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More than 140,000 advertisements for IT jobs were listed in the U.K. in the second quarter of this year, 13% fewer than were listed in the first quarter
The Swedish Data Protection Authority fined the municipality of Skelleftea for using facial recognition to track students in violation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.
New soft robotic systems inspired by origami can move and change shape in response to external stimuli.
Researchers used state-of-the-art natural language processing to learn how the language employed by crisis counselors systematically changes over time
Researchers at Facebook have developed a tool that lets users better see and control the information the company has collected about their browsing habits outside the social network.
The newly released Multi-agent System for non-Holonomic Racing (MuSHR) platform is intended for use in assembling a robotic race car, as well as for use as a tool for experimenting with artificial intelligence.
A new study predicts 44% of the $135 billion projected to be spent in 2024 to secure critical city infrastructure against hackers will be invested in data safeguards for multiple industries.
A new technique can transform the quantum behavior of an intermetallic crystal of cerium, palladium, and silicon so electrons compete to occupy either orbitals or spin states.
Light is the power behind the global Internet; it may soon help us connect at work and at home, too
The Democratic National Committee warned its Rules and By-Laws Committee that virtual caucusing via teleconferencing may be untenable, as experts successfully hacked into a conference call.
A new system automatically learns how to optimally allocate data processing workloads across thousands of servers as a means of boosting data center efficiency.
Adapted augmented reality eyewear can improve mobility and grasp performance in people with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa.
A new smartphone app can detect extremely small amounts of norovirus (the most common cause of gastroenteritis) in water, when used with a microscope attachment and a light source.
The present state of software engineering education at universities does not meet the needs of technology-based software startups, according to a new study.
A new algorithm can ascertain within seconds whether a super-resolution microscope is operating at maximum resolution, from just one image.
The online political funding ecosystem is coalescing.
U.S. technology firms are hiring more employees in Toronto, Canada, drawn by a talented workforce, a diverse population, and labor and cultural properties that closely resemble those of major U.S. cities.
China's advantage in the quantum technology field is worrisome to some scientists and officials in the U.S., and Beijing's ongoing investment in the technology is helping it catch up with Western researchers.
Cybersecurity firms are researching techniques to foil potential deepfake attacks.
Researchers in South Korea have developed an ultrathin artificial muscle, also called an actuator, for soft robotics.
A study by online employment website CareerBuilder found software developers to be among the highest-compensated and fastest-growing jobs in every U.S. state.
Researchers hope to use algorithms to improve multimessenger astronomy.
The number of girls in the U.K. choosing to take computing at the General Certificate of Secondary Education level increased this year, with girls now making up 21.4% of U.K. GCSE computing entries.
Brown University researchers have created a computer model to simulate the process by which sickle cell disease distorts red blood cells, which could be used in preclinical drug screening.
The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilians thousands of miles beyond its front.
The European Commission is planning regulation that will entitle European Union citizens to control the use of their facial recognition data.
Russia has sent an unmanned spacecraft containing a life-size humanoid robot to the International Space Station.
"White hat" hackers identified serious cyber-vulnerabilities in the flight systems of F-15 fighter jets.
Scientists at three Israeli institutions are collaborating to restore dying coral reefs via three-dimensional printing.
U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg has ordered Georgia not to use its paperless voting machines, election management software, or servers for the 2020 election.