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NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial…
An expert in machine learning and Bayesian statistics at Princeton University is the recipient of the 2013 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computer Sciences.
Researchers have developed a wireless position location system that works anywhere conventional global-positioning systems satellites cannot reach.
A computer now can give advice and teach skills to another computer similar to the way a real teacher interacts with a student.
Robotics appears to be preparing for a major acceleration after a slow start.
Girls Who Code says schools must develop mandatory computer science programs for K-12 if the technology industry wants more women in its workforce.
Carmen Goldsmith was driving her BMW through Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb, when she ran a red light.
It's long been the Holy Grail of communications: technology that not only maximizes privacy, but also reveals when a message had been intercepted or copied.
The U.S. government has long complained about Chinese hacking and cyberattacks, but new documents show that the National Security Agency managed to penetrate the networks of Huawei, a large Chinese telecommunications firm, gathering…
Forty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, NASA open sourced the software code that ran the guidance systems on the lunar module.
Researchers have created a wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person's movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin.
The Internet of Things has tremendous potential but also poses a tremendous risk if the underlying security of Internet of Things devices is not taken into account, according to Vint Cerf, Google’s Internet Evangelist.
University of Kentucky (UK) researchers mapped tweets to discover the real-world preferences of brews and beer brands in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has adopted a rotation and mentorship strategy to help find and develop qualified cybersecurity professionals.
The way the human brain works is the inspiration for a new technique for optical information processing on chips.
Researchers have constructed logic units from the slime mold Physarum polycephalum that can process information.
The U.S. is moving very slowly in regulating the commercial use of aerial drones.
Scientists have picked four potential landing sites for a European rover designed to search for life on Mars.
When your home computer is hacked, the things at risk are your identity, finances and other digital assets.
Researchers have developed technology, known as a digital monkey, that can detect and counter fraudulent advertisements on a large scale.
It is not yet clear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will help bring greater clarity to the rules governing software patents.
University of Southern California professor Andrew Gordon has a new project that involves getting computers to read and generate stories.
Robots intrigue both designers and enthusiasts in a way that goes beyond the technology's current practical applications.
The U.S. National Security Agency has performed warrantless searches of its databases to obtain data from Americans' phone calls and emails.
You might be living through another mass extinction of species—brought on by us humans, who have been changing climate and fragmenting habitats at an increasing clip—but what you probably don't know is that you might also be…
Anyone with an iPhone 5 can use its fingerprint reader to unlock the device and pay for apps or music in Apple's iTunes store.
The JASON group is a low-profile, high-level adviser to the U.S. government on defense, science, and technology.
Victor is obsessed with SCRABBLE.
If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than choosing Thursday, April 1, 2004, the day Gmail launched.