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Researchers have found that contactless payments are more vulnerable then previously believed.
Internet2 is working to bring a hybrid cloud environment to its community of research and educational institutions.
At some point in 2014, your friends are totally going to be into this Dutch DJ named Martin Garrix.
With Bitcoin interest (and prices) spiking, you might be considering investing in your own little cache of digital currency.
Cameras are strewn around our environment, catching glimpses of our faces everywhere we go, yet even the best facial recognition technology still has a hard time picking us out of the crowd.
Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines…
Women of color, especially black women, are significantly underrepresented in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics positions
Intel's perceptual computing technology incorporates gestures, facial recognition, and voice recognition to make devices more "natural, intuitive, and immersive."
Magnetic tape is being revived as a viable storage medium for the vast volume of data generated, which doubles every two years at its current rate.
Japanese researchers have developed a robot designed to provide assistance and companionship to human astronauts who spend months working in space.
The new Tongue Drive System is a wearable system that enables paralyzed people to control wheelchairs with flicks of their pierced tongues.
Codewebs, an artificially intelligent tutor for online students that can analyze and assess submitted code, can give students fast, tailored feedback and guidance.
It's going to be a ball when NASA's Dawn spacecraft finally arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres, and mission managers have now inked in the schedule on Dawn's dance card.
In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner.
The Founding Fathers weren't big on texting.
One day last month, Jim Vidmar bought 1,000 fake Twitter accounts for $58 from an online vendor in Pakistan.
The Fleet Integrated Synthetic Training/Testing Facility software and gaming technology offers an affordable, adaptive way to train sailors for combat scenarios.
Researchers have developed a security system for wireless communications that would prevent a would-be eavesdropper from receiving transmitted information.
Researchers say they have identified new characteristics of electron transport in a two-dimensional sheet of graphene layered on top of a semiconductor.
Edmund Clarke will receive the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science.
You may one day be able to unlock your iPhone based just on your good looks.
As moons go, Europa is doing pretty well in the looks department.
Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation…
Back in August, NASA formally threw in the towel on attempts to get its Kepler planet-hunting probe working again.
The fiasco with the $600 million federal health insurance website wasn't all bureaucratic.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to get involved in state efforts to force online retailers such as Amazon.com to collect sales tax from customers even in places where the companies do not have a physical presence.
A new virtual birthing simulator could enable mothers, doctors, and midwives to see how a birth will likely occur.
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers have started running applications on a novel machine to explore quantum computing.
The University of Texas at Austin's Team Longhorn was the overall winner of the 2013 Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the recent SC13 Conference in Denver.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has allocated six $100,000 grants to projects aimed at "increasing interoperability of social good data."