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Saturn's moon Enceladus has become an alien-hunting hot spot, and not just for the tinfoil hat crowd.
In testimony before the US Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, National Security Agency Director and US Cyber Command Commander Admiral Michael Rogers told senators that measures taken thus far by the US government in…
Michigan Technological University researchers conducted a study examining what makes science, technology, engineering, and math education integration practices work.
A new algorithm creates videos from text snippets.
The new Veil system is designed to improve private browsing by guaranteeing that any data the browser loads into memory remains encrypted until it is displayed on-screen.
Researchers at Rice University say they have produced edible graphene.
Researchers are using augmented reality to advance three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional modeling technologies
Researchers have used machine learning to teach a computer to predict the outcomes of quantum experiments.
The Supreme Court appeared to be divided Tuesday as it struggled to interpret whether a three-decade-old federal law gives the U.S. government the right to access Americans' emails stored overseas.
"How did the 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' come to life? What steps did Vermeer take to make this painting?"
How did life start? There may not be a bigger question.
Researchers say they have developed a light-sensitive protein that can indicate how much voltage a particular nerve cell is experiencing.
Researchers will use a U.S. National Institutes of Health grant to develop a smartphone application to help patients and caregivers track and assess potentially dangerous chronic wounds.
A Purdue Polytechnic Institute professor says pursuing artificial intelligence advancements without considering their criminal implications is foolhardy.
Five years ago, US law enforcement served Microsoft a search warrant for emails as part of a US drug trafficking investigation. In response, Microsoft handed over data stored on American servers, like the person's address book…
Neuroevolution borrows techniques from natural evolution to push the boundaries of machine learning.
When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other…
When Amit Khera explains how he predicts disease, the young cardiologist's hands touch the air, arranging imaginary columns of people: 30,000 who have suffered heart attacks here, 100,000 healthy controls there.
NASA's Mars InSight lander team is preparing to ship the spacecraft from Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, where it was built and tested, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where it will become the first interplanetary…
Creeper is a new software program designed to protect businesses against a cybersecurity threat known as "permissions creep."
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently unveiled a five-year, $100-million "Marshall Plan for Talent" to better prepare students for technology fields with the most job openings.
Researchers at the University of Washington have teamed with Microsoft and Twist Bioscience to encode 10,000 digital images into DNA.
Researchers have developed a neural network system that requires fewer parameters and training images when working toward image-recognition technology.
Texas A&M University professor Robin Murphy thinks robots such those featured in the "Star Wars" movies could have practical communicative applications.
The Real-Time Captcha is a new login authentication approach designed to enhance the security of current biometric methods that rely on video or images of users' faces.
The idea behind using a neural network for image recognition is that you don't have to tell it what to look for in an image.
The nonprofit is fighting fire with fire, developing algorithms and bots that hold Facebook and Amazon accountable.
In 2011, the election board in Pennsylvania's Venango County—a largely rural county in the northwest part of the state—asked David A. Eckhardt, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, to examine its voting…
The C++ programming language is integral to a huge variety of computer systems.
Computer software can now quickly detect duplicate images across large swathes of the research literature, three scientists say.