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The results of experiments involving more than 3,000 participants demonstrates that increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily boost aggression in gamers.
For years, tech industry financiers showed little interest in start-up companies that made computer chips.
After spending three months at a temperature of just 20 degrees Celsius above absolute zero, the massive James Webb Space Telescope emerged from a large vacuum chamber at the end of 2017. Now, after reviewing data from testing…
A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping concentrations of key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary…
Researchers say they have developed a unique transistor architecture that improves the performance of display circuitry in next-generation mobile electronics.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has used a system that tracks food-borne illness via online Yelp restaurant reviews to identify instances of food-borne illness in restaurants.
Exascale computing is a priority for the U.S. Department of Energy, which last year alloted $258 million to research the hardware, software, and applications needed to achieve it.
Is the U.S. political situation, including its on-again/off-again immigration bans, scaring away foreign students?
Smartphones, smart cars, smart fridges: all are connected to the Web, and hackers and governments alike are all too eager to peer inside.
Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes to Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, Ronald Rivest and Adi Shamir.
For someone who's not a Sherlock superfan, cognitive neuroscientist Janice Chen knows the BBC's hit detective drama better than most.
From its perch aboard the International Space Station, a NASA experiment has shown how future missions might navigate their way through deep space.
A team of researchers say they have developed a technique of securely communicating among three or more quantum devices, regardless of who made them.
Schools across the U.S. started to embrace computer science last year, with several states now moving ahead with legislation to make computer science education mandatory.
Holostream is a new platform enabling high-quality three-dimensional video communications on mobile devices.
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland say they have designed and fabricated the building blocks of future components for neuromorphic computers.
Researchers say they have demonstrated the existence of a new type of magnetoresistance involving topological insulators that could improve computing and computer storage.
Is it possible to build a network that's impossible to hack? Quantum physicists believe it might.
Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared vision of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to create an unprecedented, three-dimensional, fly-through…
In the next few weeks, a research group at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands expects to receive an important package. Its contents promise to increase competition in the race to produce useful quantum computers…
Combining artificial intelligence with high-performance computing yielded a peak speed of 20 petaflops in the creation and training of deep-learning networks on Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan supercomputer.
Researchers say they have developed a device that can detect car crashes and alert emergency services.
Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security is an artificial intelligence program that uses machine learning algorithms to predict where poaching is likely to occur.
Team Artemis of the University of Southern California won third prize at the 2017 Facebook Global Hackathon for a virtual reality tool designed to rid the workplace of gender bias.
A few years ago, Wang Yi was living the American dream. He had graduated from Princeton, landed a job at Google and bought a spacious condo in Silicon Valley.
Long-overlooked CPU vulnerabilities have come to light.
If you've ever struggled to pair your phone with a Bluetooth speaker or set up a wireless printer, you know that it's often easier to connect to a server halfway around the world than to a gadget across the room.
Hundreds of gadget makers and software companies at this week's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas are staking the success of their newest products on the latest and greatest processors from Intel, AMD, ARM and…
Calor is a new smartphone app designed to send automatic heat warnings to farmworkers in the field.