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The Internet Society presented Steven Huter with the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award in recognition of his years of work helping to bring the Internet to more than 120 countries.
The Smart Cities Council has rolled out a Web-based portal to help cities gather and organize the data they require for smart city project planning.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is selecting research teams to develop a neural interface to allow soldiers to link their brains to military systems.
University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have proposed a new method for protecting the electrical grid from a cyberattack.
Researchers collaborated on the use of machine learning algorithms to gain new insights about the history of music.
President Donald Trump's insistence on holding a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin hobbled U.S. intelligence agencies that would usually get an intimate look at such a sit-down, but American spies still…
And its inventor has just stepped down.
Science fiction writers and technologists have been predicting the arrival of robot butlers for the better part of a century. So far domestic robots have been relatively pedestrian: robot dogs, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers.
Fujitsu says its "Quantum-Inspired" Digital Annealing is capable of tackling combinatorial optimization problems.
"For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on top of it," Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in downtown Washington, D.C., about a half-mile from the…
Researchers have taught computers to spot microscopic radiation damage to materials to be used in nuclear reactors.
Scientists have generated rapid single-photon light pulses, each of which representing a bit of binary code.
Researchers analyzed thousands of documented UFO sightings to determine the degree to which factors such as movie releases and weather events shaped sighting patterns.
Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem.
One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.
Australia is a bloody long way from the rest of the world.
Researchers have developed a machine learning method that uses observations to accurately extrapolate all possible conditions shaped by the same physical dynamics.
Researchers have developed a rotary actuated dodecahedron sampler, a device for studying soft sea creatures such as jellyfish or squid in their natural habitats.
IBM Watson Health has extended its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help treat veterans with cancer using artificial intelligence.
The Hungarian Academy of Science has demonstrated a method of inducing real-world self-organizing flocking behavior in robot drones.
Alphabet subsidiary Loon plans to deploy a system of balloons to provide high-speed Internet access to rural and suburban populations in Kenya next year.
Most of the top 10 English-speaking websites online offer little or no advice on creating passwords that are less likely to be hacked.
The drones rise all at once, 30 strong, the domes of light on their undercarriages glowing 30 different hues—like luminescent candy sprinkles against the gray, dusky sky.
Storm chasing takes luck and patience on Earth—and even more so on Mars.
The Girl Scouts announced 30 new badges that will help equip girls with the leadership skills needed to deal with "key 21st century issues."
Researchers at the University of Waterloo Cheriton School of Computer Science in Canada have developed a method of precisely animating high-viscosity liquid.
As Democrats increasingly live in U.S. cities while Republicans live in more rural areas, researchers analyzed the impact of this phenomenon on the ability to gerrymander.
A recent study found that rising sea levels could submerge buried fiber-optic cable essential for Internet operations in coastal U.S. regions within 15 years.
Researchers from the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China have developed an authentication method that uses semantically linked images.