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Security for next-generation company networks will be the focus of a presentation at the CeBIT trade fair in Hannover, Germany, in March.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has hit a milestone: confirming the existence of 1,000 planets, including a fresh crop of alien worlds that are more Earth-like than any yet found.
Many cars now include cameras or other sensors that record the passing world and trigger intelligent behavior, such as automatic braking or steering to avoid an obstacle.
The past 30 years have seen payments shift from cash and checks to debit cards and websites, and most recently to mobile phone apps, including Apple Pay and Venmo. But in a few years, you may not need anything you weren't born…
The first spacecraft to orbit Mercury is almost out of gas.
The Privacy By Design project seeks to develop a framework for governments and companies to consider privacy protection from the start of a product's development.
Automakers and third-party vendors at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week are demonstrating windshield-based heads-up displays.
Researchers say they have found ways to determine the identity of anonymous Bitcoin users in between 11 and 60 percent of all Bitcoin transactions.
The Mars rover Opportunity is having memory problems that the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will try to fix remotely.
Researchers have built a self-learning robot that was able to improve its cooking skills by watching YouTube videos.
Sometimes I think of school as an overlapping set of calendars.
By 2015, the world will have 25 billion smart thermostats, fitness bands, and other Internet-connected, data-spewing devices, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Stanford University's new Literature and Social Online Learning course brings computer science and humanities students together in one classroom.
Using thousands of exposures from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have created the sharpest and deepest image ever assembled of the Andromeda galaxy.
Capturing ambient energy can keep off-grid devices running.
Look at these black and yellow bars and tell me what you see.
Researchers have developed software that can predict a constantly evolving infectious bacterium's countermoves to new drugs before the drug is tested on patients.
A research group is looking to exploit a special kind of diamond defect in a project that could benefit those working to design a quantum computer.
Physical access to a fingerprint may not be required to exploit fingerprint readers, according to a European hacker.
If you think your office needs a lick of paint and some new furniture, spare a thought for fighter pilots.
Monique Grimes had just moved to Florida for a new job when the syndrome started.
This year will be another exciting one for space exploration.
Efforts by various governments to censor the Internet made headlines in 2014 and are likely to continue in 2015.
Many companies are not waiting for existing organizations to set the standard for the Internet of Things.
Researchers in Japan have developed a model of the part of the brain that is responsible for fine motor control.
Actress Keira Knightley is providing young women with a role model that could help change the face of computer science and related fields.
A new project by Lancaster University researchers will explore equipping sheep with digital collars, placing sensors on riverbanks, and deploying rainfall monitors.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday announced it will hold a vote on new net neutrality rules during its upcoming February meeting.
Researchers have found that overcompensation of customers affected by a data breach may only raise suspicions, rather than satisfy customers' sense of justice.
A new form of computer memory might help machines match the capabilities of the human brain when it comes to tasks such as interpreting images or video footage.