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In factories and warehouses, robots routinely outdo humans in strength and precision.
Three standards organizations promote two core technologies for charging mobile devices (and even electric cars) without plugging them in.
The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world's attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality.
New software can show whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation.
Several counties in California and Texas are hoping open source voting will be the solution to electronic voting machines now reaching the end of their lifespans.
Robots that can learn how to do just about anything, including anticipating what their human owners are about to do, may be lurking around the corner if scientists at four leading research universities and several high tech companies…
One of the canards that’s regularly trotted out in discussions of ARM vs. x86 processors is the idea that ARM chips are intrinsically more power efficient thanks to fundamental differences in the ISA (instruction set architecture)…
An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory.
Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.
Affordable, connected, personal medical devices are slowly changing the nature of health care.
In-memory databases promise speedier processing.