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Google is building the largest store of knowledge in human history—and it's doing so without any human help.
In a retired shore station for transpacific communications cables on the western coast of Vancouver Island sits a military computer in a padlocked cage.
Kivy, an open source library based on the Python programming language, can be used for native development of user interfaces.
Search query data is very powerful but must be treated with some care and caution, says Google chief economist Hal Varian, speaking at a European Bank workshop.
The U.S. Department of Energy is working to address a gap in its Exascale Science Applications Program, an effort designed to support its Cori supercomputer.
Darin Wedel made headlines in 2012 when his wife, Jennifer, asked President Barack Obama during a Google+ Hangout why her husband was still out of work while H-1B visa holders continued to stream into the U.S.
Using a DNA sequencer, researchers were able to sequence 26 bacterial genomes, as well as two metagenomes.
A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tires screech.
Neanderthals and humans lived together in Europe for thousands of years, concludes a timeline based on radiocarbon dates from 40 key sites across Europe.
A Senior cryptography expert has claimed multiple issues with PGP email encryption—an open source end-to-end encryption to secure email.
Slow Internet connection frustrated users on Tuesday, but the slowdown wasn't caused by cable problems or data center issues.
A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus.
Jim Yurchenco was responsible for squeezing the guts inside the impossibly slim Palm V.
Researchers are developing wireless sensors and flying robots that could help authorities monitor the conditions of bridges in real time.
For the second time in its four-year history, the Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge saw dramatic improvements in the quality of machine-vision technology.
The same efforts to teach youngsters coding and entrepreneurship should be extended to older workers and retired people, writes Stanford University fellow Vivek Wadhwa.
The European Union-funded Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction project could help the severely disabled regain some of their lost functionality.
A new algorithm could help determine how to properly allocate credit for science papers that have multiple authors.
New technology could enable law enforcement to identify people whose actions justify investigation and demonstrate probable cause via an authorized electronic warrant.
More women pursue fields in which computing is part of a larger context.
A University of New Mexico computer science professor has received a six-year, $450,000-grant to study how cooperative behavior emerges in complex systems.
Researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a much less expensive and easier way of producing ultra-pure silicon.
Johns Hopkins University professor Matthew Green says the PGP encryption protocol is badly out of date and fails to meet modern public key cryptography needs.
Google has developed a collection of online Blockly Games designed to help engage children in their first efforts at programming.
Researchers have developed software to facilitate chip design, and are making it freely available to cultivate new research on pushing the envelope of computer technology.
Everyday background noise could be used to charge mobile phones, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia.
Researchers say monitoring motorists' driving habits may disclose where motorists are driving, even in the absence of GPS or other location-sensing technology.
DBWipes is a new data visualization tool that enables users to highlight abnormalities and possible patterns in a graphical display.
Researchers are studying a series of sophisticated attacks via email against the World Uyghur Congress, a Chinese nongovernmental organization.
A project involving 16 partners in nine European countries hopes to present large datasets in a way that is easier for the brain to understand.