwide pioneer Vinton Cerf.
In a technical tour-de-force, physicists have made the first measurements of how antimatter atoms absorb light.
Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in hopes of safeguarding it…
Researchers used a combination of software, radar, and other sensors to develop a swarm of autonomous rigid hull inflatable boats and other small boats that can collectively perform patrol missions autonomously.
New studies explore why women experience more motion sickness than men while using virtual reality.
Stanford University professor Per Enge is working to combat potential threats to autonomous navigation systems.
The three best coders in the world come from the Russian ITMO University, China's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Middle School, and the Ho Chi Minh City University of Science in Vietnam.
Researchers are working on the Computer Linguistics for Olfaction project to develop an application that can predict which molecule structures will produce or suppress specific odors.
Selecting diverse subsets from a much larger dataset promises to be much more practical using a new algorithm designed by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence…
Leaders at the United Nations in Geneva just agreed to officially discuss guidelines for the design, development, and engineering of autonomous weapons. Here's why it matters.
ThyssenKrupp's new $43 million elevator test tower soars 246 meters (808 ft) above the German town of Rottweil, but the company's lifts chief is not only thinking vertically.
A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency's satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse…
Finally, someone to make cities’ technology relevant.
The California Energy Commission on Wednesday agreed to pass new regulations for energy efficiency in desktop computers and monitors.
Researchers presented a new coreset-generation technique for handling big data at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Northeastern University have developed a drone that can create a high-resolution three-dimensional model of a bridge.
The MyShake app has recorded nearly 400 earthquakes since it was made available for download in February.
The U.S. timeline for achieving exascale supercomputer performance will be accelerated by one year.
The Minecraft video game was familiar to José Hernández-Orallo long before he started using it for his own research.
The meeting between President-elect Donald J. Trump and the nation’s tech elite was hyped as something out of “The Apprentice”: The new boss tells his minions to shape up.
Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. Or rather, the cloud.
As Earth warms, much of the extra heat is stored in the planet's ocean—but monitoring the magnitude of that heat content is a difficult task.
Michigan State University researchers say they have developed a new method for harvesting energy from human motion.
ACM CEO Bobby Schnabel last week considered the ethical ramifications of computer science's evolution as it pertains to society at a colloquium of students and professors.
Researchers at Tomsk State University in Russia have developed a universal mathematical approach to queuing theory that can be used to eliminate lines in shops and banks, and to eliminate mobile communication congestion.