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There's a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm.
The days of madly flipping through bilingual phrase books while trying to converse with somebody in another language is fast giving way to a technological alternative developed in the Bay Area and elsewhere.
Last month, a trio of engineers debuted an app that allows Icelanders to determine if they’re actually related to a potential date.
A new study suggests older programmers are keeping up with changes in the field and even have a slight edge over younger peers, in some cases.
Privacy concerns are mounting about Google Glass to the point that it has been preemptively banned in some locations, even though it's not yet available.
Emotion Sense is a new smartphone app that mines a user's cellphone data to track their feelings and determine what might be triggering peaks in their mood.
Google chief Internet evangelist and ACM president Vint Cerf has been working on an interplanetary Internet, with protocols capable of handling a space environment.
The Obama administration reportedly is ready to back an FBI plan to overhaul surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet.
Neurons called place cells in rat brains function differently when the animals are in virtual reality than when they are in the real world.
Are you prepared to meet your robot overlords?
It's one thing to read news concerning the latest report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Defense on China's latest military activities. But with regard to China's evolving stance and capabilities in the cyber arena, it's…
Our galaxy is teeming with a wild variety of planets.
You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes!
A new robot control method works with robotic joints and tactile sensing, keeping a robot's arm flexible and giving it a sense of touch across its entire arm.
An experimental digital camera can take exceptionally wide-angle photos without distorting the image by mimicking the bowl-shaped eyes of insects.
Researchers have developed a simulated model of the way organisms evolve, which they say offers insights about evolvability over generations.
When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit chasing a duck while riding a roomba, they will have Vint Cerf to thank.
If you're tired of those annoying 8 p.m. phone calls asking questions about where you shop, or of carrying an Arbitron sensor to provide radio ratings, your omnipresent smartphone or tablet might well turn out to be your savior…
The FBI and the CIA are being criticized for not keeping better track of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the months before the Boston Marathon bombings.
Researchers say the Cheetah-Cub robotic quadruped proves that gait primitives from the motion capture of an animal can be adapted to a robot.
Researchers found that informational content attracts Twitter followers at a rate 30 times higher than content focused on the tweeter.
A new information system based on intelligent data processing is designed to improve the mobility management of people and vehicles.
The SLOOP software system is designed to automate part of the process of matching images of animals in massive catalogs.
A new artificial intelligence system generates new card games from scratch.
Los Alamos National Labs has been running a quantum Internet that can transmit perfectly secure messages for more than two years.
SC13's new Emerging Technologies program will focus technologies that could potentially shape computing and society as a whole.
Could a virtual currency created by an anonymous Internet hacker someday replace the U.S. dollar?
Commercial drones are poised to revolutionize a wide range of industries, though regulatory and privacy concerns have created some resistance.
Driverless cars haven’t hit the roads yet, but computers are already helping to slow down or stop a car in situations when a crash is imminent.
The woman was talking on her iPhone, and never saw coming her induction into a large and growing subset of crime victims.