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The advent of a universal quantum computer could herald the end of effective data encryption.
Researchers have identified 14 components common to exceptional high schools with science, technology, engineering, and math programs.
Chances are you've never seen a fully autonomous self-driving car out on the street.
The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought—possibly similar to one seen over Earth's poles—could be forming clouds…
Researchers are developing more flexible power sources for wearable technologies, in new and different shapes.
Fonts have a serious image problem.
The mathematician discovered and proved the Gap Theorem, as well as what is now called Trakhtenbrot's Theorem.
The Obama administration's approach to hands-free driving is remarkably hands-off.
Researchers observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional "quantum wires" and monitoring the interactions.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday announced plans to aggressively influence the launch of driverless car technology.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has partnered with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions to test a fleet of autonomous boats.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers next month will make the first-ever revision of the Root Zone Signing Key.
Online forums and social media platforms are havens for trolls and bullies who launch campaigns of harassment can lead to the self-censorship of the people they target.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida plan to use a custom-designed videogame to improve educational outcomes in middle schools.
In 1938, anthropologists Norman Tindale and Joseph Birdsell set off on an 18-month, 29,000-kilometre expedition to survey Australia's indigenous groups.
Quantum teleportation just moved out of the lab and into the real world, with two independent teams of scientists successfully sending quantum information across several kilometres of optical fibre networks in Calgary, Canada…
Randomness is vital for computer security, making possible secure encryption that allows people to communicate secretly even if an adversary sees all coded messages.
Many New York-area commuters on Monday were interrupted by this alert on their cellphones: "WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen."
There is a growing interest in having Go toolkits that take advantage of the language's conveniences.
Four Loyola University Maryland faculty members have received more than $280,000 to build the university's first high-performance computing cluster.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers say they have developed a novel hybrid computational strategy to efficiently discover genetic variants.
The future, according to the world's largest vendor of networking gear, is all part of the Internet of Things.
Building-size chunks of rock were photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in January as they broke free from a disintegrating comet zooming around the sun.
This is the year artificial intelligence came into its own for mainstream businesses, at least as a marketing feature.
Last year, the US Department of Justice released a report that involved some painful self-examination.
More than six months have passed since the FBI first ordered Apple to help the agency bypass the encryption on the iPhone 5c of Rizwan Syed Farook, an ISIS supporter who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino before…
New Yorkers' morning commute was interrupted this morning by a chorus of emergency alerts, part of a manhunt for bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami.
University of Cambridge professor Sergei Skorobogatov has cloned iPhone memory chips, giving him an unlimited number of attempts to guess the passcode.
Wireless connectivity offers to improve safety as semi-autonomous and fully autonomous cars mature and proliferate.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they have discovered unique behaviors of nanoscale materials that could advance microprocessor technology.