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Researchers have demonstrated high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits using a 20-atom-thick film of black phosphorus.
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Google reported on Wednesdayin the journal Nature that they had made a significant advance that brings them a step closer to developing a quantum computer.
This year, the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of computer visionary Ada Lovelace.
The highest resolution image yet taken of Comet 67P by the Rosetta satellite has just been released.
China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments.
Companies and government agencies are scrambling to correct a major security flaw revealed this week.
Northeastern University researchers have developed an app for detecting traffic differentiation in mobile networks.
Despite the extreme precision of most modern computer systems, software engineer George Neville-Neil says it remains difficult for them to accurately tell time.
Panoramic video could soon pop up on the screens of smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets.
Texas A&M University researchers have fused a computer onto the back of a live cockroach in order to control the insect.
Jan Scheuermann, a quadriplegic and pioneering patient for an experimental Pentagon robotics program, continues to break ground in freeing the mind from the body.
Researchers at Stanford University and Google have used machine-learning techniques to find effective drug treatments for a variety of diseases.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices…
New research finds that, contrary to popular belief, restructuring software code to be more maintainable and efficient may not be worth the time and effort.
Alien lifeforms may exist in the solar system but they would look very different to life on Earth, scientists have suggested.
Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time.
A new wireless sensor prototype could reduce the costs of collecting data such as outside air and room temperature, humidity, light level, occupancy, and pollutants.
The ninth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) was the biggest meeting yet of sports-data experts: More than 3,100 people attended the event last Friday and Saturday, including a notable number of 6-foot-8-inch…
An international research team has developed a prototype quantum radar that could be used to detect objects invisible to conventional systems.
Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute recently hosted a seminar on the study of password security led by CMU professor Lorrie Cranor.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres.
The internet is stuffed with garbage.
Smartphones are about to get smarter, chip makers say, exploiting technologies that recognize people, objects and sounds to boost security and take helpful actions on behalf of users.
When it comes to the new Net neutrality rules adopted last week by the Federal Communications Commission, people think either that US regulators have liberated the Internet from the shackles of oppressive broadband providers…
A team from IBM last week traveled to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate new computer chips inspired by the structure of the brain.
University of Connecticut researchers want to use quick response codes to protect national security.
Indian Institute of Technology researchers have created a flavor network in which food ingredients are linked if they appear together in the same recipe.