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Robotics researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing assistive robots to help visually impaired travelers navigate the smart cities of the future.
A mouth guard developed by a team at the University of California, San Diego could be used to monitor patients continuously without invasive procedures.
German researchers have outlined a method of using deep learning to turn regular photographs into images in the style of great painters.
Retailers explore alternatives to the increasingly lengthy paper receipt.
On the seventh floor of Berkeley's technology research hall, a bright blue and yellow plastic ray gun sits on a long table, along with wooden spoons, model planes, and a set of square and round pegs.
Falmouth University professor Simon Colton works with software that behaves in ways that would be deemed creative if observed in humans. In an interview, Colton describes his work with software which is programmed to make its…
After dozens of unsuccessful treatments, Eric Dishman started to suspect that his illness was due to something other than the rare kidney cancer he was diagnosed with in 1989.
A new law in force in Russia from Sept. 1 is intended to force foreign Internet firms to maintain local servers to handle data on Russian citizens.
New technological developments are fomenting an explosion in the diversity and application of robotics.
IBM is testing a prototype computer system capable of learning to predict the severity of air pollution in different parts of Beijing.
The toughest test of quantum theory ever conducted has verified "spooky action at a distance" is inherent to the quantum domain.
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Manuel Blum believes online passwords can be made more secure by creating what he calls "human computable" passwords.
Researchers are challenged by the fact that automated vehicles programmed to obey the law and traffic safety rules, may have trouble fitting in with autos driven by people.
After weeks of investigation, volunteer editors on English Wikipedia announced that they blocked 381 user accounts for "black hat" editing.
Catching a ride from one solar system body to another isn't easy. You have to figure out how to land your spacecraft safely and then get it on its way to the next destination.
Researchers are using the metaphor of Twitter to help them better understand the ways communication among bacteria can lead to antibiotic resistance.
Louis Brandy pauses before answering, needing some extra time to choose his words.
IBM and France's GENCI high-performance computing agency will collaborate on an effort to accelerate the path to exascale computing.
Microsoft is one of several technology companies that are developing ways to turn the typical smartphone into a three-dimensional camera.
Offering special deals on social media networks is not always a win-win situation for consumers and business owners, according to researchers.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft solved many mysteries about Pluto when it flew past the dwarf planet in July. But as mission controllers prepare to steer the probe to its next rendezvous, planetary scientists are working to understand…
The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government's cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.
How apps like Inkl and SmartNews are overcoming the challenges of aggregation to win over content publishers and users alike.
The issue of whether to add a "leap second" to square the clock with the Earth's orbit pits time specialists against IT.
How computer systems detect the internal emotional states of users.