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Cars have become rolling listening posts. They can track phone calls and texts, log queries to websites, record what radio stations you listen to—even tell you when you are breaking the law by exceeding the speed limit.
Researchers have developed a user-interactive electronic skin with a color change perceptible to the human eye.
Up to half of the Milky Way is made up of matter that came from distant galaxies, having been ejected from its home during supernova explosions.
Last month, IEEE Spectrum ran a special report focusing on the question "Can We Copy the Brain?" The report offered a thorough examination of all the ongoing efforts in duplicating the human brain both in terms of hardware and…
Humanity is producing data at an unimaginable rate, to the point that storage technologies can't keep up.
The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, MIT Technology Review has learned.
Google Research and Tri Alpha Energy have developed a computer algorithm called Optometrist that facilitates integrating high-powered computation with human judgment to find new and better solutions to challenging problems in…
Chinese researchers have produced the largest virtual universe on Sunway TaihuLight, the world's fastest supercomputer, using 10 trillion digital particles. The simulation beat the scale of the previous record-holding model universe…
Hackers at the DefCon convention announced they will attempt to compromise more than 30 voting systems used in recent elections this weekend to determine whether fears of election tampering by malefactors are justified.
The Trump administration's lack of support for $4 billion CSforAll initiative of the Obama administration has spurred agencies such as the U.S. National Science Foundation, private organizations, and activist groups to take the…
Researchers at Disney have developed the "Magic Bench," a combined augmented and mixed reality experience in which multiple users experience virtual surroundings as a group, without using head-mounted displays or handheld devices…
There's nothing like a throw-down to push new technologies out to the masses.
Comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are notoriously difficult to study.
Researchers have developed a biological computer that functions inside living bacterial cells and tells them what to do, according to a report published yesterday in Nature.
Science is in the throes of a reproducibility crisis, and researchers, funders and publishers are increasingly worried that the scholarly literature is littered with unreliable results.
The U.S. needs to do more to protect its electrical grid against high-impact cyberattacks, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $15 million to two Cornell University research teams to pursue autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.
Programming jobs have spread across the U.S. and pooled in other metro areas outside of Silicon Valley, according to data from Glassdoor.
The Chinese Robotics Industry Alliance aims to use robotics and automation to help China become increasingly a high-tech manufacturing nation.
It's not about the algorithm.
At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.
A new machine-learning algorithm can predict which characters on "Game of Thrones" will die next.
A research team has uncovered evidence for the existence of the Majorana particle.
UrduScript is a new programing language that makes it easier for beginners to learn programming concepts.
Views differ on how central-processing unit architecture will proceed as Moore's Law becomes increasingly irrelevant.
Researchers have developed a method to increase by the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed on a field-programmable gate array.
Researchers have definitively demonstrated the strength of a 128-bit digital lock for cybersecurity applications.
Researchers often call 2017 the year of the conversational computer in China.
Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands.
Poets say the eyes are a window to the soul. But biomedical engineers are using the eyes to gain insight into the body.