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Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about American surveillance, personifies a debate at the heart of technology systems in government and industry: can the I.T. staff be trusted…
The Linux Foundation is expanding its training options to help Linux developers.
Researchers have printed precisely interlaced stacks of tiny battery electrodes, each less than the width of a human hair.
Researchers have used sound waves to place nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics, and nanoscale circuits.
A new line of comic books tells the life stories of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and other leaders in high technology.
The next army of unmanned drones are scurrying beneath the ocean's surface.
They look like normal pills, oblong and a little smaller than a daily vitamin.
For years, the Google Street View team has captured the world's most interesting places and put the 360-degree imagery on Google Maps for the world to experience virtually.
There are many way to celebrate your 70th birthday.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can magnify images 700 times faster than conventional methods.
New graphical tools offer significant improvements to security experts in their efforts to detect and prevent incidents.
A new way to create holograms could significantly lower the cost of color holographic-video displays and boost conventional 2D display resolution.
The Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise draws bomb squad teams to see who can most effectively use robots to defuse dangerous situations.
Linux continues to dominate the list of the world's fastest supercomputers and there is no reason to think that will change anytime soon.
Researchers have created a graphene-based transistor made from just one molecular monolayer that can work on a computer chip.
Fifty years after starting the 'Art of Computer Programming,' Don Knuth is still working hard at the project.
Although electronic devices continue to shrink, transistors based on semiconductors can only get so small.
A system which uses giant holograms to help medical students master their subject has been pioneered by two London-based junior doctors.
When Max Kelly, the chief security officer for Facebook, left the social media company in 2010, he did not go to Google, Twitter, or a similar Silicon Valley concern.
It is the rare entrepreneur who hits it truly big twice. Those who do—such as Ev Williams, Ted Turner, and Elon Musk—tend to stay within the original industry that made them. In recent memory, Steve Jobs sticks out for his success…
Researchers say the feeding fronds of the slime Physarum polycephalum could be used to build exotic computers.
Osaka University Intelligent Robotics Laboratory director Hiroshi Ishiguro showed a robot that looks like him at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress.
BigBrain is an electronic model that will enable scientists to explore the anatomy of a single brain in far greater detail than previously possible.
Microsoft has announced plans to launch three bug bounty programs designed to eliminate security vulnerabilities in its software.
Computer scientists, artists, and designers discussed the emerging science of big-data visualizations during a recent symposium.
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new algorithm that can accurately measure the heart rates of people depicted in ordinary digital video by analyzing imperceptibly small…
In his young career, Jeffrey Hammerbacher has been a scout on the frontiers of the data economy.
Nvidia, trying to move its graphics chips into the supercomputing market, has found a niche helping engineers build brain-like systems called neural networks.
Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop.
Researchers have developed a cheetah-cub robot that will serve as a platform for research in locomotion and biomechanics.