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Nvidia cofounder Chris Malachowsky is eating a sausage omelet and sipping burnt coffee in a Denny's off the Berryessa overpass in San Jose.
Encryption keeps your secrets, until it doesn't.
The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein's century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.
A new study shows people are more likely to use positive rather than negative words in their communications.
Europe is either ahead of or on equal footing with the U.S. in terms of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies.
Nearly 55,000 students in the U.S. took the Advanced Placement computer science A exam this year.
A hackathon inspired by the influence of fake news on the U.S. presidential election seeks to incentivize the prioritization of truth.
The University of Waterloo's Center for Automotive Research in Canada will begin testing an autonomous vehicle on Ontario's public roads early next year.
It was a drab, chill day in November, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
A Berlin-based group of rocket scientists and engineers are aiming to land a pair of privately funded Audi-branded robotic rovers on the moon and drive them to inspect NASA's Apollo 17 lunar roving vehicle. They'd be the first…
Think of lasers and what springs to mind?
Ask the Google search app "What is the fastest bird on Earth?," and it will tell you.
Genevieve Bell is an Australian anthropologist who has been working at tech company Intel for 18 years, where she is currently head of sensing and insights.
Batman's Kitchen is providing University of Washington students the opportunity to learn about information security and practice their cybersecurity skills.
Clemson University researchers have developed computational software for wildlife habitat connectivity modeling.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville researchers have developed an algorithm that indicates, following a disaster, which areas need detailed mapping first, which should help response teams respond more efficiently to the most urgent…
Bloch was the first U.S. National Science Foundation director to come from a business rather than academic background, and the first without a doctoral degree.
Germany's spy chief has warned that Russian hackers are pelting his country with disinformation that could undermine the democratic process, echoing concerns already voiced by his domestic intelligence counterpart.
The announcement at BlizzCon 2016 that met with the most muted response was arguably the most revolutionary.
Consumers increasingly are bypassing traditional content providers to download content a la carte via broadband connection.
Halite creates an engaging game environment in which to learn, write, and visualize code in action.
Cynthia Dwork is best known for inventing "differential privacy," a set of techniques that safeguard the privacy of individuals in a large database.
An intelligence source told BuzzFeed News they fear 2017’s federal elections could see a repeat of the misinformation and hacking that disrupted the U.S. presidential race.
A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.
The next great space telescope spread its golden wings this month.
A response to a post that went viral, called "Code I’m Still Ashamed Of."
Is there a research institute with a more distinguished pedigree in graphene research than the University of Manchester?
The 21 latest recipients of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom included Margaret Hamilton and Grace Hopper.
Researchers at Austria's Technical University of Wien, in collaboration with Japan's NTT, are moving toward new quantum memory concepts using nitrogen atoms and microwaves.
Researchers at Google's DeepMind and the University of Oxford are using deep-learning techniques to create a lip-reading system that can perform better than professional lip readers.