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On the flat lava plain of Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, near the Arctic Circle, you can find the mines of Bitcoin.
What do artificial whiskers and coffee-filled balloons have in common?
The Schaft robot developed by Japanese researchers dominated the U.S. Pentagon's Defense Advance Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge 2013 Trials.
It is possible to crack 4,096-bit RSA encryption keys by using a microphone to listen to high-pitched noises generated by internal computer components.
A new report recommends the federal government not interfere with massive open online course vendors and providers.
Researchers have successfully fabricated a working loudspeaker using a three-dimensional printer.
Versions of Wikipedia content in different languages have little overlap, with the English edition, for example, containing just 51 percent of the articles in German.
The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels.
An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory of a pioneer in the design of intelligent humanoid machines…
A new method of data compression outperforms existing techniques and could eventually be integrated into medical, scientific, and video-streaming applications.
One of the world's largest academic publishers has launched a wide-ranging takedown spree, demanding that several different universities take down their own scholars' research.
Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target.
In a robotic twist on American Gladiators, 17 robots and their teams will descend upon Florida this week to see which ones have the greatest superhero potential.
Researchers for the first time have used 3D printing to make a consumer electronic device, a loudspeaker ready for use almost as soon as it comes off the printer.
Researchers have developed two applications that could transform New Yorkers' social media activity into viable data.
Neural networks modeled on the human brain have advanced over the past 20 years and are now making their way into mainstream computing.
A new algorithm makes subtle changes to various points on a face to make it more memorable without changing the subject's overall appearance.
Researchers are using three-dimensional technology traditionally used in the film industry to analyze the everyday movements of stroke patients.
Dina Katabi is leading a team working to create tools and programs to improve the speed, efficiency, and security of wireless data transmissions.
Gaia is destined to create the most accurate map yet of the Milky Way.
Using the microphones and speakers that come standard in many of today's laptop computers and mobile devices, hackers can secretly transmit and receive data using high-frequency audio signals that are mostly inaudible to human…
New Mexico State University researchers recently used real and computer-generated data to develop a software system to study biological systems.
NASA's Deep Space Network, the world's largest and most powerful communications system for "talking to" spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. 24: the 50th anniversary of its official creation.
Many of the U.S. government's older mission-critical systems continue to run on a programming language developed in 1959.
AweSim is a Web-based app store that will offer high-performance computing tools to small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses.
Nearly 62 percent of all website traffic is currently produced by automated software tools, according to an Incapsula study.
Inside a darkened conference room in the Miami Beach Holiday Inn, America's most badass hackers are going to war—working their laptops between swigs of Bawls energy drink as Bassnectar booms in the background.
The panel set up by President Barack Obama to review widespread National Security Agency surveillance has produced a report in remarkably short order, and it contains a surprising suggestion: the NSA should stop collecting its…
Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance.
If Bitcoin is a bubble, as its critics contend, it is showing signs of deflation.