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Moving its hands as if it were dealing cards and walking with a bit of a swagger, a Pentagon-financed humanoid robot named Atlas made its first public appearance on Thursday.
Groups of social bots could lead to disaster for large online destinations, or even threaten the fabric of the Internet, the economy, and society as a whole.
Researchers have experimentally demonstrated the recording and retrieval process of five-dimensional digital data in nanostructured glass by femtosecond laser writing.
Dozens of computer security experts have filed a brief in support of Andrew Auernheimer's attempt to overturn his conviction on computer-hacking charges.
Technology is helping to combat the growing frequency and danger of wildfires.
Defcon hacking convention organizers have asked federal government workers not to attend the event this year.
Cooling is an important and tricky part of modern computing—you don't want those ever-more-functional processors overheating, but you also don't want the cooling process to suck up too much energy.
NASA will use the International Space Station to test a new communications technology that could dramatically improve spacspacecraft communications, enhance commercial missions, and strengthen transmission of scientific data.
The way we use digital devices has become big news.
A source at Russia's Federal Guard Service, which is in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications and protecting President Vladimir Putin, claimed that the return to typewriters has been prompted by the publication of secret…
The Internet of Things is the imagined network of data links that will emerge when everyday objects are fitted with tiny identifying devices.
A new method of controlling complex networks could have "a transformative impact" on the field.
Researchers are studying how to make the next generation of transistors smaller.
The new Environmental-Data Automated Track Annotation system enables users to take a big data approach to tracking birds.
CERN is rebuilding its Large Hadron Collider and re-architecting its data center infrastructure based on OpenStack Grizzly.
Defense arguments in the trial of former Army private Bradley Manning—who stands accused of a number of crimes for handing over classified documents to WikiLeaks, including a charge of "aiding the enemy"—finished Wednesday with …
A new study suggests that preconceptions about women's dissatisfaction with IT industry jobs are unjustified.
Q. How is Big Data being used more in the leadership and management field?
China is surging ahead of the United States in the race to build the world's fastest computers.
Researchers have created an optical switch that’s controlled by a single photon.
The U.K. Department for Education has added programming and algorithm teaching for children as young as five years old to that nation's computing curriculum.
Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali announced on Saturday that Iran plans to stage cyber exercises in the near future.
While America was looking forward to the July 4 holiday, the Russian space program was busy putting the final touches on its latest rocket launch.
As Denis Bonnet slipped into the right-hand seat of a commercial jet demonstrator in the airliner cockpit design center here at Thales, the French electronics group, his hand reached forward to tap an angled glass screen resembling…
One of the big challenges in fighting organized crime is precisely that it is organized. It is run a bit like a business, with chains of command and responsibility, different specialised "departments," recruitment initiatives…
The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a report…
Say you live in New York City and you're just itching to find an obscure gift for that geek in your life who has everything.
A new mathematical model can rapidly and accurately estimate electromagnetic emissions from printed circuitboards.
University of Birmingham researchers are ready to launch the second generation of Linux supercomputer BlueBEAR.
Artificial photosynthesis could lead to an alternative to gasoline, to ultradense computer memories, or to highly efficient solar cells.