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Researchers have developed a robot that can watch people work, learn the steps that make up the task, and remind people when they forget a step.
Recent terror attacks are spurring calls for greater government access to electronic communications, but privacy advocates and cybersecurity experts disagree.
The Obama administration on Friday sent its top national security officials to meet tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a new task force to counter online propaganda as the United States tries to crack down…
In the second phase of its life as a planet hunter, NASA's Kepler spacecraft is raking in exoplanet discoveries that are surprisingly different from those found during its first iteration.
The University of New South Wales in Australia continues to make strides in developing the world's first practical quantum computer.
Researchers are proposing changes in the way haptic information is transmitted and received.
A multi-university consortium aspires to stamp out software bugs with the help of a five-year, $10-million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Newcastle University researchers have found the praying mantis uses stereopsis, or three-dimensional perception, for hunting.
In an interview, Imperial College London professor Murray Shanahan discusses his work exploring the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft concluded its tightly choreographed flyby of Pluto, back in July, with a pirouette, pointing its antenna toward Earth.
It has now been 2.5 years since the first Snowden revelations were published. And in 2015, government surveillance marched on in both large (the National Security Agency) and small (the debut of open source license plate reader…
Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Bits and Atoms, discusses the growth and impact of the Fab Lab project.
Researchers have used three-dimensional print technology to create a transparent electrode in the form of a grid made of gold or silver "nanowalls" on a glass surface.
Kyushu Institute of Technology researchers have developed a computer that can read information from brainwaves and decipher words before they are spoken.
Two Indiana University Southeast professors have designed free "Mobile Science" applications to make students more experientially familiar with physics concepts.
San Francisco rolls out an Internet of Things network.
It was the whomp felt 'round the world.
A powerful technique for editing genomes is now more precise.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion of our nearest large, neighboring galaxy, Andromeda.
Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi has been named to receive the prestigious Charles Stark Draper Prize.
The Dutch government has released a statement in which it says that "it is currently not desirable to take restricting legal measures concerning the development, availability and use of encryption within the Netherlands."
Back in 2010, the Federal Trade Commission pledged to give Internet users the power to determine if or when websites were allowed to track their behavior.
Girls are less confident and more anxious about their math abilities than boys, according to an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report.
David Chaum, who has invented many cryptographic protocols, has developed an encryption scheme for secret, anonymous communications.
Researchers at Osaka and Kyoto universities and the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International call "Erica" their most advanced humanoid.
As the Internet of Things continues to develop, weather systems will collect data from vehicles on the road and wirelessly transmit road condition and weather data.
University of Huddersfield researchers are working on the Interact project, which aims to preserve the first-hand accounts of Nazi persecution survivors.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working with more then 130 research teams to determine how to manage drone traffic.