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Researchers have developed an envelope for hardware security modules that requires no battery and cannot be broken into without deleting its stored data.
College and university students recently participated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's third annual Swarmathon, a robotic programming competition.
What if we had the ability to fool our brain into thinking that we'd experienced something that never happened?
Reports of the rapidly melting West Antarctic ice sheet often refer to how much the melting could add to global sea levels—as if meltwater raises the ocean evenly, like a sink filling up.
Artificial-intelligence programs could develop some much-needed common sense by competing in scavenger hunts inside virtual homes filled with simulated coffee tables, couches, lamps, and other everyday things.
China has its own great firewall. Turkey has been blocking swaths of the internet, including YouTube, for at least a decade.
Employers prefer experience for even entry-level coding positions.
A Penn State University researcher has developed an algorithm to analyze and store images of Christmas tree farms taken by unmanned aircraft.
Preschoolers can benefit from using electronic devices with thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions, according to researchers.
Rice University researchers have invented a deep learning software coding application to help programmers navigate growing numbers of application programming interfaces.
Some movies are obvious hits. Like, for example, Avengers: Infinity War, which made a record-breaking $258 million at the domestic box office last weekend, filling seats and the pockets of Marvel Studios parent company Disney…
Award recipients made contributions in areas including open source software, biotechnology, networks, and artificial intelligence.
As I put on a virtual-reality (VR) headset, the outside world disappears.
Researchers are building equipment to project holographs into the human brain to trick it into thinking it has felt, seen, or sensed something.
A new wireless pacemaker array opens new possibilities for medical sensors.
Oregon State University researchers have developed a compound that constitutes a significant advance toward quantum computing.
Researchers have devised a new benchmark for rating the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers.
The Energy Exascale Earth System Model has been unveiled after four years of development.
The In Codice Ratio project uses artificial intelligence and optical character recognition software to mine the Vatican Secret Archives and make its documents available.
One of the near-term (but somewhat irrelevant) goals of quantum computing is something called quantum supremacy.
Painstaking genomic analyses of thousands of individual cells in frogs and fish have yielded the most detailed roadmaps yet charting an embryo's journey from a single cell to a fully formed organism.
Last year, representatives of 25 countries met in Tokyo to work on setting international standards for the blockchain, the technology that was introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin and has ignited intense interest in corporate…
Newly developed open-source nearshore modeling software runs faster than real-time.
A new algorithm has been developed to help discover and optimize new thermoelectric materials by tackling quantum mechanical equations without experimental input.
University of California, Santa Cruz researchers used computer simulations of galaxy formation to train a deep learning algorithm to recognize three phases of galaxy evolution.
Motion sickness could prevent some of the benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.
Functional programming languages automate many of the details underlying specific operations.
Researchers are exploring ways to put medical data to greater use while better protecting privacy.
Scientists are using DNA and RNA to build the world's tiniest robots and computing devices.