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For the next two years, NASA's latest robotic spacecraft will be chasing down an asteroid near Earth in the hopes of scooping up some of the most primordial bits of the solar system.
Ever peer into the night sky and wonder whether space is really the same in all directions or if the cosmos might be whirling about like a vast top?
Most Star Trek stories from the vaunted franchise turning 50 this week take place in a distant future we're not likely to see.
The encryption of digital information is considered the best protection against hackers, snoops or potential enemies looking to poke around into private exchanges of all sorts.
The European Union is funding two projects devoted to developing new cybersecurity paradigms, architectures, and software.
Business and academic experts this week will present the latest on augmented and virtual reality at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology conference.
Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Information Processing and Ergonomics have developed a system in which robots observe humans.
Plastic crystals with ferroelectric properties could accelerate the development of additional flexible and cost-efficient materials for use in electronic devices.
The University of Southern California Center on Artificial Intelligence for Social Solutions studies how AI can be utilized to address a wide range of social problems.
Researchers at New York and George Mason universities have found vulnerabilities in a system of rules that enable vehicles to communicate with smartphones.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded $110 million to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.
There are two equally valid, yet seemingly incompatible, ways of viewing Apple Computer's relationship with Ireland.
Back in the 1990s, observers predicted that the single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) would be the nanomaterial that pushed silicon aside and created a post-CMOS world where Moore’s Law could continue its march towards ever-smaller…
Four years into its travels across Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover faces an unexpected challenge: wending its way safely among dozens of dark streaks that could indicate water seeping from the red planet's hillsides.
Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta's high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
The creators of three new open source languages say they fulfill unique needs.
Michigan State University researchers are exploring whether home Wi-Fi systems can preserve the privacy of the elderly while detecting abnormal events in their homes.
Researchers have learned how to use off-the-shelf computer gear and a standard Wi-Fi connection to read keystrokes from a person in close proximity.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on.
Two robotic sailboats trace lawn-mower-style paths across the violent surface of the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska.
The European Union-funded MINIMAL project says the learning processes of fruit fly larva (maggots) could have important applications for technology.
Researchers say they have developed a method to automatically generate complete three-dimensional building models of a given area by using partial images.
Aalto University researchers in Finland have demonstrated the suitability of microwave signals in the coding of information for quantum computing.
The U.S. Department of State is seeking to address the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
A new diagnostic approach using machine learning could help detect speech disorders exacerbated by vocal misuse.
Florida International University professor Sam Ganzfried says computer poker research generates ideas that are starting to have applications in medicine and security.
A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere.
In the southern sky, there is a constellation called Centaurus, its arms outstretched and its flanks straddling the famous Southern Cross.
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Mathematicians explore the root of many problems in developing a proof for the Kadison-Singer problem.