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Namehelp Mobile is a smartphone application that compares Domain Name Service performance provided by one's organization and by public DNS systems.
Researchers have outlined the future of spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory.
The U.S. National Security Agency's annual Cyber Defense Exercise determines which of the five U.S. military service academies can best withstand cyberthreats.
I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
The encryption flaw that punctured the heart of the Internet this week underscores a weakness in Internet security: A good chunk of it is managed by four European coders and a former military consultant in Maryland.
The developer who introduced the "Heartbleed" vulnerability to the open-source code used by thousands of websites has told the Guardian it was an "oversight"—but that its discovery validates the methods used.
Smartphone mapping features are great for getting directions, until you lose signal.
One has a ganglion cyst.
A belowground experiment at the South Pole has now discovered three of the highest-energy neutrinos ever found, particles that may be created in the most violent explosions of the universe.
A newly developed optical device could lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler.
University of Washington researchers have developed software that automatically generates images of a child's face as it ages through a lifetime.
Stanford University researchers have developed a prototype video game controller that gauges the player's brain activity in real time.
Japanese researchers have developed TSUBAME-KFC, the 311th fastest supercomputer in the world.
Researchers are experimenting with Google Glass to see if it can assist Parkinson's disease patients in monitoring their symptoms and increasing their mobility.
The Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has analyzed major new kinds of malware, including Stuxnet, which four years ago was revealed to have damaged centrifuges in Iran's uranium-enrichment facilities.
If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
Prof Stuart Parkin developed a type of data-reading head capable of detecting weaker and smaller signals than had previously been possible.
The strength of biometric locks on Apple's and Samsung's new phones may lie in their convenience.
Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles—one that could help in the development of…
University of Kentucky professor Melody Carswell combines psychology and engineering to better understand the issues humans have with technology.
Researchers have introduced DNA nanobots that can dispense drugs into living cockroaches.
An Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student is developing a new way for robots to learn by using a ping-pong-playing robotic arm.
Students and professionals have until April 29 to register for the Cyber Quests online contest that could yield an invitation to a week-long Cyber Camp this summer.
When does an online threat become worthy of criminal prosecution?
Will my baby be healthy?
Throw out that lame old atomic clock that's only accurate to a few tens of quadrillionths of a second.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, lining the wall in one of the world’s most advanced robotics labs, is a row of sewing machines.
Twitter is full of relative junk: tweets you don't want to read from people you're not all that interested in knowing, almost all of them chiming in on topics (see this, this and this) you'd never want to hear about in real life…
Researchers have developed stick-on patches that incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.
Hackers are exploiting overlooked vulnerabilities in third-party access points ranging from online restaurant menus to soda machines to heating and cooling systems.