More than two hundred years ago, a French weaver named Joseph Jacquard invented a mechanism that greatly simplified textile production.
It's not something NASA likes to advertise, but ever since its creation in 1958, the space agency has only conducted one direct, focused hunt for extraterrestrial life—and that was more than 40 years ago.
Examining each transistor in a microprocessor using techniques for analyzing how the human brain works did not yield anticipated understanding.
Researchers have created a playable visualization of 16,000 video games grouped according to shared commonalities such as gameplay, cultural reactions, and game designers.
IBM Research scientists have created a device that siphons health data from multiple wearable devices and shares the results with a patient's doctor.
Waggle, a wireless environmental sensing platform that combines environmental sensors with hardware and software for edge computing within a portable node or device, has become very popular among research groups, industry, and government entities.
That little blue dot likes to mock.
When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for Iowa's 4th congressional district seat in November, The Washington Post snapped into action, covering both the win and the wider electoral trend.
Researchers have completed the first flights of a NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists' understanding of Earth's water resources: snow.
Predicting earthquakes is the holy grail of seismology.
Researchers have successfully demonstrated the production, transport, and detection of electronic spin information at room temperature, using the boundary layer between lanthanum-aluminate and strontium-titanate.
Employers expect Class of 2017 graduates with bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will earn the highest average starting salaries of 2017 graduates.
Researchers are using high-performance computing tools to analyze data collected from connected-vehicle testing.
New light-emitting diode arrays can both emit and detect light.
Scientists have proposed an algorithmic solution to minimize societal polarization by linking people with opposing viewpoints and assessing them on Twitter.
New software identifies when musicians' posture is poor and gives them an audible notification.
Brain scans appear to be better at discerning lies than polygraphs are.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are using a $3-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to use advanced supercomputing to improve particle flow models that could have far-reaching implications for the pharmaceutical, energy, and aerospace sectors.
A team of researchers has released a protocol for designing and building "bio-bots" powered by muscle cells and controlled with light and electrical signals.
New research explores worst-case scenarios in which hackers exploit security weaknesses in the electrical grid to cause equipment failure and blackouts.