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Intel is expanding its effort to further optimize research software with assistance from the University of California, San Diego's San Diego Supercomputer Center.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has unveiled four sets of mechanisms for carrying out certain tasks over Wi-Fi Direct.
One of the innovations packed inside the Apple Watch—and highlighted by designer Jony Ive at the company’s grand unveiling this week—is a flexible display.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we humans have been doing our best to compliment other animals for centuries.
University of Cambridge researchers have combined graphene research with transistor and display processing to create the first transistor-based flexible display.
Video games need to be redesigned to include audience experience, according to University of Melbourne professor Frank Vetere.
A new method for cooling electrons without external means and at room temperature could lead to very low power electronic devices.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding, and successfully implemented it in a robotic cheetah.
University of Essex scientists will showcase their pioneering ultra-high definition TV research at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
A new program at the University of Warwick will focus on enhancing the cybersecurity of everyday technologies by helping to ensure the underlying software is trustworthy.
Rice University researchers are using a $1.1-million grant to develop parallel-processing tools that track the evolution of genes and genomes across species.
Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other…
An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached.
Back in the 16th century, a Spanish Benedictine monk called Pietro Ponce pioneered the seemingly magical art of lip reading.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.
A new algorithm can be used to gauge the rotation of objects in zero gravity using only visual information.
Rice University researchers have developed a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme to make use of the unused portion of the UHF radio spectrum.
Researchers are seeking to understand the uneven distribution of geographical information about different countries available on Wikipedia.
Many Android applications fail to take basic precautions to protect user data, putting the privacy of upwards of 1 billion people at risk.
In 1976 an animated film called Robot Taekwon V captured Korean kids' imaginations with its tale of a superhero robot fending off giant machines bent on world domination.
Researcher Lars Skog is one of several experts in geoinformatics that are developing mapping systems that can help arrest the spread of disease.
Nearly 12 percent of Harvard College is enrolled in a single course, according to data released by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s Office on Wednesday.
The process of developing software has undergone huge transformation in the last decade or so.
At the recent Battle at Stonehedge pinball tournament here, Jessie Carduner cursed her ninth-place finish and vowed to get professional help.
Federal investigators say Valerie Barr lied during a background check, which led the U.S. National Science Foundation to cancel her temporary assignment.
How do you create structures on other worlds when the expense of carrying building materials there is so great?
A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems—the kind of technology at the heart of Apple’s new mobile payment system…
Computer researchers say machines are now almost as adept at recognizing objects as humans, thanks to an algorithm created by University of Toronto scientists in 2012.
Apple says it has achieved version 1.0 status for its new Swift programming language, and the company is now accepting apps that use Swift in the App Store.
Stanford engineers say they have created a radio the size of an ant they think will be the key to creating the connected world of the Internet of Things.