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Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a survey published by ACM.
University of Alberta researchers say they are developing atomically precise technologies that have practical, real-world applications.
New software could give people more control over how their personal health information is shared between doctors and medical institutions.
Stanford University researchers have developed a flexible crystal material that can form a paper-like sheet just three atoms thick and behave like a switch.
The success of D, a programming language some see as the successor to C++, has surprised even its creators.
The European Union's high-profile, €1-billion Human Brain Project, launched last October, has come under fire from neuroscientists, who claim that poor management has run part of the effort's scientific plans off course.
Earlier this year, a vaguely humanoid robot served juice to a researcher lying on a hospital bed.
Encryption is hard.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it has demonstrated an all-silicon, microchip-sized system on a chip that runs at 94 GHz.
Hewlett-Packard recently opened the doors of its Science Labs facilities in Houston to more than 36 journalists and analysts for a day-long tour.
Researchers are using a supercomputer to provide data on the range and movements of California condors, giant pandas, and dugongs.
A "quantum compass" will offer precise positioning data in places GPS cannot go.
On weekends, Guillaume Rosquin browses the shelves of local bookstores in Lyon, France.
Within the salons of the Elysée Palace, along the corridors of the European parliament and under the glass dome of the Reichstag, Old Europe is preparing for a new war.
From chainsaws whirring in rainforests to snoring that sounds like chainsaws, entrepreneurs are finding all sorts of creative ways to detect sounds using smartphones.
Forest fire on the way? Building stress getting too high? Farmland too moist?
IBM researchers are developing handheld computers with the power of today's supercomputers.
You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
Researchers are working on the LinkedTV project, a new television concept designed to connect TV offerings with the Internet.
One area of the tech world in which women are making great gains is information security, where they outnumber men in certain positions.
People are better and faster at navigating tactile technology when using both hands and several fingers, according to new research.
ComputerWeekly.com has named University of Southampton computer science professor Wendy Hall its Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2014.
Although China has the world's most powerful supercomputer, the United States produces more supercomputers than any other country.
The UK unveiled its robotics strategy last Tuesday, revealing a plan drawn up by the Technology Strategy Board that aims to spur the country on towards capturing a significant slice of what is predicted to become a multi-trillion…
For more than a decade, engineers have been fretting that they are running out of tricks for continuing to shrink silicon transistors.
The Washington Post has published an analysis of about 22,000 surveillance reports collected by the U.S. National Security Agency between 2009 and 2012.
Imagine getting a call from your doctor if you let your gym membership lapse, make a habit of buying candy bars at the checkout counter, or begin shopping at plus-size clothing stores.
It began as a nagging technical problem that needed solving. Now, it's driving a market that's expected to be worth $50.2 billion by 2020.
There are so many ways that humans are still superior to machines.