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Researchers have used a highly conductive, bendable graphene-based ink to inkjet-print graphene patterns that could be used as conductive electrodes.
Google is preparing to formally release Dart language version 1.0, as well as the 3.0 version of Google Web Toolkit.
Last February, Astro Teller, the director of Google's secretive research lab, Google X, went to seek approval from Chief Executive Officer Larry Page for an unlikely acquisition.
The idea is to use airborne infra-red cameras to collect evidence, which could then be used to prosecute vandals who deface property at night.
A new NASA and university analysis of ocean data collected more than 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition provides further confirmation that human activities have warmed our planet over the…
It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.
In the real world, animals have evolved the ability to get from point A to B by galloping, crawling, and jumping. Now, robots in the virtual world have accomplished something similar.
At some point in the not-too-distant future, building powerful, miniature computing systems will be considered a hobby for high schoolers, just as robotics or even Lego-building are today.
IBM has given Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute an open-ended three-year charter to improve the intelligence of IBM's Watson software.
Rice University researchers have developed a method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors.
Researchers are working on solutions to growing power consumption, as mainstream processors are expected to contain hundreds of cores in the near future.
The U.S. Department of Energy's supercomputer efforts need at least another $400 million annually to possibly build an exascale computer by 2020.
Hacking is openly discussed and promoted in China.
Google's Crisis Response unit created a crisis map Web page to assist the community of Moore, OK, in its cleanup and recovery.
The application of artificial intelligence to the law aims to let automated systems handle arguments in which the logic is not clear.
Companies market to you according to your shopping habits, your age, your salary, and your social-media activities. In the future, they may be able to advertise to you on the basis of your DNA.
Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person's computer, download the contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes, and monitor cellphone…
Arizona State University professor Carole-Jean Wu is researching how to convert waste heat in computing systems to usable electricity.
Researchers have developed a type of transparent electrode that could be used in solar cells, flexible displays, and future optoelectronic circuits.
A new technique can create high-quality semiconductor thin films only one atom thick.
A new computational method lets scientists visualize high-dimensional data produced by single-cell measurement technologies such as mass cytometry.
Microsoft announced a new version of the Xbox One earlier this week, and with it an improved and essentially reinvented version of Kinect, the company's body- and gesture-control sensor.
As much time as we spend with our cell phones and laptops and tablets, it's still pretty much a one-way relationship.
Two years ago Stanford professor Andrew Ng joined Google's X Lab, the research group that's given us Google Glass and the company's driverless cars. His mission: to harness Google's massive data centers and build artificial intelligence…
One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD) in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on a private…
Bob Metcalfe, Dave Boggs, and the rest of the scientists at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1973 were a lot like young developers at a Silicon Valley startup today.
Researchers have developed a method that allows a humanoid robot to receive an object handed to it by a person with a somewhat-natural human-like motion.
Researchers have discovered new, hard-to-detect methods for triggering mobile device malware.
Researchers have made progress on the longstanding challenge of developing a band gap property in graphene, essential for using the material to make transistors.
New software will make it easier for engineers to develop real-world safety assessments of structures and foundations.