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The speed of data transfer will rise dramatically as Gigabit Ethernet grows increasingly available.
Researchers have developed a system that helps users transform a regular camera into a light-field camera that can record high-resolution, multiview images.
Ryerson University professor Joseph Chow is working to improve Canada's urban transportation systems using data analysis and mobile computing.
In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
The market for e-signature software and services is poised for dramatic growth.
A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail.
It's definitely not a bird. Nor is it a plane. The garish orange piece of plastic, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, could pass for a missing limb of a toy tyrannosaurus.
Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a top-secret city bustles.
NASA announced two programs that call on organizations around the world to help spot, track, and possibly alter the direction of asteroids headed for Earth.
The United States and Russia have agreed to use real-time communications about national security incidents to lower the risk of conflict in cyberspace.
A researcher is trying to make deep learning more accessible to researchers.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that makes it possible to measure the dimensions of a room using a few microphones and a snap of the fingers.
Researchers have developed an air-hockey robot that can change its strategy in response to the playing style of its human opponent.
New software is reducing delays and waiting times for commuters using railways in European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Greece.
NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.
The Tempest—wingspan 3.2 metres, cruising speed 75 knots—was designed to fly into severe storms.
Crowdsourcing demonstrated some of its limitations after the Boston Marathon bombing.
The Internet Society hopes to get as many different voices as possible involved in bringing intellectual property policies in line with leading online platforms.
A newly developed method incorporates chlorophyll into graphene transistors to make light-activated switches.
Researchers are studying how to combine different types of memory for less expensive and optimal supercomputing performance.
Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw.
Bats, dolphins, and even some blind people use echoes to create a mental 3D map of their environment and where they are in it. A smartphone's chirp could soon let us do the same.
The mysterious comings and goings of our feline friends just got a little less mysterious. Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College loaded a group of cats in Shamley Green, Surrey, with cameras and GPS trackers to figure out …
The April robbery at the Cartier store in Chevy Chase, Md., was brazen and quick.
Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning—an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software into the DIY era.
China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has overtaken the U.S.'s Titan system as the world's most powerful computer, according to the latest Top500 List, a twice-yearly ranking of the world's fastest publicly known supercomputers.
Next-generation supercomputers could benefit from an asynchronous programming model developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics.
On a dark and stormy night two weeks ago in Schenectady, N.Y., Ken Hislop was relaxing at home when his cellphone suddenly began buzzing in his pocket. It was an urgent text message—from the General Electric Co. factory where…
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Joel Brenner, former senior counsel at the National Security Agency, about whether the NSA can protect Americans' privacy while also collecting foreign intelligence through its…