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The first time Ben Novak saw a passenger pigeon, he fell to his knees and remained in that position, speechless, for 20 minutes.
Remember playing "The Oregon Trail" computer game in middle school?
President Xi Jinping will head the central Internet security and informatization leading group, according to a statement released after the first meeting of the group on Thursday.
A Hungarian team has created the first drones that can fly as a coordinated flock.
Women interested in the theory and practice of cybersecurity can now turn to a new scholarship program launched by Hewlett-Packard to support their studies.
A new method for motion capture that works without markers immediately transfers actors' movements to virtual characters in near-real time.
Researchers have found most of the information being discussed on Twitter falls into six distinct patterns or networks.
The new K-Glass head-mounted display features an Augmented Reality chip based on the Visual Attention Model, which mimics the human brain's visual data processing.
Researchers have created a projector embedded in jewelry to enable consumers to use their hands or the floor as a screen for reading email and other digital information.
Last Oct. 17—more than two weeks after the launch of HealthCare.gov—White House chief of staff Denis McDonough came back from Baltimore rattled by what he had learned at the headquarters of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…
The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense.
Igor Spetic's hand was in a fist when it was severed by a forging hammer three years ago as he made an aluminum jet part at his job.
Joaquin Guzman, better known by the nickname "El Chapo," didn't get to be one of the world's most notorious and elusive drug lords without knowing a thing or two about how to cover his tracks.
Researchers have found the conducting and insulating phases of ultra-thin films of Mott materials can be controlled by applying an epitaxial strain to the crystal lattice.
U.S. military personnel are forming complex emotional ties with robots, in a growing trend that might foreshadow the future of human-robot interactions.
Project BlueShark is helping the Navy experiment with a virtual reality headset for applications such as providing ship operators with a 3D view of their environments.
An online community-oriented map could fill a key role in the effort to protect forests around the world.
Are you curious why everyone is talking about the Internet of everything?
Part of the European Human Brain Project aims to mimic the brain for better computing.
NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets.
So for the past 18 months, there has been a horrific security hole in many of Apple's products that has allowed "man in the middle" attacks on supposedly secure Internet communications.
Space-bound robots tend look like tanks and are about as flexible as the Tin Man after a rainstorm.
This is a story about ARM Holdings, the mobile technology company.
For Thomas Caudell, it started with a desire to make it easier to build airplanes.
The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium has proposed a faster and more power-efficient specification for its emerging Hybrid Memory Cube memory technology.
The Sketch programming language enables programmers to leave out some coding details, with Sketch filling in the blanks.
A "personal cockpit" would provide a good way for people to interact with their apps in the near future, according to researchers at the University of Manitoba.
The California Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate is trying to solve the problem of having too few minority Ph.D. students in STEM fields.
Companies operating globally could use a new platform to enable local engineers to collaborate with experts abroad in real time to address issues with production.
Ernest Rutherford, pioneer in studying the world inside atoms, famously remarked that all science is either physics or stamp collecting.