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Watch enough science fiction movies and you'll probably come to the conclusion that humans are living on borrowed time.
If you should one day find yourself in a spacecraft circling Mars, don't count on a good view.
The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to eliminate ISP privacy rules, following the Senate vote to take the same action last week. The legislation to kill the rules now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature…
Dance Dance Convolution is a new system that takes as an input the raw audio files of pop songs, and produces dance routines as an output.
Researchers have developed a method that could make it possible to produce some of the narrowest microchip wires ever.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute have used facial-recognition software to diagnose a rare genetic disease in Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans.
Researchers have modified a commercially available do-it-yourself kit for building and programming robots capable of transferring exact amounts of fluids between flasks, test tubes, and experimental dishes.
An out-of-the-box solution to infrastructure is drawing increasing attention.
William Kochevar of Cleveland can slowly move his right arm and hand. No big deal—except that the 56-year-old had been paralyzed from the shoulders down since a bicycling accident ten years ago.
Thirty-five years ago, while Martin Amis was writing "Money," one of the novels that defined the 1980s, he admitted to a distracting dalliance with another contemporary icon.
It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.
New Internet Engineering Task Force chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper lauds the organization as "a very special place because of the standards work it has done in the past and how that work is affecting the growth and will…
Researchers have developed a prototype gadget that transmits secret quantum keys to encrypt data sent from a mobile device to a payment terminal.
Researchers have found a typical office scanner can be infiltrated and an organization's network compromised through it..
U-Lion is a novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle that can take off and land vertically in the manner of a helicopter, yet cruise horizontally like an airplane.
Computers have for the first time trained themselves to cooperate in games in which the goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for all players.
Splinter is a new encryption system that disguises users' database queries so they reveal no private information.
Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the leading figures at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab, was teaching…
NASA pulled off a scientific double play in Hawaii this winter, using the same instruments and aircraft to study both volcanoes and coral reefs.
Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans?
The next frontier in digital health may be one of the most unlikely: the emergency room.
Researchers are helping computational chemists prepare to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines.
Researchers believe three-dimensional printing of flexible electronics integrating sensors and processing circuitry is key to bulk manufacturing of a robot "skin."
Researchers are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Stampede supercomputer to create tadpoles with pigmentation never before seen in nature.
Neural networks will assist, rather than replace, human programmers.
Nature. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Journal of the American Medical Association.
On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear's living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity.
Cells are basically tiny computers: They send and receive inputs and output accordingly.
Researchers say they have developed a system that can digitally transmit the color and sourness of a glass of lemonade to a tumbler of water.
The University of Rochester has significantly increased the number of female students graduating with computer science degrees.