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The upcoming HTML5 standard could enable hackers to execute drive-by download attacks, according to researchers in Italy.
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor David C. Parkes contends rational models of economics are applicable to artificial intelligence.
After Tuesday's historic agreement between Iran and the "P5+1" group of countries, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency will have access to all of the Mideast power's nuclear facilities.
Researchers put forth an automatically transformed linear model as a suitable baseline model for comparison against software estimation effort models.
In outback Western Australia, around 350k northeast of the small town of Geraldton, lies an area of land about the size of the Netherlands, but with only 100 humans living in it: the shire of Murchison.
In the latest data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes…
Getting a firing squad to fire in sync is a puzzle that was studied in computer science's early days, because it was vital to automata theory.
University of New South Wales student engineers are in Hefei, China, to defend their Standard Platform League title at the RoboCup World Championships.
New algorithms could enable large unmanned aircraft to remain "well clear" of commercial airliners in flight and prevent a disaster.
Literature researchers used data science to investigate long-standing debates about the work of Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman."
University of Michigan researchers are working to understand the challenges of a transportation-on-demand system built around autonomous cars.
The giants of the Web have been pressing developers of mobile apps to index their content so it can be parsed by search engines or linked to from other sites.
Think your computer is pretty slow?
No company sounds more religious about Moore’s Law than Intel Corp., whose co-founder made a famous observation about the miniaturization of chip circuitry 50 years ago.
Mapping technology advancements from Google Inc and Facebook Inc that provide more precise user location data than ever before are starting to dent advertisers' longtime skepticism about boosting mobile ad spending.
Robert Dewar, a significant contributor to the early development and continuing success of the Ada programming language, died June 21 at age 70.
An enhancement to Wi-Fi-based networks could enable more data to be transmitted without requiring additional energy.
Researchers say they have resolved an anomaly in the Android IO stack known as journaling of journal.
Louisiana Tech University and the University of San Diego are creating new cyber programs.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Sergio Cantu studies how light can act as an information carrier in computing and calculating.
A new transparent-paper device can generate electrical power from a user's touch (ACS Nano 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b02414).
New close-up images of a region near Pluto's equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body.
In the late '90s, Tomi Poutanen, a precocious computer whiz from Finland, hoped to do his dissertation on neural networks, a scientific method aimed at teaching computers to act and think like humans.
Brown University researchers have developed an approach that enables robots to quickly determine the sequence of actions that will work in a particular environment.
Researchers have developed a program designed to automatically fix existing code without requiring the original source.
Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute have updated their 2011 visualization of Internet users around the world, using 2013 data from the World Bank.
Pennsylvania State University researchers will test how the Apple Watch can enhance student achievement via self-regulation and learning strategy.
University of Hertfordshire researchers say they have taught a machine to "see" astronomical images, including the ability to distinguish between galaxies.
For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space.
Medical professionals prefer to reference the technology with terms that are "less sci-fi."