Astronomer Ed Shaya was in his office looking at data from NASA's Kepler space telescope in 2012 when he noticed something unusual: The light from a galaxy had quickly brightened by 10 percent.
Sometimes, being part of a large crowd can be worse than uncomfortable: it can turn lethal. Deadly crowd crushes that occurred in 2017 include incidents in an Angolan football stadium, an Italian piazza and a Moroccan food aid centre.
Researchers have mined sensor data collected from volunteers to discover hidden trends in well-being, academic performance, and behavior.
Researchers placed magnetized spheres into a solution and subjected them to an "eccentric magnetic field" so they self-assemble with smaller spheres, attached by virtual hinges.
The notion of unifying software development and software operation is catching on.
Federal law enforcement officials are renewing a push for a legal mandate that tech companies build tools into smartphones and other devices that would allow access to encrypted data in criminal investigations.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover just hit a new milestone: its two-thousandth Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet. An image mosaic taken by the rover in January offers a preview of what comes next.
Researchers have found U.S. children now depict scientists as female more than ever.
Researchers have discovered a previously undocumented connection between the central nervous system and emotional expression in the face.
Social media platforms, web browser extensions, and mobile platforms can leak user information, threatening user privacy.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity recently announced the UG2 Prize Challenge for unmanned aerial vehicles, gliders, and ground data entries.
Researchers have discovered how the spatial structure of conjugated polymers can be used to control the colors of organic light-emitting diodes and increase the brightness of monitors.
Researchers have developed multifunctional origami structures that emulate the framework of an earwig's wing, and fabricated them as three-dimensional printed objects.
A cold war is being waged across the world's most advanced industries. And it just got a lot chillier.
John Hennessy, president emeritus of Stanford University and co-recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing award, discusses digital education and the future of leadership.
It's been just over two years since Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin made an explosive claim: Based on the orbital motion of objects in the Kuiper Belt—a region beyond Neptune that is home to Pluto and other icy bodies—there must be a very big something much farther out, hidden save for its subtle gravitational tugs on the rest of the solar system.
Mezmaiskaya Cave offered shelter to Neanderthals for tens of thousands of years. The cave, located near Russia's border with Georgia, preserved Neanderthal remains so well that researchers have now been able to extract genetic information from two different individuals who lived approximately 20,000 years apart.
This is the first fatality involving a robocar under the care of a professional human minder.