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Brown University researchers have developed software that can identify simple sketches in real time, which they note is the first program that enables semantic understanding of abstract sketches.
UCSD researchers recently published a paper exploring the concept of popularity versus similarity and how it impacts the growth of networks.
The European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation aims to steer and increase European research in the area of high-performance and embedded computing systems.
City University of Hong Kong researchers have defined perfect forward secrecy for email and suggested a technical solution to enable email security to be independent of the server used to send the message.
IBM researchers who won the Nobel Prize for imaging individual atoms have gone a step further by imaging individual bonds between atoms.
Details of an immersive video games display system that projects images of the title's environment around a player's room have been revealed in a U.S. patent belonging to Microsoft.
The age of perceptual computing starts with devices that can be controlled with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice rather than just a mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen.
What could well be the next great technological disruption is fermenting away, out of sight, in small workshops, college labs, garages, and basements. Tinkerers with machines that turn binary digits into molecules are pioneering…
North Carolina State University researchers report that their new method for forecasting seasonal hurricane activity is 15 percent more accurate than previous techniques.
STEM students at Rutgers University-Camden have access to scholarship and academic support thanks to a $600,000 U.S. NSF grant that aims to support high-achieving STEM students with financial need through annual and tenure scholarships…
The U.S. National Science Foundation recently announced an organizational realignment, including plans to integrate the Office of Cyberinfrastructure within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering…
University of Cambridge researchers have found that many automated teller machines and point of sale terminals do not properly generate random numbers, as required by the Eurocard, MasterCard, and Visa protocol, to securely authenticate…
IDG News ServiceFujitsu will develop software designed to enable artificial intelligence to pass the math portion of the University of Tokyo's entrance exam by 2021. Fujitsu says the software will complete exactly the same math…
Cybercriminals have opened a new front in their battle to infect computers with malware—PC production lines.
When Joey Abicca pokes a metal crutch into the ground with his right arm, tiny motors start whirling around his left leg, lifting it and moving it forward.
NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock.
The NYPD has for the first time laid out rules for using social media during investigations—but critics say the guidelines raise questions about privacy issues.
Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view.
Despite seemingly endless pontification, it's still too early to definitively say whether there's a connection between the Shamoon malware and recent attacks on Middle Eastern oil firms, yet some of the attackers' intentions…
NCSU researchers have developed software that prevents performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying and responding to abnormal activities before they develop into larger problems.
University of Southampton researchers have developed Iridis-Pi, a supercomputer made from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.
Water droplets could serve as bits of digital information for a new type of computing, according to researchers at Aalto University.
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard and Intel are developing an energy-efficient supercomputing system for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The U.S. government is planning to build a cyberecosystem that would prompt computers around the world to instantly suppress cyberattacks.
Like many of Apple's inventions, the iPhone began not with a vision, but with a problem.
NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its companion for the last year.
Google Earth: source of information, source of wonder, source of art. In 2010, Paul Bourke, a research associate professor at the University of Western Australia, began using the service to capture images for his ongoing Google…
When the Internet pipelines in cities like Chattanooga and Kansas City are accelerated to super-fast broadband, the leading-edge technology is expected to generate new business opportunities, but there are no guarantees.
Called the "snail" by Italians and the "monkey tail" by the Dutch, @ is the sine qua non of electronic communication, thanks to email addresses and Twitter handles.
In an interview, University of Alabama at Huntsville professor Jason T. Cassibry shares his thoughts about the new technological advances on the horizon.