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A device dubbed the "Kinect of the future" can see through walls and pinpoint the movements of someone with an accuracy of plus or minus 10 centimeters.
Purdue University professor Eugene Spafford, chair of ACM's U.S. Public Policy Council, says not enough serious consideration is given to computer security.
Last week a group of the Internet's governing organizations announced they were effectively turning their backs on the United States.
About a year ago, Zac Vawter climbed all 103 flights of stairs of the Willis Tower in Chicago.
For the governments and corporations facing increasing computer attacks, the biggest challenge is finding the right cyber warriors to fight back.
Rugged individualists aside, many people find themselves increasingly connected not just to one another but also to the devices that make those connections possible.
The IMEC research institute is conducting research on display technology for contact lenses.
People rely on non-facial cues, such as body shape and build, to identify people in challenging viewing conditions, such as poor lighting.
Researchers say they have developed a method to have light play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing.
While sitting in a stuffy Hollywood hotel conference room recently, I plotted my next move outside a snow-covered, ancient castle.
A British court blocks publication of a scientific paper on wirelessly lockpicking a vehicle immobilizer.
A new report from The Washington Post, based on documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals that the National Security Agency is collecting hundreds of millions of address books around the world, including many…
Brazil is creating an email system intended to shield the government from NSA spying.
One afternoon late last month, security researcher Hristo Bojinov placed his Galaxy Nexus phone face up on the table in a cramped Palo Alto conference room. Then he flipped it over and waited another beat.
Following the speed boosting slingshot of Earth on Wednesday, Oct. 9, that sent NASA's Juno orbiter hurtling towards Jupiter, the probe has successfully transmitted back data and the very first flyby images despite unexpectedly…
You may never be able to get to Italy to see Michelangelo's David—but advances in 3D printing technology are making it possible for you to create an almost perfect replica.
Researchers have found that 145 of the Internet's top 10,000 websites track users without their knowledge or consent.
Massive open online courses could help transform education, but face challenges to realizing their full potential.
Researchers have developed a printable multi-touch sensor whose shape and size can be altered.
Automakers are working to standardize a Linux-based operating system for in-vehicle infotainment systems that would make cars act more like smartphones.
The British Broadcasting Corporation will launch an initiative in 2015 promoting software programming in the United Kingdom.
Researchers have developed a robot-vision algorithm they say is 15 percent better than its best competitor at identifying familiar objects in cluttered scenes.
Papillion enables designers to create surfaces that can display wraparound interactive imagery.
On-demand organs, Terminator-style arms, and aviation nostalgia—the best of 3D printing is on show in 3D: Printing the Future at London's Science Museum.
On March 10, 2006, seven months after an Atlas rocket boosted it into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter fell into place in the Red Planet's orbit.
Making products with a three-dimensional printer uses less energy than mass-producing them in a factory.
Programs that react to events instead of simply running commands are gaining popularity as a way to program on multicore processors, particularly with Java.
Video games have long promised to offer their players "immersive experiences," but full-blown virtual reality—the holodeck or the matrix—was still a fantasy.
Computer hardware into which secret backdoors have been inserted by the U.S. National Security Agency and its adversaries is a tremendous security problem.
Researchers in Asia say they have created the first three-dimensional flash memory device made with protein.