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After decades of repeated reinvention, the silicon transistor is starting to show its age, and the industry is hunting for alternatives.
Indiana University recently announced the establishment of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, a $7-million initiative to examine complex networks.
Researchers at Wellesley College in Massachusetts have developed a tool that examines how true and false stories propagate on Twitter.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named Carnegie Mellon University professor Carl Kingsford a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery.
In 2009, a man named Barry Beck suffered a series of strokes, which caused extensive damage to his right occipital lobe and to the brain stem.
Think online video is old hat? Think again.
Just how bad will the Ebola outbreak in West Africa get?
Eau de Comet isn't, we now know, the most seductive scent floating around in our galaxy. The Rosetta probe's Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) has been using its two mass spectrometers to detect the…
Researchers have analyzed news agendas in different parts of the world to see how the coverage reflects actual international events.
China wants to transform its chip industry into a world leader by 2030 and become less reliant on foreign-sourced technology.
Google is collaborating with Oxford University researchers to help machines better understand users, and to improve visual-recognition systems using deep learning.
This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on Sept. 20, from a distance of 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers), shows jets of dust and gas streaming…
A presentation during the Argonne OutLoud series considered how computer technologies can help mitigate challenges associated with increased urbanization.
Four of this year's most dangerous software exploits were examples of vulnerabilities that lay undiscovered in widely utilized code for years.
ETH Zurich researchers say several new components for biological circuits are important for constructing precisely functioning and programmable bio-computers.
Container ships could be used to create a kind of international quantum Internet.
Parallel computing has become increasingly important as chipmakers put more and more processor cores on individual chips.
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.