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Chinese researchers have developed a flexible, remote-controlled robotic ray that can swim through water nearly twice as fast as previous robo-swimmers without being tethered.
European researchers from several institutions have developed an artificial synapse on a chip that can learn autonomously.
Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.
No two stem cells are identical, even if they are genetic clones.
Researchers have developed tiny "black holes" on a silicon wafer that serve as a new type of photodetector.
Researchers have successfully tricked Google's Cloud Video Intelligence application programming interface into identifying a video about gorillas as one dealing with an unrelated topic.
Researchers have developed flexible, inkjet-printable memory cells they say could lead to mass-produced printable electronics. T
A new type of deep learning, known as one-shot learning, could be used to help drug development because it only requires a small number of data points.
New approaches to apprenticeship aim to provide talented, if not traditionally trained, computing professionals.
A research subject watches a brush slowly stroking a rubber hand on a table in front of her, while her own hand—hidden from view—experiences the same stimulation.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story.
Google operates what is surely the largest computer network on Earth, a system that comprises custom-built, warehouse-sized data centers spanning 15 locations in four continents.
Researchers are working to help computers understand human behavior by feeding them videos and images of computer-generated bodies in motion
Researchers say they have made a breakthrough in achieving radio-frequency signal control at sub-nanosecond time scales on a chip-scale optical device.
Researchers have created a virtual reality program for exploring hyperbolic geometries.
New software uses Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjusts ventilation accordingly, which can save energy without sacrificing air quality.
Wei Xu at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is leading the development of visualization tools for analyzing large and varied datasets.
The capabilities of deep-learning neural networks are impressive, but these are tempered by significant constraints.
Once upon a time, mathematicians imagined their job was to discover new mathematics and then let others explain it.
In "The Beauty and Joy of Computing," the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science—abstraction—in terms of milkshakes…
Continuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has now traveled half the distance from Pluto—its storied first target—to 2014 MU69, the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) it will fly…
Researchers have developed methods to reduce and "iron out" wrinkles in graphene, potentially enabling faster and more efficient electronic and photonic devices.
Researchers studying atomic-scale phase transformations used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility's Titan supercomputer to model laser interactions with metallic surfaces.
Researchers have genetically engineered the DNA of mammalian cells to execute complex computations.
President Trump on Monday signed a congressional resolution to complete the overturning of internet privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama administration.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee designed integrated architecture and technologies that underpin the Web.
Thomas Jefferson is known for a lot of things—writing the Declaration of Independence, founding the University of Virginia, owning hundreds of slaves despite believing in the equality of men—but his place as the "Father of American…
The U.S. technology job market has expanded 2% to about 7.3 million employees since 2016, with 6.9 million employed by technology companies, according to CompTIA's latest annual Cyberstates report.
Tom Sorell, a professor at the University of Warwick in the U.K., suggests Isaac Asimov's famed "Three Laws of Robotics" need updating for the modern era,
Researchers say they have conducted the first-ever large-scale systematic study of how the trusty applications on Android phones are able to talk to one another and trade information.