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New technology could make it possible to print extremely thin mobile phones directly on clothing.
The first rule of riding in Google's self-driving car, says Dmitri Dolgov, is not to compliment Google's self-driving car.
Gary Kildall, who died in 1994, will be honored by the IEEE for his creation of the landmark PC operating system CP/M, as well as his invention of BIOS.
Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.
The Medical and Environmental Data Mashup Infrastructure project aims to enable research into the links between climate, weather, environment, and health.
Judges at the lowest levels of the federal judiciary are balking at sweeping requests by law enforcement officials for cellphone and other sensitive personal data, declaring the demands overly broad and at odds with basic constitutional…
Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated has called the line running through Connecticut that separates Yankee fans and Red Sox fans the Munson-Nixon line.
A nonprofit recently staged a small-scale drill mimicking the outages that affected New York after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012.
The 10th Annual Google Summer of Code program will involve 1,307 students working with 190 mentoring organizations to create open source code.
Researchers have broken a record by transmitting enough power wirelessly over a distance of about 16 feet to simultaneously charge up to 40 smartphones.
Microsoft, Google, and other tech giants have committed to contribute more than $3 million to an initiative to improve open source software.
There is a significant gap between U.S. high school students' exposure to computer science and their use of computers and technology.
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.
Given the fast-paced changes that happen in technology, predicting the future has become more fun than guessing who will win the Super Bowl or "Dancing With the Stars."
Student researchers are working with Sandia National Laboratories to develop a robotic system that can be used to map rooms in three-dimensional space.
Researchers say they have demonstrated a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array, moving one step closer to making a quantum computer a reality.
Researchers have determined that Alzheimer's disease and glioblastoma multiform, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, share a pathway in gene transcription.
Researchers say they have developed a computational method that dramatically speeds up estimates of gene activity from RNA sequencing data.
Vulnerability underscored the issue of how projects like OpenSSL should be supported.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent application for an "Interactive three-dimensional display system," which details a method of presenting users with what appears to be a 3D image that can be manipulated…
The best way to think about Aereo, the company at the center of this week's Supreme Court battle over the future of computing, is as an example of legal performance art.
Technology news is full of incremental developments, but few of them are true milestones.
Using a form of krypton, a chemical element created when cosmic rays hit the planet, scientists have developed a new technique to more accurately date ancient Antarctic ice which could help them understand the forces that have…
Stories set in the future are often judged, as time passes, on whether they come true or not.
A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
For six months each year, the perennially dark and wind-swept plains of the southern polar ice cap have an average temperature of about 58 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.
A practical "photonic transistor" for optical interconnects will be able to control light signals similarly to electronic transistors.
Stanford's Girls Teach Girls To Code program recently hosted more than 200 high school girls on campus for a "Code Camp."
Twitter can be useful for predicting up to 25 kinds of crimes, especially offenses like stalking, thefts, and certain kinds of assault, if the correct analysis is applied.