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Ithaca College researchers, as part of their ongoing "Tots on Bots" study, are nearing the end of their first session with five-month-old infants.
Researchers have developed a method for estimating the distribution of wealth and poverty in an area by studying metadata from calls and texts made on cellphones.
Bielefeld University researchers are leading a study into how a robotic bartender can understand human communication and appropriately serve drinks socially.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that news organizations permit far more use of third-party tracking than the average website.
The next generation of particle-collider experiments will feature some of the world's most advanced thinking machines, if links now being forged between particle physicists and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers take off…
By tweaking an enzyme that cuts DNA, synthetic biologists say that they can make genome editing even more specific—an essential improvement if the technique is to be deployed in the clinic to treat genetic diseases.
Muscle-bound beagles. Hornless cows. Better potatoes. Genetically modified human embryos.
Online mega-retailer Amazon appears to be exploring the use of 3D printing to get products to consumers faster.
A new machine-vision strategy for data-mining a massive database of high school yearbook photos has been pioneered at the University of California, Berkeley.
A team at Sandia National Laboratories has developed software that will enable security data analysts to work more efficiently with big data sets.
IBM announced the Apache Software Foundation's acceptance of its SystemML machine-learning algorithm translator as an Apache Incubator open source project.
The furious majesty of a thunderstorm defies computer simulation.
At 11:59 P.M. on Saturday night, the U.S. National Security Agency supposedly yanked the cord on its bulk telephone records collection, thereby ending an expansive surveillance program that the nation's intelligence community…
Scientists are developing smart, sensor-packed dressings to help heal chronic wounds.
Reproducibility of code is increasingly crucial to verifying scientific claims.
Whether sitting in front of a screen or in a classroom, online and campus-based institutions want to verify students actually attend classes, take exams.