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Researchers have developed a computer architecture that can harness the unused computer cycles generated by smart home devices.
A multi-university team of researchers has demonstrated that mobile phone data can provide rapid insight into changing employment levels.
Researchers have shown they can extract personal information from two smartwatches because none of the data is encrypted.
The U.S. government is considering policy changes that could dramatically affect how researchers handle equipment and information that have national-security implications.
The way Hod Lipson describes his Creative Machines Lab captures his ambitions: "We are interested in robots that create and are creative."
A central component of President Obama's effort to give consumers more control over how companies collect and share their most sensitive personal details has run aground.
The receipt of signals from Rosetta's Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to juggle Rosetta's flight plan…
Researchers have developed a method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make a close flyby of Saturn's moon Dione on June 16, coming within 321 miles (516 kilometers) of the moon's surface.
A Spanish research team has developed software that can predict the source of fecal pollution in seas, reservoirs, and rivers.
At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, researchers presented a printable robot than can fold itself up from a flat sheet of plastic.
It started out as a controversial idea inside Facebook. In four short years, it has turned the $141 billion data-center computer-hardware industry on its head.
A tremendous number of personnel records—including some quite personal records—have likely been stolen by computer hackers.
Researchers observed an exotic property that could alter the electronic structure of a material to reduce heat buildup and improve performance in computer components.
Researchers have developed a game-like app that trains healthcare professionals to interpret ultrasound images.
Researchers say they have built a deep-learning machine that outperforms the average human's ability to answer verbal reasoning questions.
Apple has announced features it is adding to the voice recognition capabilities of its Siri personal assistant app as part of its most recent iOS 9 update.
A project involving three-dimensional camera technology at the University of Lincoln could result in a fully automatic robotic harvesting system for broccoli.
London artist James Bridle has created a tool that can determine how much time users spend on different countries' websites and then compute their algorithmic citizenship.
Researchers are experimenting with Oculus Rift, an immersive virtual reality system, to determine how it could enhance student learning.
Rosetta's lander Philae has woken up after seven months in hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The surface of Pluto is becoming better resolved as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft speeds closer to its July flight through the Pluto system.
Being anonymous in public might be a thing of the past.
To get an idea of how the mobile Web is catapulting millions of people into the digital age by skipping landline connections, have a look at Vietnam.
Many in academia and the transit industry believe the world is on the cusp of a tipping point in transit technology.
Coding boot camps could turn out as many as 16,000 graduates this year, up from 6,740 in 2014, according to a Course Report survey.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has reviewed the results of a challenge to develop systems to identify a person based on their tattoos.
Pompeu Fabra University researchers say using virtual reality to increase a stroke patient's confidence in using a paralyzed arm could facilitate recovery.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Lab plans to use a robot to build parts in space.
While Rosetta continues to study the ever-changing comet from a distance, the mission teams have been trying to narrow down the location of Philae on the comet nucleus using a variety of data, including imaging, magnetic field…