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The Trading Consequences project has produced new insight into how fat became a worldwide commodity.
A new method of encrypting confidential information was inspired by the time-varying nature of cardio-respiratory coupling functions in humans.
Stanford University researchers have developed a method for predicting which photos on Facebook will go viral.
SySTEMic Solutions aims to get young Northern Virginia students to become passionate about STEM in order to boost the region's future economy.
Late on Monday afternoon, the details of one of the most serious security problems to ever affect the modern web were posted online.
They came in through the Chinese takeout menu.
As gadgets get smaller, and mobile manufacturers find new ways to shrink their devices to fit on a user's wrist, people like Steve Matteson are focused on keeping said devices as usable and readable as possible.
The IBM mainframe is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.
There are many things that make you special: Your sense of humor, your dance moves, your personal style, the shape of your ear.
Binghamton University professor Timothy Miller focuses on teaching computer chips how to be smarter about themselves.
University of Waikato students have developed software that optimizes the manufacture of terrain models created by a three-dimensional printer.
Researchers have developed a technique for incorporating judgments into a model about structural uncertainty that stems from building an "incorrect" model.
There's been a lot of buzz about robots lately.
When he was in elementary school, Scott Aaronson, like many mathematically precocious kids of his generation, dreamed of making his own video games.
A small group of financial firms are using their technological superiority to skim the top off the market, Michael Lewis claims in his new book "Flash Boys."
Angkor, what remains of the capital of the Khmer Empire, is an incredibly beautiful place, but it's also very remote: tucked in the Cambodian jungle, at the intersection of jumbled ancient roads, its ruins remain off the beaten…
Researchers are tapping data from location-based social media network Foursquare to learn what makes people more likely to attend one event rather than another.
The #Climate mobile app is designed to help build momentum for climate change policies by connecting influential persons to nonprofits via a social network model.
In 1999, the Danish physicist Per Bak proclaimed to a group of neuroscientists that it had taken him only 10 minutes to determine where the field had gone wrong.
AllSee is a new gesture-recognition system that brings the technology to mobile devices for the first time.
NASA plans to publish a list of more than 1,000 software projects it has developed, with instructions on how users can acquire the associated software code for free.
At a recent Google Glass hackathon, which developers used a new language called Wearscript to create a wide range of new applications for the wearable technology.
The news that Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual reality start-up, Oculus VR, might strike you as a bit zany.
A position paper developed at the recent Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing workshop emphasizes the goals and challenges of big data analytics.
The White House Office of Science and Technology's Jennifer Pahlka discusses the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which she helps oversee.
The Atlas humanoid robot, unveiled last year by Boston Dynamics, a company later acquired by Google, is a marvel.
Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says that he had access to cutting edge cryptographic technology in the mid 1970s that could have made TCP/IP more secure – too bad the NSA wouldn’t let him!
Suppose you're trying to navigate an unfamiliar section of a big city, and you’re using a particular cluster of skyscrapers as a reference point.
Technically, Cortana isn't supposed to exist for at least another 500 years, but that's not stopping Microsoft from bringing her to life this week.