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Before Betsy Chao, a senior here at Rutgers University, could take midterm exams in her online courses this semester, her instructors sent emails directing students to download Proctortrack, a new anti-cheating technology.
Researchers have developed bio-inspired robotic models that serve as controllable stimuli for experiments studying animal behavior.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a framework for working with big data.
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new type of memristor technology that can remember how much current has flowed through it.
When technology executives imagine the boogeyman, they see a baby-face guy in wire-rim glasses. His name is Jay Edelson.
A panel of Internet experts recently addressed the question of what kind of Internet users want.
Imagine if every time you learned something new, you completely forgot how to do a thing you'd already learned.
A nagging problem at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed seems to have been explained away.
For all the Brad Pitt-fueled hype, sabermetric analysis is still only as good as the systems that capture data from the field—who hit what to whom.
Google is developing robots that have individual personalities.
Film director Robin Hauser Reynolds was inspired to create her new documentary about the gender gap in computer science by the experience of her daughter.
Modern airplanes are highly automated, but some researchers say there is room to automate planes even further.
Technology experts will gather at Facebook's Menlo Park, CA, headquarters later this month to participate in the Code for Cuba hackathon.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are developing a computational framework for connected-vehicle technologies that facilitates communication.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration this weekend will hold its fourth annual space apps hackathon.
Since its capture by the gravity of dwarf planet Ceres on March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has performed flawlessly, continuing to thrust with its ion engine as planned. The thrust, combined with Ceres' gravity, is gradually guiding…
The University of Michigan's Micro Mote is an autonomous computer programmed and charged via light, which could be used for a variety of medical and industrial purposes.
Mounting evidence that the co-pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into a French mountain has prompted a global debate about how to better screen crewmembers for mental illness and how to ensure that no one is left alone in the…
An Italian researcher has developed algorithms that can calculate the privacy costs of websites.
Who needs sight to get around when you've got a digital compass in your head?
Rutgers University has received a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to develop a system that automatically detects cyberbullying.
Cyberattacks threaten to rise in frequency and complexity, which makes every person using modern technology a potential target.
Most of us haven't had a cow wander on to a road in front of us while we're driving. Still, it's the type of situation Google is wisely anticipating.
Just before it became the first man-made vessel to leave the solar system, in 1990, Voyager 1 took a portrait of Earth, some four billion miles away.
Shariq Hashme squints at his laptop screen as he scrolls through hundreds of lines of computer code.
Plenty of people play with small drone aircraft in their backyards these days.
Edward Snowden and an unlikely interviewer squared-off on HBO over the leaks that exposed the National Security Agency's extensive surveillance programs.
A Pennsylvania State University team is collecting and analyzing data in an attempt to make fashion trends comprehensible to the average person.
A new study used three-dimensional facial images to predict biological age in a human population, to detect those aging quickly and slowly.
New software enables a domestic service robot to learn under user guidance via remote control, voice commands, or by being shown the tasks.