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Concurrent with a new push for connected-vehicle technology to facilitate collision avoidance is an emphasis on its potential security vulnerabilities.
Quantum computers that encode data in fuzzy quantum states might help advance artificial intelligence significantly.
U.S. Navy researchers want to share rarely used wireless military frequencies so that new services can be developed.
Linux is now the operating system used on 95.2 percent of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers, according to the most recent Top500 supercomputer rankings.
Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women.
In 2011, Google Inc. Chief Executive and co-founder Larry Page asked executives to develop a new, simplified privacy tool that would act as a kind of sliding scale, allowing users to designate whether they wanted minimal, medium…
A research paper that was highlighted last year at an international symposium is the winner of the National Security Agency's first annual Science of Security (SoS) Competition that recognizes the best scientific papers about…
The brain performs its canonical task—learning—by tweaking its myriad connections according to a secret set of rules.
The Internet of things could benefit business in a broad range of areas.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has called for the military and private industry to recruit more ethical hackers.
Researchers say they have created self-integrating nanowires whose position, length, and direction can be fully controlled.
A new method creates simultaneous images of both the magnetic and the electric domain structures in ferromagnetic/ferroelectric multilayer materials.
Condominium computing offers researchers the ability to own computing resources while sharing infrastructure costs.
In mid-May, Edward Snowden, an American in his late twenties, walked through the onyx entrance of the Mira Hotel on Nathan Road in Hong Kong and checked in.
Disk drives and solid-state drives have long served as the foundation for computer storage, but breakthroughs in molecular and DNA science could revolutionize the field.
The debate rages on about whether crowdsourcing is a win-win for workers, as well as for employers.
New handheld medical diagnostic tools promise more efficient, lower-cost healthcare — but at what price?