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While the majority of Americans surveyed think tech developments will make life in the next half-century better, 30 percent said they would make life worse.
Autonomous systems must be designed and deployed very carefully or they could develop antisocial and potentially harmful behavior, according to a study.
Someone glancing through the door of Annjoe Wong-Foy's lab at SRI International might think his equipment is infested by ants.
Looking into the galactic center is hard.
"The history of materials is a history of mistakes," says Mark Miodownik, a materials scientist at University College London, who traces his own fascination with materials to the moment he was stabbed in the back with a razor…
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
Last Friday, Samsung's new Galaxy S5 arrived with an unexpected and underhyped feature.
By 2020, everyone will know what '5G' means.
For the past several years, a Canadian company called D-Wave Systems has been selling what it says is the largest quantum computer ever built.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tangible Media Group recently demonstrated a tabletop that becomes a dynamic display.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology computational social scientist Alex Pentland's research has lately focused on social physics.
AgencyGlass is a wearable device that produces "virtual eyes" to give the wearer a semblance of friendliness and approachability.
The field of artificial intelligence is making real progress after a long period of sporadic advances that failed to pan out.
Researchers have found that some of the most common activities among smartphone users can leave their devices vulnerable to computer worms.
The Pentagon plans to triple its cybersecurity staff by 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced recently.
Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it's something good.
In less than 60 days, Brazil will begin hosting soccer's 2014 World Cup, even though workers are still hurrying to pour concrete at three unfinished stadiums.
Welcome to the room where time lives. I am standing in a space bristling with atomic clocks at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, U.K., which generates a signal that is used to mark time across the nation.
Two papers presented at the recent IEEE 2014 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference could significantly impact the future of mobile devices.
SRI International is rethinking the design of Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot to try to help the machine retain its capabilities while trimming its power consumption.
A survey examining why people do not adequately protect their home computers found that about 80 percent of respondents said they were too lazy.
The U.S. sees Crimea as "occupied territory," as the government said in a recent statement.
In May 2012, the law school at George Mason University hosted a forum billed as a "vibrant discussion" about Internet search competition.
Considering the future of Europe's global competitiveness in research and innovation.
Mars' atmosphere was probably never thick enough to keep temperatures on the planet's surface above freezing for the long term, suggests research published today in Nature Geoscience.
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to build a computer network they say can regulate its own consumption of public cloud services.
A tabletop display system could change the way people interact and collaborate in the future.
In 2012, the Obama administration appealed to 120 nations to help block a wide-ranging cyberattack campaign against U.S. banks
Researchers have built palm-sized glowing robots that can scurry along the ground at the command of someone using a tablet or a gesture-sensing camera.