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Britain is adding computer science to its English Baccalaureate (EBacc), and will count the subject as a science option toward the qualification. A panel of technology experts called for the inclusion of computer science in…
IDC predicts a 50-fold increase in the total amount of digitally stored data between 2010 and 2020, which means that by the end of the decade the world's data footprint will reach 40 trillion gigabytes.
University of Cambridge researchers have developed a type of microchip based on spintronics that allows information to travel in three dimensions.
Eyal Toledano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed AirMobs, an app that would allow smartphone owners to share their mobile Internet connections, enabling others around them to avoid roaming charges and…
Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail.
Computer modeling is radically redefining healthcare and epidemiology by providing new tools for understanding the impact of different intervention strategies.
Computational models are tackling the complexity of biology, from single-celled microbes to human organs.
The new Mars rover has attracted plenty of attention for its planetary gymnastics, but the big breakthroughs are under the hood.