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The laboratory ofJohns Hopkins University's Alexis Battle developed software that could help identify more causes of genetic disorders, especially when used with expanded genetic sequencing.
A study found just 82 of 629 commercial cybersecurity reports published in the last decade discuss threats to civil society, with the rest devoted to cybercrime, nation-state hackers, or economic espionage.
Walmart said it has partnered with end-to-end drone delivery company Flytrex to roll out an on-demand drone delivery pilot program in Fayetteville, NC.
Computer science instruction adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.
Computer scientists are using artificial intelligence and digital databases to examine dreams and potentially identify mental issues.
An automated system for vehicle license plate recognition could help identify dangerous drivers in real time before an incident occurs.
A study from Dartmouth College found information from smartphones can predict connectivity between brain regions that govern emotion, and anticipate neural functions linked to anxiety and depression.
Microsoft has retrieved an underwater datacenter that it sunk off the coast of Orkney in Scotland two years ago, and is analyzing its performance data.
A new system can see through walls using a laser with a super-sensitive photon detector and an algorithm that can reconstruct hidden scenes based on photons's movements.
Defiant Inc. reports millions of WordPress sites have been attacked by hackers exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the "File Manager" WordPress plugin.
Amazon Future Engineer also launched the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, a coding competition that teaches the basics of computer science in the context of a real-life industry challenge.
Security researchers at NVISO Labs discovered a malware gang is using a .NET library to create malicious Excel files.
A computational model developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory could make Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy a more powerful research tool.
U.S. cities and towns are using artificial intelligence to monitor and regulate short-term rentals, with some hoping to spot tax-revenue opportunities during the Covid-19 crisis.
Researchers try to fill the void of simple, inexpensive dyslexia detection tools with a game, and with handwriting analysis, both supported by artificial intelligence.
Project IKE tracks every keystroke made by 200 fighters working on computers, and churns out predictions about the possibility of success on individual cyber missions.
The success of lidar companies was unclear until this summer, when three leading makers offered glimpses of their finances.
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation named the University of Washington's David Baker to receive $3 million for his use of computers to design complex molecules.
Research has found privacy issues innate to current blockchain platforms, suggesting the technology requires further refinement for consideration of privacy rights and expectations.
Some U.S. states are asking the National Guard to dispatch cybersecurity experts to fortify their voting systems ahead of the general election in November.
A study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that online searches on gastrointestinal symptoms can forecast a spike in coronavirus cases weeks in advance.
Dartmouth College researchers discovered pre-Columbian earthworks in Kansas using drones equipped with LiDAR and infrared and thermal imaging.
Cybersecurity researchers have found that hacks on smart devices have climbed since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang emphasized that the company has no intentions of doing anything that would cause clients like Apple to walk away
ACM's eighth annual Study of Non-Doctoral Granting Departments in Computing offers a sweeping assessment of undergraduate computing education.
The City Council of Portland, OR, on Wednesday adopted two landmark ordinances barring city and private usage of facial recognition technology.
Researchers at Germany's Münster University of Applied Sciences found smartwatch brands marketed for children are exploitable, based on years of similar findings.
China this week launched the Global Initiative on Data Security, in a bid to establish international data-security standards.
A recent U.S. Air Force exercise utilizing robot dogs offered a potential preview of things to come on battlefields.
Every four years a Roadmap for U.S. Robotics is published. 2020 is the year for the latest edition, and RIA Robotics Week just introduced it.