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Researchers have developed a scorecard for Android devices based on how often manufacturers and network operators patch their devices.
Researchers and driving safety experts warn the new autopilot option installed in most Tesla vehicles could cause unsafe conditions.
Vast regions of near-empty space in the Universe are growing and shrinking, much as bubbles merge and separate in soapsuds, astronomers have discovered.
For years, privacy advocates have pushed developers of websites, virtual private network apps, and other cryptographic software to adopt the Diffie-Hellman cryptographic key exchange as a defense against surveillance from the…
For the physics researcher Andrew L. Yeats, a light-bulb moment led to an important new insight.
The United Kingdom kicked off an initiative in 2013 that could result in the development of the world's most powerful quantum computer by 2020.
In August last year, IBM unveiled a chip designed to operate something like the neurons and synapses of the brain (see "IBM Chip Process Data Similar to the Way Your Brain Does").
Prosthetic limbs may work wonders for restoring lost function in some amputees, but one thing they can't do is restore an accurate sense of touch.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus.
During an event on Capitol Hill, experts discussed the U.S. government cybersecurity labor shortage and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the field.
A team of researchers is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer to help understand and fight diseases affecting red blood cells.
Network and cybersecurity experts are critiquing U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed rules for Wi-Fi routers and RF devices.
The White House National Strategic Computing Initiative Workshop will be held on Oct. 20-21.
Oxford University researchers Christoffer Nellaker and Andrew Zisserman want to make dysmorphology work better by using face-recognition technology.
Digital technologies are driving new business models and changing the ways society views products and services.
At a major robotics competition held in June, several multi-million-dollar robots struggled to perform even simple tasks like climbing a flight of stairs; some even toppled over with what seemed like impeccable comic timing.
Siri may be your personal assistant. But your voice is not the only one she listens to.
The STEM Education Act of 2015 strengthens U.S. science, technology, engineering, and math education efforts.
Take a pinch of Mars, a sprinkle of Saturn's moon Iapetus and a dash of Neptune's moon Triton—and the recipe will yield something like Pluto.
Researchers say some smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in off-the-shelf cyberespionage products.
ClustEval is a new tool designed to aid researchers in their efforts to retrieve meaningful knowledge from big data.
Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute are building a "map of sexism" by analyzing data from the Everyday Sexism Project.
Northeastern University professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru has been researching how to keep information both accessible and safe for 17 years.
Computer science has surpassed human biology as the most popular major for female students at Stanford University.
I knew we'd bought walnuts at the store that week, and I wanted to add some to my oatmeal.
A rash of hacking attacks on U.S. companies over the past two years has prompted insurers to massively increase cyber premiums for some companies, leaving firms that are perceived to be a high risk scrambling for cover.
Margaret Hamilton wasn't supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will wrap up its time in the region of Saturn's large, icy moons with a series of three close encounters with Enceladus starting Wednesday, Oct. 14.
University of Notre Dame researchers say they have developed a prototype system that can detect when the mind of a student is wandering.
The Obama administration will not compel U.S. technology companies to give law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to user data encrypted on digital devices.