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A University of Virginia professor says the U.S. is not spending enough on research and development of cyber-physical systems.
Cornell University professor Hod Lipson envisions the creation of robots with self-awareness.
Kentucky Coders hopes to register 1 million Hour of Code coding events before December, starting at the 2014 IdeaFestival, an international event held in Louisville.
A European Union-funded project recently provided electric vehicles with enhanced energy efficiency in Spain.
Christof Koch says it is possible people will some day create conscious machines, but they may not look as expected.
The four images that make up a new montage of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were taken on September 26, 2014 by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. At the time, Rosetta was about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from the…
It's been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, showing that it's possible to corrupt any USB device…
Without algorithms that compress data to encode information into fewer bits, hard drives would clog up and Internet traffic would slow to a snail's pace.
Texas A&M University researchers received the Best Paper Award at the recent 2014 Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques conference in Alberta, Canada.
An app called FireChat is making headlines for being the go-to medium for communication among pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
The nonprofit Mozilla foundation is seeking to give more users of its open source Web browser the option of a device that speaks their language.
A recent survey of employers found IT professionals with cloud and security-related certifications were in greatest demand.
Cloud services firms need to do a better job recruiting and retaining women if they want to fill positions with qualified candidates, according to Intel's Raejeanne Skillern.
The technology is here, but barriers remain.
Desktops have Linux. Mobile devices have Android. The Internet of Things has...Mbed?
Is a worm conscious? How about a bumblebee? Does a computer that can play chess "feel" anything?
Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself.
The White House said that President Obama's BRAIN Initiative is generating interest from companies and philanthropies in a sign of what it calls a wider partnership developing around the U.S. administration’s most prominent science…
Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware has been dominated by men.
Yonsei University researchers have developed a system to enable air- and ground-based robot vehicles to cooperate without GPS signals or sensor devices.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are developing tools to improve electric grid protection operation analysis and prediction under different contingencies.
Software developed to help Hollywood create better virtual hair may be used to study the properties of filamentary structures like oceanic telecommunication cables.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is using the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web to push for an Internet bill of rights.
Researchers on the European Union's decade-long Human Brain Project disclosed how far they have come toward the goal of creating an artificial brain by 2023.
The RoboLaw consortium recently presented the European Parliament its findings on potential legal frameworks to manage the development of robotic technology.
Optical information handling is a critical staple for communications and the Internet, but using light for computer-scale computation remains a distant dream.
Scientists are using cutting-edge scanning and visualization techniques to wow visitors and find new stories in ancient artifacts.
Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.