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A quantum effect named after an ancient Greek puzzle has been observed in diamond, paving the way for the use of diamond crystals in quantum computer chips.
Last August, around fifty government employees and private contractors gathered at a Defense Department development laboratory in Crystal City, Virginia.
In the gleaming Silicon Valley branch office of speech-recognition firm Nuance Communications, a small room has been made to look like a homey den.
Flexible electronic circuits could one day utilize graphene radio-frequency electronics with sufficient speed to generate, receive, and process telecommunication signals.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center is offering Sherlock technology to provide healthcare and government IT services to U.S. government agencies and universities.
A mathematical model has allowed scientists to analyze magnetic resonance imaging scans of the human brain and reconstruct thoughts more accurately than ever before.
Researchers are developing software to help explore what-if scenarios involving future missile advances in adversarial nations and U.S. defensive capabilities.
The spoiler popped up automatically when the speedometer of the new Audi RS7 Sportback moved past 130 kilometers an hour on Charles Bridge in central Prague, creating just enough downforce to ensure the tires gripped the road…
As many parallel programmers are aging and retiring, the skill set is increasingly in demand.
A NASA spacecraft that discovered and characterized tens of thousands of asteroids throughout the solar system before being placed in hibernation will return to service for three more years starting in September, assisting the…
Surgeons could use his hand-gesture system to control robots.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday published an Apple patent for a method of generating and manipulating a 3D object on a computing device, with the process controlled by special gestures made above a touchscreen's…
Google wants to see what you see. And then, of course, make money from those images.
It's not evident from the way his hair flops casually down and across, nor from his equally relaxed demeanor, but John Hanke is one of Google's most important idea men.
After weathering a round of negative publicity, Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun believes vindication is at hand.
The U.S. government's development of a facial recognition surveillance system to identify individuals in crowds is moving ahead.
Software developers are overall the most desirable information technology (IT) hires companies are seeking, with mobile developers especially sought-after.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently reaffirmed the Obama administration's call for faster broadband connections in schools.
Computer scientists are applying knowledge engineering methods to the task of helping parents-to-be choose the right name for their child.
A customizable robot companion to assist elderly people could become available to consumers within two to three years.
WildTrack has developed image-processing software that the detects physical characteristics of animal footprints that are hard for an untrained eye to recognize.
The writing is on the wall for the silicon chip.
Imagine that you want to tell someone a secret.
On the Web, there's no place like .home.
Intel's proposed new optical interconnect, MXC, could be a key step in standardizing optical technology and bringing it to servers faster.
A new software instantly identifies sleep anomalies by comparing the user's movements to their normal sleeping and waking patterns.
Energy DataBus is a new open source app for tracking, storing, and analyzing energy-related data for optimizing energy use and spotting leaks.
The U.S. National Security Agency has shrouded its collection of Americans’ personal information in secrecy, which makes it difficult to judge whether that data is helping to combat terrorism.
Next January, the Georgia Institute of Technology plans to offer a master’s degree in computer science through massive open online courses for a fraction of the on-campus cost, a first for an elite institution.