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Researchers have developed a way for consumers to design and develop drones to meet their unique specifications.
Artificial intelligence systems can form flawed and stereotypical word associations by learning from biased data samples.
Researchers have developed an improved version of last year's LineFORM multifunctional snake robot that introduces modularity to the system.
University of California, Los Angeles computer scientists say recent artificial intelligence innovations are pushing robotic technology forward.
The debate over encryption and government access to secured communications dates decades back.
NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology—innovations developed by NASA, including JPL; with NASA funding; or under a contract with the agency—in…
It was a tough day in US patent court for the University of California, Berkeley.
Disney researchers have developed a model-based method of realistically reconstructing teeth for digital actors and for medical applications.
The strategies compiled in a new U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publication can lead to software with 100 times fewer vulnerabilities, according to computer scientists at the agency.
Social roboticist Glenda Hannibal at the University of Vienna in Austria considers how a future society supported by robots will transform human-digital interaction.
The United States needs to invest more in quantum computing, according to Tim Polk, assistant director of cybersecurity within the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
About 25 percent of boys and 24 percent of girls expect to be working in a science-related occupation in their 30s, according to the OECD Program for International Student Assessment test. However, more boys expect to be engineers…
The White House has announced new commitments involving implementing computer science and computational thinking in K-12 education that build on President Barack Obama's Computer Science for All initiative.
What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden in mysterious tunnels beneath a neighborhood pizza joint.
Here's what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That's all I did.
Macarthur Fellow Gene Luen Yang's graphic novels introduce kids to computer programming.
A University of Illinois study found if the U.S. Transportation Security Administration paid for the expedited airport screening program PreCheck for frequent fliers, it would save the agency $34 million a year, enhance airport…
Southern Connecticut State University professor Mohammad Tarik Islam has developed Geo Faces, an algorithm and dataset that can determine where people are from based on photographs of them.
University of Kansas researchers have received a $2.5-million contract to develop new communication technologies for airborne vehicles on U.S. test ranges. The research will help remake test-flight communications following an…
A growing mass of poorly secured devices on the Internet of things represents a serious risk to life and property, and the government must intervene to mitigate it.
NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30.
An artificial intelligence system can predict how a scene will unfold and dream up a vision of the immediate future.
Researchers at Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard universities have developed a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in healthcare, politics, and other fields.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) recently announced Agile Teams (A-Teams) program is designed to discover, test, and illustrate predictive and generalizable mathematical techniques for enabling optimized…
Computer Science Education Week begins today (December 5), and more than 100 million students worldwide will participate in Hour of Code, a 60-minute introduction to computer programming.
Alphabet's Google DeepMind is making its game platform available to the general public on GitHub. DeepMind is open sourcing the entire source code for its training environment, which has been renamed DeepMind Lab, so anyone can…
A new treatment developed by Max Ortiz Catalan at the U.K.'s Chalmers University of Technology can help alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain. The approach relies on machine learning and augmented reality.
Prominent computer security experts in November warned the U.S. Congress that a poorly secured Internet of Things could seriously threaten life and property.
The majesty of the Golden Gate, the windy chill of Alcatraz, the tourist hubbub of Pier 39—Zhao Haoyu’s itinerary for San Francisco had it all.
Scientists typically control the behavior of a lab mouse by enticing it with food or repelling it with puffs of air.