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The robots are coming, and they're getting smarter.
Be Like Ada is a Vancouver, Canada-based coding boot camp for girls designed to inspire more women to pursue coding in engineering and computer science.
A pair of smart walking sticks could be used to steady robots navigating uneven terrain.
Researchers have refined their silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory.
Google's Project Tango aims to provide an additional dimension to the next generation of mobile devices.
In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert.
It was one of the most tedious jobs on the Internet. A team of Googlers would spend day after day staring at computer screens, scrutinizing tiny snippets of street photographs, asking themselves the same question over and over…
Sverker Johansson could be the most prolific author you've never heard of.
Computer hackers could exploit vulnerabilities in popular Web-based password managers and learn users' credentials for arbitrary websites.
Vint Cerf, Google Chief Internet Evangelist and general co-father of the Internet, stopped by The Colbert Report on Comedy Central to discuss the origins of the Web.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has already received about 780,000 comments on new open Internet rules.
A team of scientists have demonstrated the world's first photonic router, a step toward overcoming the difficulties of building quantum computers.
A new phase-change material built from wax and foam, that is capable of switching between hard and soft states, could be used to construct inexpensive robots.
Sites such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook have been inundated with posts seeking to win the hearts and minds of people in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.
Researchers are giving serious consideration to the ethics of artificial intelligence as they consider a world with autonomous robots.
NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.
In suite 712 of the Eventi Hotel, high above the sticky June bustle of Midtown Manhattan, New York, one of the world's most advanced consumer robots awaits command.
Researchers have demonstrated the scalability of quantum dot architectures by trapping and controlling four electrons in a single device.
The RAM in our computers is constantly refreshed to ensure that it maintains the intended information.
Stash gold in a Swiss bank? It's old hat. Try something really valuable: data.
In July 2015, NASA will discover a new world.
Researchers have developed a method to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are used to facilitate the search for new materials.
Intel, Dell, Samsung, Amtel, Broadcom, and Wind River have formed the Open Interconnect Consortium to create an open standard for the Internet of Things.
The University of Vermont is planning a $104-million investment in a new complex that will accommodate fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
These are challenging times for computer chip engineers.
A 3-D animated creature, affectionately named Gerald, appears to walk in circles while floating in front of an elaborate viewer that resembles something from an optometrist's office.
D-Wave Systems, which has been developing a radically different kind of computer since 1999, has installed a grand total of two systems outside its premises. But management, and investors, seem undaunted.
Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he didn't mention it to anyone, not even his closest friends and colleagues.
A new initiative is designed to help faculty learn how to better engage women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math.
A combination robot/smart-tablet system could become a future rehabilitation tool for children with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities.