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A new study finds efforts to prevent the manipulation of search results are having little impact on online fraud.
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer will make a financial contribution to Harvard that will enable the school to expand its computer science faculty by about 50 percent.
As a pair of window washers clung to a scaffold dangling outside the 68th floor of 1 World Trade Center on Wednesday, the captivating drama left some below wondering: Why were they up there at all?
After achieving touchdown on a comet for the first time in history, scientists and engineers are busy analysing this new world and the nature of the landing.
As Google's core business continues to thrive, Larry Page is making huge bets on new technology—ingestible nanoparticles, balloons that beam down broadband—that could define the future.
Earlier this summer, a group of data crunchers looking at underwear sales at Alibaba came across a curious trend: women who bought larger bra sizes also tended to spend more (link in Chinese).
There's no Nobel prize for computer science, but after a grant from Google, the top award in the field now just as lucrative.
A researcher is mapping the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane, Australia, in real time on Twitter and Instagram to determine how the event affects participants.
Several teams are working on new ways of determining what elements of behavior or mannerisms could be tracked to monitor a person's mental health.
Researchers have developed a soft, worm-like robot that moves similarly to inchworms.
University of Wisconsin-Madison investigators are developing a simulator to help medical students virtually practice surgical procedures.
Stanford University researchers have mined geotagged tweets for indications of mood and searched for correlations with the weather.
Once locked in an arms race with each other for the fastest supercomputers, US national laboratories are now banding together to buy their next-generation machines.
Could a futuristic society of humans with the power to control their own biological functions ever become reality?
The lander bounced twice, initially about 1km back out into space, before settling in the shadow of a cliff, 1km from its intended target site.
On a bright fall day last year off the coast of Southern California, an Air Force B-1 bomber launched an experimental missile that may herald the future of warfare.
The High Performance Computing-Power API specification standardizes measurement of power- and energy-relevant features for high-performance computing systems.
Smart cars will need many more layers of cyberprotection than automakers believe is necessary.
University of California, Davis researchers recently conducted an examination of projects hosted on GitHub and the languages used to build them.
A new type of DVD technology will enable users to store 212,000 times the amount of data of a standard 4.7 GB disc.
Funding for the ACM A.M. Turing Award has increased to the level of other major international awards.
You can now count your steps, measure your glucose levels, monitor your blood pressure and track your caloric intake from your phone or high-tech wristband.
ESA's Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.
Adults living in the U.S. overwhelmingly believe that the government and private companies are violating their privacy, a new survey found.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Manuela Veloso believes robots can be made fully autonomous by designing them to ask for help when necessary.
Robotics researchers plan to meet with healthcare and aid workers as part of a series of workshops on how technology can help fight Ebola and other dangerous viruses.
Apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights may be vulnerable to various hack attacks, according to computer scientists.
The NEBIAS project, a European Union effort to develop advanced prosthetic hands, is demonstrating great strides only a year after its creation.
President Barack Obama on Monday called on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to regulate Internet service providers as public utilities.
University of Alabama researchers are working on the development of a sensor that can automatically track diet.