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More women are majoring in computer science than in the past, according to HackerRank's 2018 Women in Tech Report.
Researchers have found that technology users who receive basic password guidance are up to 40% more likely to make their password choices more secure.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will pour another $125 million into the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence to fund a project to teach computers common sense.
Researchers are publishing a database of images and challenging the machine-vision community to use it to train machines as effective assistants for those with visual disabilities.
Semiconductor companies are investigating ferroelectrics.
A black metal mechanical device resembling a typewriter sits in a wooden box.
In March 2015, Li-Huei Tsai set up a tiny disco for some of the mice in her laboratory. For an hour each day, she placed them in a box lit only by a flickering strobe.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has conducted the first test of a new drilling technique on the Red Planet since its drill stopped working reliably.
Distributed Denial of Service attackers have found a new way of magnifying their attacks, with experts warning that bigger attacks are likely.
Some Native American nations are betting their futures on the construction of broadband networks.
Purdue University is using funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp. and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology for its NEW LIMITS facility.
Researchers say they have developed a "memtransistor" that can perform both memory and information processing while also using multiple terminals in a neural network-like architecture.
Researchers have developed an open source, intrusion-tolerant control system designed to keep power flowing even if part of the grid is compromised.
A new technique allows researchers to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires.
For years, thousands of virtual private networks (VPNs) have allowed people in China to circumvent restrictions on internet access and visit Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, and other sites blacklisted by the government. That's…
Three-dimensional printing and other new technologies are revitalizing the business of building buildings.
Scientists are simulating biological organisms and replicating evolution in the lab. How far can they expand the boundaries of virtual life?
How digital media could be authenticated, from computational, legal, and ethical points of view.