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Researchers in Germany have discovered what they say is a way to get computers to do more than execute all the steps of a problem-solving calculation as fast as possible—by getting them to imitate the human brain's habit of finding…
Ari Juels, an independent researcher who was previously chief scientist at computer security company RSA, thinks something important is missing from the cryptography protecting our sensitive data: trickery.
Want to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy that goes to the Super Bowl winner? Take a left in 15 feet.
Indiana University researchers want to use artificial intelligence to provide doctors with a tool to help them diagnose and treat patients.
Bitcoin developers want to decentralize the current Internet and replace it with a new Internet.
University of Colorado Denver digital design students have created an augmented reality app for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service .
Researchers are working to develop three-dimensional integration, an emerging technology that would vertically stack multiple wafers.
A new app will allow smartphone owners to determine how much time they spend on their devices.
In nominating Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers as the new director of the National Security Agency on Thursday, President Obama chose a recognized expert in the new art of designing cyberweapons, but someone with no public track record…
How much are a dozen deep-learning researchers worth?
The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is considering a path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations.
Ultra-small electronic computer systems currently under development push beyond the imminent end of Moore's Law, researchers say.
PlaceAvoider is software that uses computer-vision techniques to identify potentially confidential or embarrassing pictures taken with new devices such as Google Glass.
Internet2 recently announced that it is expanding to smaller colleges and universities that have "notable research projects and cyberinfrastructure needs."
Researchers say innovative electrodes will help make new resistive random access memory technologies compatible with existing circuitry.
Tens of thousands of years ago along the balmy Mediterranean coast, or in some desert oasis in the Middle East, a hunky Neandertal male lusted after a modern human maiden.
If you're sick of wading through a clogged email inbox or scrolling through endless Twitter timelines, Jörg Müller has a more fun way of sifting through your messages: sound.
In Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated, futuristic film 'Her,' computers compose music, carry on seamless conversations with humans, organize emails instantaneously, and even fall in love.
Can scientists image the motion of electrons inside atoms?
Google has been buying a lot of crazy stuff lately.
Starting next week, the Internet is going to look very different—and ICANN Chief Executive Fadi Chehade is the one who'll get both the credit and the blame.
In an interview, Microsoft Research's Jeannette M. Wing discusses innovation in India, women in software research, and this year's research trends.
Governors, legislators, and other organizations are increasingly pushing to use the National Guard to help address the issue of cybersecurity.
Researchers say they have used the IEEE 802.22 standard for TV white spaces to achieve a "historic breakthrough" in long-range broadband communications.
Recent drought conditions around the United States have increased concerns over the tremendous amount of water required to run data centers and supercomputers.
Fifty influential American computer scientists have signed an open letter urging the United States to reject mass surveillance and preserve privacy.
This spring, NASA will be paying cautious attention to a comet that could put on a barnstorming show at Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
Holodecks similar to the simulated-reality rooms seen on "Star Trek" could be available by 2024, according to some scientists and researchers.
Ever since virtual worlds and online games emerged in the mainstream consciousness around 2005, the media has insisted on framing them as escapist fantasies.
Even as the world's carriers build out the latest wireless infrastructure, known as 4G LTE, a new apparatus bristling with 96 antennas taking shape at a Rice University lab in Texas could help define the next generation of wireless…