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The White House's strategy on cybersecurity: Co-opt the opposition.
Whoever robbed Janet Wolf's hotel room did his work discreetly.
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk will study dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology, and climate change.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has named Aaron Hill and Ashley Newson the winners of its summer coding contest for teenagers.
Concordia University researcher Mohammed Othman says his mathematical model, which uses psychological data from personality tests, could improve engineer workforce planning.
It's hard to stand out from the crowd—particularly if you are a single photon in a sea of millions in an optical fibre.
The U.K. branch of an American company has developed a hi-tech software programme it believes can help detect and prevent potentially dangerous passengers and cargo entering the U.K. using the technique known as "risk profiling"…
The success of Israel's Iron Dome in shooting down missiles fired from Gaza has a lot to do with a company you've probably never heard of: MPrest Systems.
Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows division, abruptly left the company on November 12, shortly after introducing the latest version of the company's flagship operating system, Windows 8.
Computer chips that mimic the human brain are outstripping conventional chips in crucial ways. They could also revolutionise our understanding of how the brain functions.
North Carolina State University researchers have developed software that runs in conjunction with the Message Passing Interface, a library for splitting applications across multiple servers so the different parts of the program…
Longsoon Technology, which is partly funded by the Chinese Academy of Science, will share details about its Godson eight-core processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February.
Concordia University researchers have developed a method for removing unwanted spam emails from user inboxes.
A technique developed by an international research team could potentially improve the accuracy of determining the position of mobile devices. The protocol simultaneously predicts the location of the mobile device user and the…
Researchers at SINTEF ICT are developing computing tools composed of different building blocks so that people can select, combine, and put together the information technology (IT) services they need.
Deep-learning technology, an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, has grown in speed and accuracy. Deep-learning systems recently have outperformed humans in certain…
In the early morning of 16 June, 2012, a top-secret spaceplane made a picture-perfect landing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Imagine a world where a computer chip costs just a penny.
Anonymous, the loose coalition of hackers waging war on Israeli Web sites, is the least of Israel's cyber problems.
China recently has fully embraced high-performance computing and now has 72 systems on the most recent Top500 supercomputer list, making it the second largest HPC user in the world behind the United States.
Computer scientists claim they can now store and process information simultaneously like a human brain by using nanoscale electronic components.
With Paul Otellini heading in May to the nearest 18-hole course, speculation is rampant about who will replace him.
Nvidia may be flying high on its tablet wins, but it still has a long way to go before it can call itself a real mobile player.
The fighting between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza strip over the last few days is the latest round of violence in a region that has been torn apart by a decades-old conflict. But the debut of Israel's Iron Dome missile…
Scientists at Toshiba and Cambridge University have used an advanced photodetector to extract weak photons from the torrents of light pulses carried by fiber-optic cables, in a technique that offers a less expensive way to ensure…
The world's oldest original working digital computer, the Witch, has been restored after a three-year effort and was recently put on display at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, England.
Thousands of students across the U.S. recently participated in the opening round of the CyberPatriot challenge, the premier high school cyberwarfare competition. A second round will be held before the semifinals in January,…
Teaching Introduction to Sociology is almost second nature to Mitchell Duneier, a professor at Princeton: he has taught it 30 times, and a textbook he co-wrote is in its eighth edition.
Scientists working on NASA's six-wheeled rover on Mars have a problem. But it's a good problem.
When David Harel started the experiment, the petri dish of mouse cells looked just like any other.