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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab students are making it easier for people to make connections by broadcasting their social media interests offline.
Researchers have demonstrated a non-invasive technique to enable a subject to directly control a prosthetic hand using only their thoughts.
Although the gender imbalance in science and technology is a major issue in affluent countries such as the U.S., it is almost non-existent in many less developed countries.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has approved a measure to update the security and accessibility guidelines for voting machines.
Seated at the head of a table for 12 with a view of the city's soaring skyline, Peter Thiel was deep in conversation with his guests, eclectic scientists whose research was considered radical, even heretical.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has kicked off its second run, as protons circulated in the machine after a two-year break.
The individuals who have founded some of the most success tech companies are decidedly weird.
In MIT's Education Arcade, classic game consoles line the office corridor, rafters are strung with holiday lights, and inflatable, stuffed and papier-maché creatures lurk around every corner.
Analyzing people's keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT.
Whether or not we are headed toward a robot revolution, Google wants us to get comfortable with the next generation of robots.
The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Japan Science and Technology Agency will jointly fund six collaborative big data projects to enhance disaster management.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released "one of the largest investigations of massive open online courses to date."
A structure based on a synthetic hybrid molecule of peptides and DNA could be used to produce thin, transparent, flexible screens.
An intelligent user interface for smart glasses developed by a team from the University of Rochester can help people with public speaking.
Hector is an ambulatory robot developed at Bielefeld University endowed with a rudimentary form of consciousness.
A tweak to a technique that edits DNA with pinpoint precision has boosted its ability to correct defective genes in people.
You're an H1N1 influenza virus—swine flu—just hanging out in Hanoi, Vietnam. But now it's time to spread and infect.
Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon.
Smartphone users will limit the information to which their smartphone apps have access, when they learn how frequently their information is shared with these apps.
Aberystwyth University computer scientists assisted marine experts in mapping and recording the sea bed.
Scientists have developed a framework allowing users to categorize cyberattacks as graph patterns.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers say they have developed new techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from attacking smartphones.
Google has assembled 'the best practically-minded security researchers' to 'significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks.'
When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much of the modern Web, he was chasing an idea from a 1966 science fiction novelBabel…
An old aviators' joke goes like this: In the future, airline cockpit crews will consist of one pilot and a dog. The pilot is there to feed the dog, the dog is there to bite the pilot if he touches any of the controls.
NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system.
President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order establishing the first sanctions program to allow the administration to impose penalties on individuals overseas who engage in destructive attacks or commercial espionage…
Stanford University professor Dan Boneh's contributions to cryptography have earned him the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences.
Technologists predict virtual reality technology will evolve to the point that it will be embedded in practically all aspects of human activity.
A new peer-to-peer networking tool enables people suffering from anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic methods.