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If you're going to have a group of drones flying around each other, it would probably be wise to have each of them know where the other is.
The SPDY protocol can help provide much faster access to mobile Web sites, according to Google engineers.
A dynamic view of a city's activities and character that reflects the ever-fluctuating patterns of city life can be generated by the millions of check-ins produced by foursquare, according to CMU researchers.
Clifford Nass, founder of Stanford University's Communications Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab, says future automobiles will boast full automation and will be centered on social media platforms.
It appears that Osama bin Laden didn’t encrypt any of his computer files. If he had, U.S. authorities probably wouldn’t have been able to do much after confiscating them from his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
For the past decade or so, generals commanding the world's most advanced armies have been able to rely on accurate forecasts of the outcomes of conventional battles.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the functionality of computer programs and the language they are written in cannot be protected by copyright.
Although many companies are hoping that mobile payments enabled by near-field communications technology will catch on among consumers, the technology's impact will not be as significant as vendors believe it will be, cautions…
When a suspected al-Qaeda member was arrested in Berlin in May of 2011, he was found with a memory card with a password-protected folder—and the files within it were hidden.
Olympic timekeepers Omega are unveiling the latest technology that will be used at the London 2012 Games. It can monitor athletes' performance to the nearest one thousandth of a second.
"[Gordon] Moore is my boss, and if your boss makes a law, then you'd better follow it," says Mark Bohr, who leads Intel's efforts to make advances in microchip design practical to manufacture.
A report written by former Tufts University president Lawrence S. Bacow and former Princeton University president William G. Bowen analyzes the state of online education and machine learning in the university system.
The creation of a marketplace for personal information would be a way for people to regain control of their data in the information age, says Hewlett-Packard Labs senior fellow Bernardo Huberman.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab recently hosted its annual Inside Out conference where speakers from several projects discussed the future of technology and design.
University of Toronto researchers have developed a system that they say will make the production of a special class of photons used in supercomputing faster and easier.
One of the big areas of focus for technology companies over the past year has been "big data"—in other words, the idea that there can be a lot of value in finding patterns in the massive quantities of user data and other information…
The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is laying the foundation for a high-speed network that can transport an increasing amount of scientific data.
GPS rules your life. At least, it rules mine.
Earlier this year Iran's defense minister put the world on notice: His nation had developed the ability to "easily" watch spacewalking astronauts from the ground.
At the center of the uproar over a Google project that scooped up personal data from potentially millions of unsuspecting people is the company software engineer who wrote the code.
U.S. NIST researchers have developed a quantum simulator that can engineer interactions among hundreds of qubits, which is 10 times more than previous devices.
Samsung has filed a patent for a method and device that can read a user's emotions based on facial expressions.
ICANN announced that it will notify all companies who were affected by the recent data breach in the top-level domain Applicant System that allowed other applicants to view their user and file names.
In The Matrix, the famous "bullet time" effect showed how Keanu Reeves's character Neo was able to sway out of the path of incoming bullets, as time appeared to slow.
It is taking Americans a bit longer than the rest of the world to catch on to the idea of “mobile wallets.”
The Simons Foundation, which specializes in science and math research, has chosen the University of California, Berkeley, as host for an ambitious new center for computer science, the university plans to announce on Tuesday.
The success of Germany's Dagstuhl Seminars has inspired a proliferation of Dagstuhl-like venues, especially in India.
Thanks to new research initiatives, autonomous humanoid robots are inching closer to reality.
Computer scientists are teaching machines to run experiments, make inferences from the data, and use the results to conduct new experiments.
Virtual possessions play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. How we think about them and deal with them is changing the way we think and interact with others.