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Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco's financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides, ladders, and firefighter poles, all dented and dinged, connected by gritty brown pylons…
Self-driving vehicles will likely provide substantial benefits, and introduce new challenges.
Is Apple's A7 chip twice as fast at processing and graphics, as Apple promised when announcing the new iPhone 5S?
In March last year, a college freshman named Maxwell Birnbaum was riding in a van filled with friends from Austin, Tex., to a spring-break rental house in Gulf Shores, Ala.
At first glance, Mars' clouds might easily be mistaken for those on Earth: Images of the Martian sky, taken by NASA's Opportunity rover, depict gauzy, high-altitude wisps, similar to our cirrus clouds.
What is actually happening at the atomic scale when two elements react?
Scientists from 135 institutions working on the Human Brain Project are meeting this week at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
Scientists are using autonomous robots to make discoveries about animal behavior and cognition, some of which would be impossible using live animals.
SC13 will hold its annual Supercomputing Conference the week of November 17 in Denver as scheduled, regardless of the status of the U.S. government shutdown.
UltraHaptics is a new interface system that enables users to experience multi-point haptic feedback above an interactive surface without having to touch or hold a device.
Disney researchers have developed an algorithm for tactile rendering of three-dimensional features and textures.
Experts say big data can only be leveraged in future scientific endeavors with a combination of science, statistics, computers, mathematics, and leadership.
All it took was four minutes.
Federal officials are guiding national cybercontests aimed at helping tech-savvy teenagers prepare for careers in protecting the government and private companies from hackers.
We spend a full five hours and 16 minutes a day in front of a screen, and that's without even turning on a television.
Simon DeDeo, a research fellow in applied mathematics and complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute, had a problem.
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has upset a great many people this year.
The U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters surveillance group and the U.S. National Security Agency use hacking techniques to eavesdrop on Internet users, and may be weakening the security of communications hardware and…
The biggest drug marketplace on the Internet has been busted.
Google has released the beta version of a tool designed to help Web developers create interactive and vibrant Internet content using HTML5, Google Web Designer.
Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. has received $15.5 million to further development of future semiconductor technology.
Comet, a supercomputer awaiting deployment, is designed to transform advanced scientific computing by expanding access and capacity.
"My dream in this area is that, someday, when we put human boots on the surface of Mars, I want there to be millions of people in attendance for that event," Jeff Norris, Mission Operations Innovations lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion…
Just under 10 years ago, the Dutch-British physicist Andre Geim stumbled across a substance that would revolutionize the way we understand matter and win him and his colleague Kostya Novoselow the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics…
The National Security Agency may have attempted to penetrate and compromise a widely used network designed to protect the anonymity of its users, but it was only because terrorists and criminals use it, too.
Researchers at MIT, working with partners at NASA, have developed a new concept for a microscope that would use neutrons—subatomic particles with no electrical charge—instead of beams of light or electrons to create high-resolution…
Neural Analysis of Sentiment is software that analyzes sentences from movie reviews and rates the sentiments they express on a five-point scale.
OpenPDS allows users to see and control any third-party requests for their information.
Online courses that "flip" homework and coursework using outsourced lectures could help community colleges and students, according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
The European economy is losing out on 9 billion euros annually because few women fill information and communications technology roles at tech firms.