Beijing has announced plans to build a brain-science centre that will rival in size some of the world's largest neuroscience organizations. It will also serve as a core facility for the country's long-awaited brain project—China's version of the high-profile brain-science initiatives under way elsewhere in the world.
The shape on the screen appears only briefly—just long enough for the test subject to commit it to memory. At the same time, an electrical signal snakes past the bony perimeter of her skull, down through a warm layer of gray matter toward a batch of electrodes near the center of her brain.
Geologists have charted mountain ranges and forests and desert tundras, astronomers the heavens above, yet our planet's oceans remain largely unexplored; it's often said that we have a more complete understanding of the Moon or Mars than we do of our own seabed.
Ross Compton had no idea his pacemaker would finger him for arson.
A Brown University team develops a way to 'score' robots for being more (or less) like people.
After sailing through two friendly Senate hearings—one so uncontroversial that only six senators tops bothered to even show up at any given point in the hour—Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone seems set for confirmation as the next director of the National Security Agency.
John Bolton has spent years imploring the U.S. to go on the attack in cyberspace—a stance that some digital warfare experts caution could set up the nation for a conflict it would be better off avoiding.
More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen.
A new "computational microscope" can model the atomic and subatomic forces driving molecular interactions.
Northwestern University researchers are making qubits out of organometallic molecules.
The Digital Life team at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst has unveiled three-dimensional models of a loggerhead and a green sea turtle.
Researchers are studying deep learning, with a focus on improving medical imaging and advancing the future of truly smart houses that will perform manual labor for occupants.
Researchers in Japan have synthesized helical nanographene, a breakthrough that could lead to nanoscale induction coils and molecular springs for use in nanomechanics.
A study of robot faces across 76 dimensions found that robots whose faces were rated less-friendly lacked a mouth and pupils, but had eyelids.
Programming languages and frameworks associated with DevOps and machine learning are on the rise, and developers working in these areas garner the highest salaries.
MIT Professor Who Developed Wi-Fi-like Device That 'Sees Through Walls' to Receive ACM Prize in Computing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dina Katabi has been named recipient of the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing.
Researchers in Russia have demonstrated that physical activity data obtained from wearable computing devices can be used to generate digital biomarkers of aging and frailty.
Tomorrow's wars will be fought with a lethal combination of soldiers, drones, and AI-powered systems. The Internet of Battle Things, as it's being called, is a vast battlefield network of machines and humans—and the US Army is working to make it a reality.
Automation that helps doctors perform surgery also will help them learn to be better surgeons.