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The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday designated six projects across the U.S. for research into drones, the unmanned aircraft that have the potential to alter everything from package delivery to surveillance.
By now, most people have heard of Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer currency whose value has soared over the past couple of years.
They aren't taking any chances at Barclays Bank in Britain.
Researchers have reached a milestone in an effort to create a virtual nematode worm in a computer.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has completed its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration mission.
The European Commission's Ilhaire project aims to make chatbot avatars laugh more realistically.
In a University of Michigan class called Imagine, Innovate, Act!, non-computing students design mobile apps to help users set and meet wellness milestones.
A first-of-its-kind atom-level simulation of a cell's G protein-coupled receptor could help improve drug design and lead to specialized scientific projects.
A new data-coding technology based on transmission control protocol could more than double bandwidth on satellite Internet connections.
Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.
The debate over the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program, citing its need in the…
When Microsoft launched its research labs in 1991, the personal computer was just beginning to blossom into a worldwide phenomenon, thanks in no small part to Windows.
Physicist John Pendry talks about the profound physics obscured by his invisibility cloak and how metamaterials could help realise the perfect lens.
A new year is a good time to make long-term plans, and NASA has jumped into the deep end of planning.
Researchers say they have developed a technique for addressing vertex-connectivity problems.
ChroGPS is a new software application that serves to facilitate the analysis and understanding of epigenetic data and to extract intelligible information.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to significantly expand its cyber workforce.
Canadian high school girls who are good at math are half as likely as their male counterparts to pursue STEM and computer science in college.
A new molecular communications system can send messages and data in environments where electromagnetic waves cannot be used.
Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the National Security Agency.
Team Schaft's machine carried out all eight rescue-themed tasks to outscore its rivals by a wide margin.
Researchers have uncovered unexpected features of graphene that appear under extreme conditions, which could allow the material to be used for exotic applications.
In defending the NSA's telephony metadata collection efforts, government officials have repeatedly resorted to one seemingly significant detail: This is just metadata—numbers dialed, lengths of calls.
Researchers say they have reproduced the antiferromagnetic coupling between layers in particles measuring 10 to 20 nanometers.
The International Internet System Security Certification Consortium is suggesting ways to increase the number of candidates for open federal cybersecurity positions.
Although women are generally underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, analytics offers a level playing field for women.
Nearly 60 years after his suicide, Alan Turing has been officially pardoned by the Queen.
Right now, the average person's data footprint—the annual amount of data produced worldwide, per capita—is just a little short of one terabyte.
The familiar voice on the hotel room phone did not waste words.
Researchers have weighed a planet orbiting a distant star by measuring the starlight passing through its atmosphere.