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Few people have heard of Michele Tobias's research field—and even fewer study it.
New findings using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water.
With voting machines and related tools under threat by cybercriminals, the pressure is on to bolster the security of democratic infrastructure.
Digital financial services can provide banking, insurance, and lending to the poor in emerging markets.
Big data programming languages are gaining in importance because they enable the mining of massive datasets.
The Automobile Industry Information Sharing and Analysis Center recently published its best practices for securing vehicle computer systems.
A walking, talking robot called Ludwig is envisioned as a tool to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive decline.
Our machines are littered with security holes, because programmers are human.
Strike the invisibility cloak off your wish list. They are impossible to build for human-sized objects, says a new study.
The Smart Flower Recognition System is designed to quickly identify any flower or plant.
The power of deep neural networks has sparked renewed interest in reinforcement learning, with applications to games, robotics, and beyond.
Mobile apps make it easier, faster, and cheaper to create massive impact on social causes ranging from world hunger to domestic violence.
Open development and sharing of software gained widespread acceptance 15 years ago, and the practice is accelerating.