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If you have got an idea for how to study Europa, then NASA wants to hear from you.
The supercluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way is 100 times bigger in volume and mass than previously thought, a team of astronomers says.
NATO leaders agreed on Friday that a large-scale cyber attack on a member country could be considered an attack on the entire U.S.-led alliance, potentially triggering a military response.
At 9:18 P.M. on February 12, 2009, Continental Connection Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, took off from Newark International Airport.
Researchers analyzing taxi trip data found about 95% of trips could have been shared, and an optimal combination of trips would have cut travel time by 40%.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Analyst's Notebook app has grown to handle the volume of information collected by the Mars rovers.
A pilot study examined using humanoid robots to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders practice imitation behavior to encourage their autonomy.
Drone makers are eager for a new age of drone ubiquity, but several issues remain to be resolved.
A new Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers report describes 23 technologies that it says could change the world by 2022.
Saving your life when the Big One finally rocks California? Yeah, there's an app for that.
Andrew Kay, designer of the Kaypro II, died Aug. 28 in Vista, CA. He was 95.
A bewitching creature—half woman, half deer—battles a shaman and a sentient tree.
Humans just got a step closer to being able to think a message into someone else's brain on the other side of the world.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $5.6-million grant through the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.
Swedish children, especially boys, may be learning more English during a late-night Minecraft session than from struggling through hours of homework.
A new device harnesses the random spin of light particles to produce a random number for use in a cryptographic key.
Proponents of open source Java are formally considering adding a Read Evaluate Print Loop tool to the programming language.
Researchers say they have developed a novel transistor prototype designed to test nanowires made of compound semiconductors.
Significant reductions in the space needed for IPv4 routes could be made if service providers aggregated more of their routes.
On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and iced champagne.
You may not realise it, but every time you open up your laptop or switch on your phone, you are at the heart of one of the greatest battles now taking place in our midst—what shape will the internet take in the future, and what…
A new app is designed to measure the strength of patients' tremors, providing objective guidance to direct treatment decisions.
An online masters degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology shows potential for success with a massively open online course (MOOC) curriculum.
Researchers have been awarded a $1.5-million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data.
BiliCam is a new smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and doctors within minutes.
Zhejiang University researchers have equipped a patient with a special robotic arm that she can control with the power of her thoughts.
Scientists can't seem to agree on what a quantum computer is. But the uncertainty hasn't deterred Google from backing a second major effort in the field.
Robots can outperform humans in areas such as strength and precision, but humans still are ahead of robots in the use of the senses, especially that of touch.
In factories and warehouses, robots routinely outdo humans in strength and precision.
Three standards organizations promote two core technologies for charging mobile devices (and even electric cars) without plugging them in.