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The bizarre behaviour of the quantum world—with objects existing in two places simultaneously and light behaving as either waves or particles—could result from interactions between many "parallel" everyday worlds, a new theory…
Amin Rigi says drones should be used to save lives, not spy or kill.
Robotics scientists nationwide are pondering an intriguing possibility: Might robotic technologies deployed in rescue and disaster situations be quickly repurposed to help contain the Ebola epidemic?
Electronic devices increasingly are being incorporated into surgical procedures on a functional level.
North Carolina State University researchers say they have developed a more accurate way to determine how far electric vehicles can go before needing a recharge.
In collaboration with the European Space Agency, researchers at Trinity College in Dublin have designed a risk assessment tool for the re-entry of spacecraft debris.
There is rising interest in digital visualization, which serves as a communication tool in areas ranging from hip hop to scientific collaboration.
A wide variety of technologies, from apps and software to big data and robots, are being employed to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Virtual Space Station is a virtual reality system that could provide an escape for astronauts on long space missions.
Why is there such interest in finding new ways to gauge audience reactions?
Bob Foreman's architecture firm ran up a $166,000 phone bill in a single weekend last March.
A 45,000-year-old leg bone from Siberia has yielded the oldest genome sequence for Homo sapiens on record—revealing a mysterious population that may once have spanned northern Asia.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a database and software to help building professionals manage energy upgrades.
Appirio, which owns and operates the TopCoder platform, says it has registered more than 3,700 Swift developers who are working on 2,000 projects in 110 countries.
A new encrypted search system could enable law enforcement officials to collect data more openly without compromising investigations.
Ada Lovelace is recognized as the first computer programmer, but today computer science is overwhelmingly a male domain.
The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable to a national epidemic of collapsing bridges.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at…
Structural biology, the mapping of complex biological molecules such as proteins, is in the grip of a revolution.
The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies…
It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life.
Scientists are no closer to achieving an overall general artificial intelligence, in the sense that a computer can behave like a human.
Microsoft recently brought together young programmers from across Europe for a gaming competition based on Kodu, the company's visual programming language.
Federal University of Bahia researchers suggest a social Internet of Things will enable people and their devices to be more coherently connected.
A Plymouth University graduate has used sensors and circuit boards to convert a typewriter into an interactive social tool.
Researchers are leading an ambitious monitoring project that seeks to map out the Internet's "sleep" patterns to better discern normal downtime from major outages.
Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict the price of Bitcoin.
New York has ambitious plans for its extensive network of pay telephones.
From the scythe to the steam engine, we've always used technology to control the world around us.
For many athletes, watching game film is a necessary chore.