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Technology will soon make officials at high-level sports events as obsolete as elevator operators, their skill set as useful as knowing how to make a wood tennis racket.
Genevieve Bell runs a skunk works of some 100 social scientists and designers who travel the globe, observing how people use technology in their homes and in public.
"On your marks, get set, Go!" might work to start a race on the playground but in the highest-stakes world of the Olympic games, where every thousandth of a second counts, even a gunshot isn't fast enough to accurately and fairly…
Dr Alec Van Herwijnen has buried microphones under the deep snow in order to listen for avalanches.
Submerging supercomputers and servers in oil or other liquids to cool them off might offer a way to reduce their massive energy consumption.
The White House has released a new cybersecurity framework designed to help critical infrastructure operators create comprehensive cybersecurity programs.
A report found U.S. women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year.
Researchers have developed software that determines how autonomous robots can make specific structures by following the same set of rules.
The oPhone is a device that enables odors to be sent via Bluetooth and smartphone attachments to other oPhones around the world.
The Acqualta project in Venice, aims to engage citizens in an effort to monitor flooding in the city's canals using open data and sensor technology.
A University of Kentucky professor is researching new ways to use computers to understand images.
A few times a month, Airbus Flight Test Engineer Patrick du Ché stands up from his desk, takes off his jacket and tie, walks to the coat rack in the corner of his office, and slips into a set of fire-resistant underwear, a bright…
It's been a long time coming, and some experts say it isn't enough.
Yesterday, at Microsoft Research New England, colleagues were to gather to pay tribute to Butler Lampson, 1992 recipient of the ACM A.M Turing Award.
Diapers could enabled to notify parents when they need to change their baby, using a disposable organic sensor developed by University of Tokyo professors.
Glenn Greenwald is back reporting about the NSA, now with Pierre Omidyar's news organization FirstLook and its introductory publication, The Intercept.
Leroy Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Washington, likes to talk about what he calls P4 medicine: health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.
Behind a long rectangular window, in a high white room tended by ghostly figures in masks and hats, a new satellite is taking shape.
Researchers say they have developed a system that combines existing robotic control programs to enable multiagent systems to collaborate in complex ways.
Google is helping to promote a global competition to find an up-and-coming software developer artist who pushes the boundaries of art using code.
Don Harrison became Google's head of mergers and acquisitions about a year ago.
The National Center for Women in Technology has partnered with the Million Women Mentors to boost female participation in the technology industry.
Researchers will use social media to track the emotions of people viewing the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
A doctoral student will use a friendly robot to study how the human-robot relationship would be affected if robots have human-like thought biases.
Writing a program to control a single autonomous robot navigating an uncertain environment with an erratic communication link is hard enough; write one for multiple robots that may or may not have to work in tandem, depending…
The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century is not just the story of steam power, but steam started it all.
e-Cycling allows reclamation of valuable materials, and helps prevent pollution.
The massive Target data breach is a symbol of the need for tighter data security in big retail chains, but it's also still an evolving story in its own right.
Swiss and Italian researchers have developed a robotic hand that enables amputees to feel differences between objects.
Researchers have found that electrical resistance in nanoribbons of epitaxial graphene changes in discrete steps following quantum mechanical principles.