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As processors and sensors have become smaller and found their way into everything from cars to traffic lights to smoke detectors, software developers have kept pace.
NASA has long wanted to send a mission to Mars to grab some of its surface and sling it back to Earth.
Objects in space tend to spin—and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth.
Scientists looking for the genes underlying intelligence are in for a slog.
It's speculation season once again for Nobel Prize watchers.
A top German official called for Google to be broken up.
Researchers are working to make it possible to use smartphones to collect information on how the symptoms of degenerative diseases change on an hourly basis.
Researchers say they have developed a new method for using Google Glass to track a user's stress level and provide instant fitness feedback.
The Chinese Academy of Science plans to unveil a face-recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy next year.
A new study has found that crowdsourcing competitions produce some of the worst competitive tendencies in people.
New artificial intelligence software that improves the technology's ability to predict player actions in video games could be a key to enhancing player experiences.
A computational platform developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's national research laboratories will make complex analysis of gene data more efficient.
Landing on a comet will be even harder than we thought.
On Sept. 1, the website Rescator.cc alerted customers to a big new batch of product about to hit its digital shelves. "Load your accounts and prepare for an avalanche of cash!" a post on its News page read.
The proper certification can help you get a job, a raise, and sometimes a promotion.
In June 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Riley v. California, in which the justices unanimously ruled that police officers may not, without a warrant, search the data on a cell phone seized during an arrest…
Mezzanine is a collaborative-conferencing system that enables multiple users to share and control digital content from any device using gesture controls.
Researchers say a new building-block for photonic transistors that requires very little energy to operate is a major breakthrough in optical circuits.
Schools in England this month are embarking on one of the most ambitious efforts in the ongoing campaign to teach children to code.
Talking to inanimate objects when you're feeling lonely may not be so strange after all.
Just a few years ago, airlines got their weather reports by telex.
John Martinis is one of the world's foremost experts on quantum computing, a growing field of science that aims to process information at super high speeds using strange physics of very tiny particles such as electrons and photons…
A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
ACM has awarded the 2014 SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions award to Rochester Institute of Technology professor Vicki Hanson.
Researchers have developed a basic model circuit consisting of a silver nanowire and a single-layer flake of molybdenum disulfide.
Researchers at Hong Kong's Institute of Textiles and Clothing have developed what they call a fabric circuit board, a textile threaded with electrical wiring.
Developing countries could be able to track pediatric vaccinations with greater accuracy using a fingerprint-scanning system.
University of Washington in Seattle researchers have developed a system that enables in-air gestures above and around a mobile device.
Connecting a new home appliance to a personal Wi-Fi network or broadband modem could increase the risk that data will be taken from other computers in the house.
A new computational model for reaching consensus in a broad spectrum of situations is based on analysis of communication patterns in social networks.