Occipital develops computer-vision products, and the acquisition of ManCTL will make it easier to create 3D models of the real world.
NASA today announced its 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class, drawing upon a pool of 6,000 candidates.
Over the course of 20 minutes, Curiosity fired its million-watt laser at a tiny section of Martian soil 20 times.
I'm sure you're happy to know that deep neural networks perform signiﬁcantly better than shallow networks. But you might be thrilled to learn that Microsoft has doubled the speed at which it can translate what you say into text ... while also improving accuracy.
The Tianhe-2 was ranked No. 1 on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. This marks China's first return to the top position since November 2010, when the Tianhe-1A was named top dog.
This submersible is barely the size of two soda cans, yet scientists think it might be useful for finding life on and around other planets, including Jupiter's Europa, an ice-covered moon.
The RK-1 is an Arduino-powered, Wi-Fi capable motorized robot you can control with an iOS or Android device.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that companies may not patent human genes. At least, not ones they haven't made themselves.
Google is helping a little leaguer throw out the first pitch in a major league game today, even though he has a life-threatening blood disease, by using a telerobotic pitching machine -- and Google Fiber.
Anki is an artificial intelligence and robotics startup that emerged out of stealth mode today and unveiled its first product -- a car racing game called Anki Drive. It also revealed $50 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and Two Sigma.
Ghost Group, a venture capital firm located in Newport Beach, California, has raised a $1 million fund to provide people with an opportunity to invest in the growing marijuana industry.
ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, has scored a sweet $35 million third round of funding led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital.
The Falcon 9 rocket is a big part of SpaceX's roadmap to put people in space on commercial flights. And it's dang magestic-looking, too.
"We've begun shipping production units," cofounder David Cann told VentureBeat via email today. "In fact, we've already shipped the first 100. We'll ship another 1,000 units by September."
The investment totals $12 million and marks the search company's first investment in Africa. "Given South Africa’s position as an economic powerhouse in Africa, a greener grid in South Africa can set an example for the whole continent."
MIT is offering up its engine that helps developers mess with the speed of light. It's as trippy and mind-bending as it sounds.
The basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections, according to researchers that published findings via Nature Photonics.
On top of the first successful SpaceX Dragon launch, here are other awesome developments we've seen in the past year concerning efforts to explore space.
Science has come a long, long way in the past 100 years. So why can't tell which way the wind is going to blow in an hour?
The real hero here is Karl Sanford, the enthusiastic fan who took the time to put it all together. On the YouTube page for the clip, he says, "This is my first attempt at this process and hope to update and refine these videos as more data becomes available."