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A study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany detailed researchers' exploration of robots capable of hugging humans for emotional support.
The University of Washington’s Susan Eggers has received the 2018 Eckert-Mauchly Award for her contributions to the field of computer architecture.
Researchers have demonstrated that a deep learning convolutional neural network can outperform experienced dermatologists at detecting skin cancer.
NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life…
It's summertime here at IEEE Spectrum, and that means it's time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages.
A nice nap always makes a long journey more bearable—and that's even more true when the journey covers billions of miles.
New research has determined eye-tracking software can help insurers draft more understandable, easier to read policies.
Proof-of-concept ultrasound-powered nanorobots reportedly can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria and related toxins.
The University of California, Berkeley has made available a massive dataset used by engineers in the development of driverless auto technologies.
Researchers identify a way to digitally code—and boost—brain memory.
Inside a neutron star—the city-size, hyperdense cinder left after a supernova—modern physics plunges off the edge of the map.
Samuel F. Dabney, an electrical engineer who laid the groundwork for the modern video game industry as a co-founder of Atari and helped create the hit console game Pong, died on May 26 at his home in Clearlake, Calif. He was …
ACM President Vicki L. Hanson has been named executive director and CEO effective July 1.
A team of researchers has created the first nickel-hydroxide actuating material capable of being powered by visible light, electricity, or other stimuli.
Researchers in Germany are developing a self-learning assistance system to help machine operators correct errors while accruing experience and process knowledge.
Russian researchers have used quantum key distribution to address the issue of quantum blockchain security.
A new type of password under development "measures your brainwaves" in response to a series of pictures.
Researchers have designed an aerial robot that can change its profile during flight.
Norman is an algorithm trained to understand pictures but, like its namesake Hitchcock's Norman Bates, it does not have an optimistic view of the world.
Hundreds of Moon-sized worlds may orbit the Sun far beyond Neptune, sculpting the geometry of the outer Solar System.
Every scientist hopes for a "Eureka" moment—the jolt of sudden insight when a discovery becomes clear. But great advances always follow regular progress, and while individual researchers might strive for disruption, institutions…
Researchers from five institutions have demonstrated how an optical chip can simulate the motion of atoms within molecules at the quantum level.
Machine learning algorithms identified three different types of earthquakes from seismic recordings.
Researchers have developed an approach to the three-dimensional printing of soft material that merges expert judgment with an optimization algorithm.
The next generation of false news will feature realistic-looking videos and a battle of algorithms.
Tim Cook, who has led Apple since 2011, spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep in a wide-ranging interview on Monday as the company kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
Physicists are both thrilled and baffled by a new report from a neutrino experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago.
NASA's Curiosity rover is analyzing drilled samples on Mars in one of its onboard labs for the first time in more than a year.
Researchers in Australia and Switzerland have proposed a device that can break time-reversal symmetry by exploiting the quantum tunneling of magnetic flux around a capacitor.
The new Call for Code Global Initiative is aimed at helping the IT world respond more efficiently to natural disasters using a variety of computer-based technologies.