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A promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go uses a nanogenerator to harvest and convert vibration energy from a surface into power for the phone.
NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought.
Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and theNational Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack on the Syrian military and President…
Last year's revelations over the U.S. tapping of phone and internet data gave telecoms firms pause for thought over whether they should sell their "big data" for gain, but the commercial potential could prove irresistible.
Bats are the inspiration for an initiative at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to develop small flying robots.
Quick Response codes could demand a dangerous level of trust from users, according to Internet security researchers.
Researchers say they have operated a silicon-germanium transistor at 798 GHz fMAX, which makes it the world's fastest silicon-based device by about 200 GHz.
Researcher Michael Cook thinks his ANGELINA software can design a video game—and that's not all.
Bitcoin suffered a major setback Tuesday as the website of Mt.Gox, the once dominant trading platform for the virtual currency, was all but shut down.
Every morning at around 4:30 a.m., James Clapper wakes up and prepares for the worst job in Washington.
Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been working on a programming language called Sketch, which allows programmers…
It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil.
If you are looking for a sure thing at this year's Oscars look no further than Gravity to win the best visual effects category.
Bitcoin, a purely digital currency, is backed by no commodity and governed by no central bank, but it exists because a small number of humans have chosen to believe in its legitimacy.
There is growing interest in programs that allow students to double-major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field and a foreign language.
Graphene could be used to provide secure wireless connections and improve the efficiency of communications devices.
A new type of holographic memory device could provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data-processing capabilities in electronic devices.
Stanford University professor Mehran Sahami says students today understand computing's potential and are technology consumers.
Smartphones could be used to detect gamma radiation.
The new Valid@doc system accelerates online administrative procedures by automatically verifying and validating printed electronic documents.
The European Commission hopes to complement academics with business expertise through Technology Transfer in Computing Systems.
In 2006, Scott Hassan, a prolific software engineer, started a research lab dedicated to robotics called Willow Garage.
Computer chips keep getting faster because transistors keep getting smaller.
It's second nature for us to follow an airplane across the sky, or to walk around a rock we see in our path.
Researchers are leading a European Union-funded project to classify online rumors as speculation, controversy, misinformation, or disinformation.
Anecdotal evidence suggests women sometimes feel they do not fit in at hackathons.
Mitsubishi researchers are developing a vehicle assistant system that can anticipate driver needs when controlling car navigation systems and stereos.
While the talent pipeline of female workers in science, engineering, and technology is growing, many women are leaving these in-demand fields.
A recent study analyzed more than 50 million tweets from about 14 million users to determine how much Twitter users curse.
The debate about whether to continue the dragnet surveillance of Americans' phone records is highlighting divisions within the Democratic and Republican parties that could transform the politics of national security.