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University College London researchers have created what they describe as a self-repairing computer that could keep mission-critical systems working.
NASA plans to invest in the use of laser communications technology in space over the next four years.
Researchers have developed a potential solution for miniaturizing electronic components based on basic cell processes.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently providing insights into where he thinks the information technology industry is headed.
They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens.
A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade.
There have been security flaws in software as long as there has been software, but they have become even more critically important in the context of cyberweapons development.
With each passing day we are becoming more intertwined into the Internet of Things, where each and every object in the world—your clothes closet and every article of clothing in it, your dishwasher and every dish in it, and so…
MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that enables robots to learn from switching roles with humans.
New software that lets engineers predict how the posture of a driver will affect the transfer of stress from vehicle motion to bones and muscles.
MIT researchers have developed genetic circuits in bacterial cells that perform logic functions and remember the results.
A new method for compressing output data without losing its essential features in exascale computing is based on a Hollywood special effects technique.
Carlos III University of Madrid researchers have developed a system that improves GPS accuracy by up to 90 percent.
President Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday that promotes increased information sharing about cyberthreats between the government and private companies that oversee the country’s critical infrastructure, offering a weakened…
Researchers have found a way to determine the unique balance of qualities that contribute to musical collaborations.
While developing an electric bicycle for his San Rafael company, Marcus Hays had planned to insert a battery into one of the bike's supporting tubes. But then he did an analysis of his concept with three-dimensional computer-aided…
When surfing the Web on a smartphone, most of us stick with the browser that came with our handset.
The goal of every movie is for the audience to suspend its collective disbelief and become immersed in the world created on screen.
Virginia Tech professor Wu Feng is working to increase simulation speeds of computational fluid dynamics for the U.S. Air Force's micro air vehicles (MAVs) project.
Argonne National Laboratory researchers have developed methods for controlling magnetic order in a specific class of materials called magnetoelectrics.
Researchers are developing robots to help solve the misinformation effect, remembering events differently depending on how one is asked.
Early on Halloween morning, members of Facebook's Computer Emergency Response Team received an urgent email from an FBI special agent who regularly briefs them on security matters.
Over the weekend, NASA's Curiosity rover successfully drilled into the surface of Mars and collected its first sample from the interior of a rock.
It was the late Steve Jobs' worst nightmare. A powerful Asian manufacturer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, uses Google Inc's Android software to create smartphones and tablets that closely resemble the iPhone and the iPad.
Take a close look, because the next generation of military binoculars could be doing more than just letting sailors and soldiers see from far away.
The old-fashioned sewing machine is finally getting a modern makeover.
NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior.
Five years ago mobile phones were at the forefront of technology, by 2010 the focus was on tablet computers and now billions of yen, dollars and pounds are being invested in what is seen as the next digital playground—the car…
A decentralized disaster management system would allow people in a disaster to guide each other to safety and share information about changing conditions.
Penn State University researchers are using the ancient Chinese game of Go to help students learn new methods for countering future cyber-attacks.