What the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute thinks about the rise of AI
Word selection among Twitter users who could be identified as likely members of one or the other political party showed specific usage patterns. Christopher Intagliata reports
The reason why many doctors find EHRs difficult to use might be that the software wasn't properly tested, research suggests
The online encyclopedia hosted a conference to enlist the help of scientists and reduce disputes about the quality of entries
New research suggests that one of humanity’s most important inventions can be improved
Voice assistants can do more than take dictations. Here’s how to put them to work for you
The National Security Agency's ability to capture Internet traffic on U.S. soil has been based on an extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: AT&T
Northwestern University researchers have developed a phone add-on that gives physical feedback
The emergence of mobile “assistive” technologies, influenced heavily by the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25 years ago, marks a major step forward for people with disabilities, unlocking unprecedented new possibilities for communication, navigation and independence...
The American’s with Disabilities Act has influenced development of smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets to help the disabled
New commercial satellites that promise constant close-ups of Earth are a boon to emergency responders and police but also raise privacy concerns
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Private funding for the Arecibo Observatory—the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world—may be a poison pill
The biologist Deborah Gordon has uncovered how ant colonies search efficiently without central organization, an insight that might improve computer networks
With a $100-million donation, billionaire Yuri Milner plans to revolutionize the astronomical quest to find alien life
Entrepreneur and former physicist Yuri Milner talks about the just-announced $100-million Breakthrough Listen Project to search for extraterrestrial technological civilizations ...
At 8:52 P.M. Eastern time, July 14, 2015, an all's-well signal from the New Horizons spacecraft finished its 4.5-hour, three-billion-mile trip from near Pluto through the solar system to alert mission control on Earth that it was in working order and had succeeded in gathering data ...
Even if the decade-old flyby spacecraft could have used higher frequency microwaves to return data, large improvements might not have followed
Have you ever stopped to consider exactly how e-mail or streaming video gets into your smartphone or tablet so quickly, seamlessly, and in real time? That's wi-fi in action. This week, Tech Talker delves into the technology behind wireless devices...
At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...