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Moore's Law could come to an end as soon as 2020 at the seven-nanometer node.
Surveillance is certainly much in the news lately. Most notably, of course, there is the continuing outcry over the National Security Agency’s call-tracking program, disclosed in the documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Venus is like a reclusive celebrity that gets the public's attention every couple of years, though in the planet's case it's more like every century.
Exoskeletons will address military, medical, commercial applications.
Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects.
Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much—or how little—privacy you really have.
The Google+ translation feature will enable desktop users to rapidly receive basic translations when other users make posts in languages other than their own.
The European Union is funding a project that seeks to improve the reliability of terascale computing by improving chip design.
Biometric researchers studying iris stability have determined that no consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of irises for at least a decade.
Stealing 10 million dollars a few hundred dollars at a time used to be too labor-intensive to be a great business.
The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines.
When Edward Snowden stole the crown jewels of the National Security Agency, he didn't need to use any sophisticated devices or software or go around any computer firewall.
Two Twitter bots generate phrases that are funny by virtue of not being particularly funny, to poke fun at human tweeters' own attempts at humor.
Scientists say they can protect Internet users from phishing attacks with a new system called Uni-IDM.
A new smartphone app provides access to information on grave markers in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery in Elizabeth, N.J.
SlamTracker software sifts through 20 years of data to predict how tennis players could perform under various circumstances.
Researchers are attempting to create an artificial intelligence (AI) program capable of passing school entrance exams.
Princeton University researchers have successfully incorporated ultrathin radios on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and other structures.
The creators of a system that integrates human and computer intelligence to support decision-making in crisis situations have been awarded a U.S. patent.
In the ranks of technology incubator programs, there is AngelPad here in San Francisco and Y Combinator about 40 miles south in Mountain View. And then there is the Pentagon.
Ten years after a Delta II rocket launched NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, lighting up the night sky over Cape Canaveral, Fla., the fourth of the agency's four Great Observatories continues to illuminate the dark side of the…
A generation ago, when the stock market crashed on Oct. 19, 1987, the Nasdaq stock market appeared to have done much better than the New York Stock Exchange.
University of Toronto computer scientist Hector Levesque recently presented a paper highlighting the flaws in artificial intelligence.
Researchers have built a cost-efficient quadcopter that operates completely autonomously, using a smartphone to provide visual data and a control center.
The U.S. National Security Agency illegally collected up to 56,000 "wholly domestic" communications each year from 2008 to 2011.
The Political Polarization Index uses Twitter to measure political tension in Egypt.
Focus on the ball at the center of the image. The scene appears to vibrate. If you move your head slightly forward and backward, the color fields of the rosette appear to pulsate.
The Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium recently held its second Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI) workshop.
The U.K. government has warned the Guardian newspaper that foreign agents could use laser technology to eavesdrop on them, in the wake of recent surveillance leaks.
For over a decade, we've celebrated innovators under the age of 35. We choose to write about the young because we want to introduce you to the most promising new technologists, researchers, and entrepreneurs. But I often hear…