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A spokesman of the Iranian oil ministry confirmed a cyber attack on the ministry's data systems, but stressed that the Iranian oil industries' data has not been damaged or lost in the attack.
Vint Cerf invented the protocol that rules them all: TCP/IP.
Think of all the data humans have collected over the long history of astronomy, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Babylon to images—like the one here—taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
When Apple posted a job listing last week for a "Computer Vision specialist," the tech-obsessed echo chamber began speculating which Apple product line would be employing this person's expertise.
The American firm says the innovation allows it to offer more computational power while using less energy.
The International Center of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering's Daresbury lab recently installed an IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer in order to help re-engineer software to run on future computers with millions…
The University of Florida College of Engineering is proposing to revise the assignments of some of its tenured faculty in the computer science department to focus more on teaching and advising and less on research in an attempt…
North Carolina State University researchers have developed centrality-based power control technology, which they say is a more efficient data transmission approach that can boost the amount of data networks can transmit by as…
U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory researchers recently received part of a $25 million grant to address the problem of extracting knowledge from massive data sets.
Senior Iranian military officials announced that the country's experts have decoded the intelligence gathering system and memory hard discs of the United States' highly advanced RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft that was downed…
Counterfeit electronics embedded in missile guidance systems and hundred-million-dollar aircraft have become a serious problem for the U.S. military and its contractors.
Over the past several decades, there's been a stunning revolution in how we view the prospect of life on other planets.
The thorny privacy issues of tomorrow were on display Thursday morning, when AT&T showed off a batch of technologies under development at AT&T Labs, the company’s research arm.
Although modern science calls for researchers to share their work so that their peers can verify the success or failure of experiments, most researchers still do not share the source code for the software used in their projects…
A group of technologists recently established the Open Source Hardware Association to promote the creation and sharing of hardware or electronic designs.
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Google have developed software that can identify groups of fraudulent online reviews that attempt to steer the sentiment of products or businesses.
MIT researchers have developed Julia, a programming language designed for building technical applications. The language has already been used for image analysis and linear algebra research.
A University of Akron study comparing human graders and software designed to score student essays concluded that they achieved virtually identical levels of accuracy, with the software proving more reliable in some cases.
In early 1999, an associate computer science professor at UC Santa Barbara climbed the steps to the second floor headquarters of a small startup in Palo Alto, and wound up surprising himself by accepting a job offer.
Iran appears to have recently published a Persian-language "Request for Information" for an even-more filtered and monitored version of the Internet than what presently exists in the Islamic Republic.
Karen Sandler has a big heart. And that's not just because she is head of the Gnome Foundation—a non-profit community group dedicated to making and giving away free software for PCs.
People with Linux skills and experience have a good chance of finding a Linux job, or landing a better position.
Hierarchical hardware coherence that remains transparent to application programs could be used to solve the scaling problem for next-generation processors, according to a Semiconductor Research Corp. study.
Clique Research Cluster scientists recently analyzed data from Last.fm, a social Web site for music, to determine which cities set the world's listening trends.
Roger Cone is a microbiologist, not a politician. He struggles with a basic truth: For all the scientific acceptance of evolution, many Americans simply don't believe it is factually accurate.
Data centers and mobile telecommunications networks use more than 623 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually, and a 2008 study found that the IT sector represented 2 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
A volunteer project in the United Kingdom is writing session plans for teaching the basics of computer programming to children between the ages of 10 and 11.
Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller recently received $16 million in venture capital funding and formed partnerships with five universities to form Coursera, a free online learning system…
Cassini flew by Enceladus at an altitude of about 46 miles (74 kilometers). This flyby was designed primarily for the ion and neutral mass spectrometer to analyze, or "taste," the composition of the moon's south polar plume as…
MIT's Nancy Lynch was named the 2012 Athena Lecturer for her advances in distributed systems that enable dependable Internet and wireless network applications.