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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds iPad application is designed to teach novices how to code, using the Swift programming language with their mobile devices.
Researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration have developed a family of application-specific integrated circuits to measure particles in space.
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a temporary "electronic tattoo" that can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells.
Scientists have developed a way to chemically assemble transistors and circuits just a few atoms thick, which could lead to paper-thin electronics.
Researchers are hypothesizing that the study of ant colony behavior could lead to improved network communication algorithms.
Brain mapping has come a long way since the days of Korbinian Brodmann.
A professor emeritus helped launch field of information theory and developed early time-sharing computers.
Look out, human hackers. Pentagon research agency DARPA says people are too slow at finding and fixing security bugs and wants to see smart software take over the task.
Car-hacking demonstrations tend to get all the glory in the security research community—remotely paralyzing a Jeep on the highway or cutting a Corvette’s brakes through its Internet-connected insurance dongle.
SRI International's DURUS robot can now walk like a human while wearing normal shoes.
On the outskirts of Beijing, a small limestone mountain named Dragon Bone Hill rises above the surrounding sprawl.
New technology for protecting anonymity online provides stronger security guarantees but uses bandwidth much more efficiently than previous anonymity networks.
Researchers say they have developed a tunable, graphene-based device that could significantly boost the speed and efficiency of wireless communication systems.
The U.S. Air Force has requested white papers that describe new ways quantum computing could help achieve its mission.
Will genetic material supplant other substances for archival data storage?
Inspired by the large-scale sky surveys with which astronomers explore the cosmos, neuroscientists in Seattle, Washington, have spent four years systematically surveying the neural activity of the mouse visual cortex.
The Turing test, the quintessential evaluation designed to determine if something is a computer or a human, may have a fatal flaw, new research suggests.
Researchers are developing an emotion-based artificial intelligence that will be able to understand the context of what is going on, as well as unfolding scenarios.
Two research teams are developing electroencephalogram sensors that fit inside the ear.
Saarland University researchers are developing an automated system for translating between the languages of the European Union.
University of Florida researchers have developed a system they say can thwart ransomware.
The GenCyber program consists of 119 summer camps for girls sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Academy of Sciences.
You watch hundreds of hours of television, they call you a lazy slob. A computer does it, and it's a technological success story.
The JunoCam camera aboard NASA's Juno mission is operational and sending down data after the spacecraft's July 4 arrival at Jupiter.
The gender gap in the information technology industry is underscored by a lack of engagement of girls in computing and IT education.
European officials approved a new agreement on Tuesday that will allow some of the world’s largest companies, including Google and General Electric, to move digital information freely between the European Union and the United…
Clouds are moving up, up and away. An analysis of satellite data has found that, since the early 1980s, clouds have shifted towards Earth's poles and cloud tops have extended higher into the atmosphere.
The flight software for the Apollo 11 space program last week was uploaded to the GitHub code-sharing website.
Users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility are able to use R data analytics software to manage and analyze enormous datasets generated by supercomputers.
Competitors in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Icehouse Challenge were tasked with creating software for emergency responders.