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Most of the world can watch the World Cup for free. Not so much in the U.S.
Google is putting its considerable weight behind an open source technology that’s already one of the hottest new ideas in the world of cloud computing.
If Hewlett-Packard founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break.
The Federal Communications Commission is working to expand its role among federal agencies charged with protecting U.S. networks from cyberattacks.
A team of three Polish programmers won the Hello World Open 2014 worldwide programming competition.
Security researchers are developing tools and technologies to unite aspects of major traffic corridors and operate them as an integrated system.
A paralyzed young adult using an exoskeleton controlled by his thoughts took the first kick of the World Cup in Thursday's opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Ever since the computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence in 1955, the field has gone through cycles of boundless optimism and sobering disillusion.
One of the Turing Test’s judges looks at the test, its results, and what they mean.
If you thought Elon Musk was the only person coming up with innovative ideas for the exploration of outer space, you'd be wrong.
Integrated circuits able to function at temperatures greater than 660°F could improve how processors, drivers, controllers, and other analog and digital circuits operate.
Quantum contextuality is a key requirement for universal quantum computation, researchers say.
A new architecture for lithium-ion battery anodes has the potential to enable portable electronics to be charged in just 10 minutes.
Researchers are using inertial motion sensors to assess horse rider asymmetry and how it is associated with lower back pain and injury risk.
In 1966, British soccer legend Geoff Hurst booted a right-foot shot against Germany in the World Cup championship game.
Researchers are exploring what may be the first promising lead in months in the search for the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data…
A few months ago I went to Cambridge, Mass. to check in with the Event Horizon Telescope crew and found Shep Doeleman, the project leader, fresh off the completion of a major purchase.
Researchers at Utsunomiya University in Japan have written a mathematical model for the sport of wrestling, which they have tested in a numerical simulation.
The MOOC Research Initiative has released the results of 22 projects pertaining to massive open online courses.
A cellphone can be used to engage in air-gap network hacking, according to researchers at Ben Gurion University.
The United Nations is hosting the Big Data Climate Challenge, a global competition to facilitate the use of big data to address issues related to climate change.
Google and Autism Speaks will house the sequencing of 10,000 complete genomes and other clinical data with the goal of accelerating research on autism.
A working group of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented a ten-year plan for the agency's portion of a major neuroscience initiative announced last year by President Barack Obama. But the plan's recommended budget…
Human error is the culprit in 93 percent of automobile crashes—including the pileup last weekend that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition, caused, prosecutors say, by a truck driver who had been awake for 24 hours.
The U.S. National Science Foundation and Intel Labs have partnered to support new approaches to securing current and emerging cyber-physical systems.
Football is full of "what ifs".
Created to monitor individuals’ activities, feedback from wearable technologies can help users learn from mistakes and behave better.
Over the weekend, the news broke that a "supercomputer" program called "Eugene Goostman"—an impersonation of a wisecracking, thirteen-year-old Ukranian boy—had become the first machine to pass the Turing Test.