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Security researchers have reverse-engineered some of the wireless spying devices used by the U.S. National Security Agency.
Purdue University researchers have developed a technique that could be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals.
A new method has been developed to address the scheduling problem in the ASTRO program in cosmology and the WIEK2k program in theoretical chemistry.
A team at the National Taiwan University in Taipei has printed small resistive random access memory cells on paper.
A team from the University of California, Berkeley's School of Information won the grand prize of the Fishackathon programming challenge.
The performance of the world's fastest computers has been steadily growing for two decades, but the latest tally of their collective performance shows slowing progress.
Why coding literacy is key to winning the 21st century.
An insight borrowed from computer science suggests that evolution values both fitness and diversity.
HIV/AIDS has caused an estimated 36 million deaths, according to the World Health Organization, and remains a major menace worldwide.
It took hundreds of thousands of workers decades to create China's terracotta army, but digital avatars made in minutes could solve the lingering mystery of one of the country's most famous relics.
From driverless cars to delivery drones, a new generation of robots is about to revolutionize the way people work, drive and shop.
As it plunges into another two-week long 'lunar night', Jade Rabbit, China's Moon rover, is living on borrowed time.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft concept to capture either a small asteroid, or a boulder from…
Henrik Matzke is in the driving seat of a car, poised to make a very unusual manoeuvre.
The Unicode consortium has updated its character-encoding standard to include an additional 250 emoji.
A new safety system for city and school buses detects the presence of pedestrians in the area surrounding a bus stop and warns the driver of dangerous conditions.
A new algorithm can determine whether a given snippet of video is playing backward or forward with 80-percent accuracy.
A new report finds the gender gap in the U.K. information technology industry is getting worse.
Sydney has had a radical makeover this summer, with the famous Opera House dressed in snakeskin and the underpass dotted with flowers to mark the city's Vivid festival.
Researchers recently found a quantum computer performed no faster than a classical computer when running optimization algorithms.
On June 11, Hewlett-Packard revealed plans to make a new kind of computer that it's playfully calling The Machine.
Quantum computers promise to revolutionise the digital world, but how do you tell if a computer really is harnessing the power quantum mechanics?
The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a decision that clarifies standards for awarding patents, but not as much as some firms had hoped.
Continuing Education begins adapting to the smartphone.
For the first time, researchers have directly observed the 100-percent spin polarization of a Heusler compound.
Computer simulation software is being used to help design future airliners that will cut fuel consumption, reduce polluting emissions, and fly more quietly.
The accuracy of facial-recognition algorithms has improved over the past three years, according to a U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study.
University of Syracuse researchers have found that vulnerabilities in HTML5 could enable malicious code execution in mobile apps.
I was about 15 minutes late for my first phone call with Jan Scheuermann.
In this age of rapid transformation, the house key has been surprisingly resistant to change.