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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Subterranean Challenge asks participants to develop systems that could help humans map, traverse, and search underground locations.
Researchers say they have developed a microscale robot exoskeleton that can quickly change its shape upon sensing chemical or thermal changes in the surrounding environment.
Richard Zemel at the University of Toronto in Canada discusses artificial intelligence developments he anticipates for the year ahead.
The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chips—were originally revealed…
Russian and Venezuelan officials are hoping virtual currencies can help their countries make an end run around American sanctions.
Researchers at the University of Electro Communications, Tokyo have developed a novel routing paradigm that is a broadcast-based forwarding scheme and does not rely on a specific route to improve route diversity and end-to-end…
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas are developing speech-processing technology to transcribe audio conversations between astronauts, mission-control specialists, and back-room support staff during the Apollo moon…
Researchers at Montana State University are gently stretching small branches of individual rat neurons with magnets to gain insights on brain function and deterioration in the pursuit of new treatments and cures for degenerative…
Researchers at Princeton University have found that Web trackers are exploiting browser login managers, and that a long-known vulnerability is being abused by third-party scripts for tracking websites.
One of the most basic premises of computer security is isolation: If you run somebody else's sketchy code as an untrusted process on your machine, you should restrict it to its own tightly sealed playpen.
Several months after the WannaCry cyber-attack, much of the world still seems to be asleep to the potential catastrophic effects of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure systems.
What vehicle is most strongly associated with Republican voting districts? Extended-cab pickup trucks. For Democratic districts? Sedans.
Eyes are said to be the window to the soul—but researchers at Google see them as indicators of a person's health.
Researchers say they have analyzed how well crowdsourcing can predict decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court by crunching data from the online FantasySCOTUS league.
A Notre Dame University professor suggests in the next two years there will be significant progress in incorporating software into smartphones to assess one's health.
Ultromics is a new artificial intelligence system that can diagnose heart scans with much greater accuracy than conventional methods, picking up details physicians may overlook.
A new study stresses the need for computational thinking to be integrated across K-12 school curriculums.
A new artificial intelligence system analyzes thousands of celebrity photos, infers common patterns, and generates new images that are similar.
A new generation of portable scientific instruments is taking shape, thanks to mobile processors and innovative data-gathering techniques.
As automation takes on more and more tasks, what will human workers do?
A new wave of sensory substitution devices work to assist people who are blind or deaf.