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Until recently, open source development community site GitHub did not have licenses for the majority of its hosted projects.
Public schools in the United States have a lot to learn about integrating technology into education.
In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe.
Every morning this week, Justin Spring and Sean Yoon got up and drove down a bumpy dirt road. They piled their packs onto their backs and hiked 45 minutes up a hill. Then they stepped onto Mars.
When Timothy P. Murray crashed his government-issued Ford Crown Victoria in 2011, he was fortunate, as car accidents go.
The U.S. Department of Energy wants to establish minimum energy efficiency standards for all computers and servers sold in the United States.
Networks of spherical nanoparticles embedded in elastic materials could make the best bendable conductors, which could make possible flexible electronics.
A Duquesne University professor used computer analysis to determine that Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling wrote "The Cuckoo's Calling."
Huge quantities of useful information are being created by Internet users, but much of it is owned by commercial companies or public agencies.
A new computer system generates transmission control protocol algorithms with transmission rates two to three times higher than those designed by humans.
A development tool anticipated for release in the next few months will facilitate higher-level programming in the C language.
Researchers have IQ-tested the ConceptNet4 artificial intelligence system and found that it is about as smart as the average four-year-old.
We currently use atomic clocks to count the seconds, but tests on an alternative atomic timekeeper have revealed that it is more precise.
A pair of new papers report measurements of the Martian atmosphere's composition by NASA's Curiosity rover, providing evidence about loss of much of Mars' original atmosphere.
Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, according to elite hackers in the island's IT industry, who say it has become a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyberattacks that have strained ties with the…
Small-scale image-analysis technology is not yet refined enough to produce accurate and reliable results, despite decades of advances in machine vision.
A new 3D+2D television offers three-dimensional images to viewers with stereo glasses, while maintaining a normal picture for those without glasses.
A new biometric authentication technique identifies users based on their eye movements.
A game-based curriculum currently under development teaches middle-school students about computer science principles.
New research on graphene could lead to more energy-efficient and longer-lasting computers.
Sebastian Thrun has worn many hats in the tech world: Stanford research professor, founder of Google's X Labs, where he oversaw the development of self-driving cars and Google Glass, and, most recently, passionate advocate for…
According to Lynette Jones, a senior research scientist in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering, your skin has about as many sensory receptors as your eyeballs, making it a hugely underutilized medium for receiving information…
In the early 1970s, the U.S. government learned that an undersea cable ran parallel to the Kuril Islands off the eastern coast of Russia, providing a vital communications link between two major Soviet naval bases.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has embarked on a path toward becoming a more international organization over the past year.
A new keyboard that uses touch-detecting sensors to bring the sound of string instruments to the piano.
A seven-year research project has resulted in an electrically powered nano-laser that would let developers put even more lasers in the same space.
A new study suggests that paying external parties to discover bugs is worth it.
There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life.
The first thing Bruce Levy did upon recent entry into Yankee Stadium while accompanied by his in-laws and teenage son was to purchase a program in the area of the concourse behind home plate.
Lifelogging attempts to capture, interpret, and supplement memories.