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XML co-inventor Tim Bray, speaking at the recent DevBeat conference in San Francisco, argued for the use of federated identity services.
Dr. Serge Abiteboul recently presented the Royal Society Milner Award lecture before the Royal Society in London.
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate two new members to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Policy.
A team of researchers tries to determine the best approach to predicting world events by making a game out of it.
A team of researchers has achieved a breakthrough that brings quantum computing closer to real-world use.
As small cameras with the ability to identify individuals proliferate in public places and data storage prices drop, privacy issues are growing increasingly complex.
Google recently announced the availability of version 1.0 of Web programming language Dart.
Researchers are studying how brain-computer interfaces can be applied to robotics.
Google chief Internet evangelist and ACM president Vint Cerf said strong regulations are needed to address privacy and other challenges the Internet of Things presents.
Although technology companies would like to increase hiring this year, they are concerned that a shortage of skilled workers will limit their ability to do so, according to a TECNA survey of more than 1,700 technology executives…
Neuroscientists are discovering how groups of cells in the human brain cooperate to produce certain results, in a manner similar to crowdsourcing software.
Demand for high-performance computing is burgeoning and will continue to grow, with or without the requisite hardware.
Smartphone accelerometers can be used to distinguish between different motorized transportation modalities.
Researchers say they have successfully installed the world's first Blue Gene Active Storage system.
Science, technology, engineering, and math programs and business schools should find a way to collaborate and build bridges.
The new tuition-free computer academy called 42 aims to produce graduates more innovative, employable, diverse, and useful to the French economy.
Israel's military is working to draw more women into its computer division.
Microsoft recently released a study that touted the use of fuel cells to power data centers.
Researchers have developed a tool that could be used to uncover phony Wikipedia contributors.
Direct logging of data from cars provides access to invaluable data, as well as the ability to measure a vehicle's energy utilization.
Emerging biometric technologies could replace the use of passwords.
IBM computer scientists are using big data on the Watson supercomputer to produce cooking results that could be called creative.
NASA's next mission to Mars aims to answer one question: What happened to the air that once made the surface habitable?
It's a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from?
Cracking one of the most complicated cipher devices ever created—the Enigma machine—may not have been what Britain's Mavis Batey envisioned when she studied the German romantic poets at University College London when World War…
Speakers at Transatlantic Science Week note that massive open online courses (MOOCs) might democratize higher education globally, but significant progress would be required to reach such a point.
"Qubits" of information encoded in a silicon system persisted for almost 100 times longer than ever before.
Women represented a majority of workers filling new technology jobs created through September of this year, for the first time in at least 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.S. National Science Foundation recently announced several partnerships aimed at big data discovery, innovation, and education.
IBM announced that its Watson supercomputer will be available as a cloud service to third-party users at a significantly lower cost than in the past, marking the latest effort among large technology firms to make supercomputers…