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As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York's 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system.
Since agreeing to comply with the European Court of Justice’s decision that people have the right to be forgotten, Google has received about 50,000 requests for Web pages to be removed from European search results.
Google company engineers say Web Components, a World Wide Web Consortium standard designed to help organize complex Web pages, will "change everything."
A task force on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in California schools has given its recommendations to the state.
Researchers have developed machine-learning software that can identify crowdturfing, a term for falsifying one's popularity on social media sites.
A Princeton University scientist has developed free software for use with a program that calculates the true spatial dimensions and curvature of Earth's atmosphere.
Graduates around the world gather at the end of spring for one final lesson: the commencement speech.
Tibetans are comfortable at high altitudes where the air is thin.
A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.
The password as we know it is in critical condition.
Automakers are increasingly integrating touchscreens into vehicles—to the dismay of safe-driving advocates, who justifiably fear people are already too distracted by phone calls and texts while driving.
Smartphones, GoPro cameras, and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere.
Norway has ended a pilot online voting program.
The Early Model Based Even Recognition using Surrogates (EMBERS) project was created to develop ways to use big data to forecast significant societal events.
The Revealing Flashlight projects computer-generated models onto real objects, filling in missing details wherever the spotlight lands.
University of Washington computer scientists have discovered crowdsourcing is an effective way to teach robots.
A new report finds girls in the U.K. who study computing and information and communications technology at A-level perform at a higher level than boys.
At the very heart of quantum mechanics lies a monster waiting to consume unwary minds.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is extending preparation time for the final round of its DARPA Robotics Challenge by six months.
It began as a nagging technical problem that needed solving.
Journalistic earnings stories can feel robotic, even when written by a news organization as prestigious as the Associated Press.
This is a plot of the NSA programs revealed in the past year.
At some point in the future, RoboBees may be able to perform the task of pollination.
Car vendors have an open source platform for building embedded applications and features in Automotive Grade Linux.
It's an invisible, but looming threat from outer space: distant cosmic events that can cause a computer, or even an aircraft, to crash here on Earth.
A monitor developed by researchers at the University of Arizona allows consumers to set the temperature in their homes based on how much they want to spend on electricity.
A new tool allows hardware designers and system builders to test the security of embedded devices.
The DARPA Robotics Challenge pitted teams from around the world against each other in a series of disaster-themed tasks.
Next-generation scientific instruments are forcing researchers to question the limits of massively parallel computing.
Optical tricks help deceased entertainers keep on performing.