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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.
Researchers from the Institute for Basic Science in Korea have developed three key components for building circuits that work with light instead of electrons.
The beginning of “a broad conversation” on whether technology should drive society, or should people make decisions about how technology supplements (or supplants) employment?
The U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday proposed requiring all new cars and trucks to be able to "talk" to one another using short-range wireless technology to potentially avoid tens of thousands of crashes annually.
Harvested data could hold the key to solving some of society’s greatest problems.
Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it.
Could predictive algorithms be the key to creating a successful cancer vaccine?
University of Indiana researchers are using a mix of experimental and computational work to study rice genetics, with the goal of addressing global issues in hunger and malnutrition.
The world's longest bidirectional phased-array link in the 60 GHz band was announced by Keysight Technologies and the University of California, San Diego.
University of California, Berkeley professor Ali Javey heads a project involving wearable electronics to help address an inability to "monitor health conditions of an individual at the molecular level."
President-elect Donald Trump continues to discount or attempt to discredit reports that the intelligence community has linked the hacking of the DNC, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and related information operations…
Mike Zimmerman likes to shock his guests by using a hammer to drive a nail through a solid polymer lithium metal battery.
One of science's most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals.
Researchers have developed a learning algorithm capable of building a precise three-dimensional model of a person's head based on a single low-resolution photo of their face.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed an ultra-thin, high-resolution printing process that makes use of nanoporous stamps.
Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan have released a mobile application and website to help Flint, MI, manage its ongoing water crisis.
Researchers from the University of Sussex in the U.K. have replaced the millions of lasers in traditional quantum computing systems with several static magnets and a few electromagnetic fields.
Artificial intelligence researchers are constructing systems that can visualize the three-dimensional world and take action.
Researchers from Japan's Tohoku University say they have developed a super-flexible liquid crystal device, in which two ultra-thin plastic substrates are firmly bonded by polymer wall spacers.
On Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST (12:04 p.m. EST, 17:04 UTC) NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter.
He specialized in "in the general area of operating systems and distributed systems, with occasional excursions into security."
A dash of graphene can transform the stretchy goo known as Silly Putty into a pressure sensor able to monitor a human pulse or even track the dainty steps of a small spider.
A research team testing the handover of driving from autonomous cars to human drivers found such a shift can be difficult for people if conditions have changed since the last time they were at the wheel.
A recent experiment demonstrated how humans can interact with virtual realities via direct brain stimulation.
Researchers have added to the field of baseball statistics with the first analysis of hitters' performance when their team is either almost guaranteed to win, or is so far behind the game is out of reach.
Microsoft and Code.org have released a new tutorial for Hour of Code, an annual campaign held during Computer Science Education Week to encourage more students to develop an interest in coding.
Harvard University researchers have created the first self-contained soft robot.
The Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia, is one of the most elegant scientific instruments ever built.
Decentralizing the way medicines are made.
There may never be enough hours in the day to get everything done, but at least the forces of nature are conspiring to help out.