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Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping.
It all started with an awkward moment online. In the early 1980s, computer scientist Scott Fahlman realised his words were failing him.
Jonathan Zittrain, director of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, is working to develop a sort of cryptographic time capsule.
Researchers have developed a new kind of load driver that could enable biological circuits to behave almost as predictably as electronic circuits.
To track how language evolves, Stony Brook University researcher Vivek Kulkarni and colleagues map the linguistic vector space of words.
SINTEF researchers in Norway say they have made electronic components that are soluble in water and disappear after a few hours.
For the first time since accidents severed the neural connection between their brains and limbs, a small number of patients are reaching out and feeling the world with prosthetic devices wired directly to their brains.
Staffers of Ross Perot have unearthed and restored a big chunk of ENIAC, the "Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer."
The brain is one of the most delicate and complex objects in the universe, so tinkering with its activity may seem like a fool's errand.
Multifunction components are becoming more common as the world gets "smarter."
China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance—clean, controlled and choreographed.
Microsoft is leveraging its machine learning research to build software that automatically captions images.
Proponents of WebRTC, the Web standard for real-time communications via browsers, have reached a compromise on the H.264 and VP8 video codecs.
An Arizona State University professor will spend six months studying at the French Institute for Research in Computer Science Automation.
Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.
Two groups of scientists, working independently, have created artificial intelligence software capable of recognizing and describing the content of photographs and videos with far greater accuracy than ever before, sometimes…
The Stanford Cyber Initiative is a program applying broad Stanford University expertise to cybersecurity, cyberspace, and networked information.
A San Francisco-based programming boot camp has launched a program in which inmates at San Quentin State Prison will learn the basics of computer coding.
Educational nonprofit Code.org is collaborating with Disney to open its week-long "Hour of Code" event during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 8-14.
New software automatically ranks authors and creators whose work is in the public domain by how likely they are to be of interest to academics and the public.
The University of Oxford earlier this month hosted the Ebola Crisis Hackathon.
Both novice and veteran researchers were honored for their contributions to high-performance computing at the Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) conference.
Silicon Valley's constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them.
Novel molecules could help expand the storage capacity of flash memory, which is widely used in mobile devices such as smartphones.
Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa.
The world at the quantum level, at the scale of particles too small for the eye to see, is very strange.
The artist who created the enigmatic Kryptos, a puzzle-in-a-sculpture that has driven code breakers to distraction since it was installed 24 years ago in a courtyard at C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va., has decided that it…