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The art of origami is transforming electrical engineering and electronics design, as scientists draw on concepts that could enable new shape-shifting electronics.
Pioneers gather in Palo Alto to commemorate a foundational Internet technology.
Like some bizarre form of optical fibre, a long, thin wormhole might let you send messages through time using pulses of light.
Each morning around 6, Mary Ellen Snodgrass swallows a computer chip.
Brewster Kahle is quick to point out that we are not standing inside a former Scientology church.
New software tracks and records infants' activity during videotaped autism screening tests.
Chalmers University of Technology Ph.D. Viktor Larsson's doctoral dissertation describes software that would help hybrid vehicles optimize battery usage.
Researchers have developed a system that can give a satellite orbiting the moon faster Internet access than many U.S. homes get.
Forty years ago, there was exactly one way for humans to reproduce.
Some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these 10 are the most significant.
When the first human colonists land on Mars several decades from now, their habitat will already be waiting.
The instructions encoded into DNA are thought to follow a universal set of rules across all domains of life. But researchers report today in Science1 that organisms routinely break these rules.
The B-52 bomber, one of the great stalwarts of America's military arsenal, is getting its first major communications system upgrade since the Kennedy administration.
In the summer of 2012, five American technology companies bid on a project for a demanding new client: the CIA.
AT&T has demonstrated its User-Defined Network Cloud and other innovative technologies that could soon be available.
Efforts to replace passwords with better protections face an uphill battle.
Nonprofit associations, academic organizations, and major corporations are launching efforts to attract more women to the information technology field.
Java/J2EE was the most in-demand software development skill for employers searching Dice.com in the first quarter of 2014, according to the company.
A European public-private consortium aims to make exaflop supercomputers based on the central-processing units used in smartphones and tablet computers.
Roombots are small robotic modules that can change their shape to create reconfigurable furniture.
Researchers are studying a new type of spiking neural network that more closely mimics the behavioral learning processes of mammalian brains.
Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Justice indicted five Chinese military officers for industrial espionage, accusing them of leading attacks on the computers of U.S. companies including U.S. Steel and Westinghouse to gather…
The robot tank is moving rapidly through the scrub on its caterpillar tracks.
To celebrate the publication of the eBooks of The Art of Computer Programming, (TAOCP), we asked several computer scientists, contemporaries, colleagues, and well-wishers to pose one question each to author Donald E. Knuth. Here…
Clarence "Skip" Ellis, the first African-American man to earn a Ph.D. in computer science, died May 17 at age 71.
The electric grid was designed as a one-way highway, with power cascading out from big power plants to cities and towns at the end of the line.
My legal saga started last summer with a knock at the door, behind which stood two federal agents ready to to serve me with a court order requiring the installation of surveillance equipment on my company's network.
Judges have selected five winners in the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 2014 International Space Apps Challenge.
A recent big data project was designed to get a better understanding of bicycle usage and its relationship to automobile and bus traffic.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Luis von Ahn says he believes his Duolingo venture is determining what next-generation education will look like.