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Donald Trump's ascension to the White House had very little to do with his views on the spread of high-speed broadband, wireless spectrum allocation—or any number of other eye-glazing but important issues impacting technology…
From the Lower Manhattan offices of New York architecture firm SHoP, you can explore buildings around the world—including ones that don't yet exist.
Researchers have created a spoon with electrodes that can amplify salty, sour, or bitter flavors, and used thermal stimulation to mimic the sensation of sweetness.
Next week's International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will feature a workshop on Post-Moore Era Supercomputing.
Researchers from the University of Oxford in the U.K. have developed LipNet, a new program they say is more accurate at reading lips than human experts.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have built a giant, operational 16-bit computer to help non-experts see how the mechanisms of computation work.
Researchers have developed an autonomous mobility scooter using the same sensor configuration and software used in previous trials of autonomous cars and golf carts.
Barack Obama's policies on technology were considered pro-innovation, with a view to using technology expertise to improve government systems and services.
Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new approaches for studying our changing planet.
For more than a decade, neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine has been flying every few months from his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne to another lab in Beijing, China, where he conducts research on monkeys…
Platform-as-a-Service environments foster development of custom cloud applications.
A team of Carnegie Mellon University students says strong encryption will be a necessity for any future online or Internet-based U.S. voting system.
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will work to develop applications for exascale supercomputers that can the handle massive datasets produced by x-ray lasers.
Artificial intelligence might never be able to completely understand human language.
The health information collected by wearable fitness trackers may one day carry monetary value, according to a recent study.
Rosa Cossart thinks she knows what a memory looks like.
Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor about half a million years ago.
Big data-based analysis of datasets of modern and historical news, social media, and Wikipedia page views can reveal periodic patterns in collective population behavior.
A self-driving electric bus relying on laser sensors, global-positioning systems, and software is undergoing testing in Helsinki, Finland.
A wireless communications network could soon enable autonomous underwater instruments to collect information, communicate, and transfer data at Internet speeds,
Stanford University professor Tom Mullaney believes computers make Chinese far more advantageous than typing English via a QWERTY keyboard.
Brown University researchers have developed a smartphone app that uses sleep analytics to generate personalized sleep recommendations.
A key factor for France emerging as a leader for research and development in artificial intelligence is overcoming public concerns and outdated government regulations.
Republican businessman and reality-television star Donald Trump will be the United States' next president.
China has green-lit a sweeping and controversial law that may grant Beijing unprecedented access to foreign companies' technology and hamstring their operations in the world's second-largest economy.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, on Oct. 29 and 30, 2016.
New York University recently received a $2.9-million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to develop an immersive virtual reality experience.
Although electronic voting in various forms has become more prevalent outside the U.S., its primary difficulties include its inability to verify source code and cost.
The Internet of Things could prove highly vulnerable to cyberattackers, according to a new study.
Software developed by a team of researchers at the University of Utah can identify an individual's feelings toward current events by analyzing political tweets.