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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative was formed to identify and provide extra funding to critical open source projects that need help ensuring the security of their code.
Google plans to phase out its SPDY open networking protocol in early 2016 and instead support HTTP/2 in Chrome.
Back in 2001, two computer scientists, Paul Viola and Michael Jones, triggered a revolution in the field of computer face detection.
Surgeons sometimes fly blind when operating on hard-to-reach anatomical parts or hard-to-see conditions.
Tony Coles could have had any job he wanted in the drug industry.
Astronomers have observed Jupiter for centuries.
A mysterious group of humans from the east stormed western Europe 4,500 years ago—bringing with them technologies such as the wheel, as well as a language that is the forebear of many modern tongues, suggests one of the largest…
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will use artificial intelligence to schedule research opportunities for its many probes and rovers.
A new Google Glass application enables the wearer to quickly analyze the health of a plant without damaging it.
ETH Zurich researchers say they have found a way to store information for more than a million years.
A University of Washington study identifies inaccurate, negative stereotypes as the key culprits in the underrepresentation of women in computer science and engineering.
Former ACM president Vint Cerf worries a forthcoming "digital Dark Age" will leave behind mountains of data people will no longer be able to access.
In an interview, Cynthia Breazeal, director of the robotics lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and creator of the Jibo family robot, explores her life.
Facial-recognition algorithms power a new smartphone app that will enable college instructors to take classroom attendance more effectively and efficiently.
Robots long ago earned a place in factories, where their pneumatic pumps and steel welding arms help manufacture everything from cars to planes.
Like his work or hate it, it's clear that the painter Jackson Pollock pioneered a distinctive visual style with his drip paintings.
Software reverse engineering, the art of pulling programs apart to figure out how they work, is what makes it possible for sophisticated hackers to scour code for exploitable bugs.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers recently demonstrated what could be gained when facilities and tools are linked to complete specialized research.
Gordon Moore's famous calculation of the gains in power and economy that would drive chip production continues to have profound implications for every enterprise, no matter what the sector. But most of us have difficulty grasping…
Researchers found changes to the text and graphics used in security warnings can help prompt users to take corrective action.
Splicing-based Analysis of variants (SPANR) is a computer model that can predict the effects mutations in the human genome would have on splicing.
Researchers say they have achieved a breakthrough in the effort to accurately measure temperature at the scale of individual microelectronic devices.
A call for proposals on maximizing the social benefits of AI.
It's a video which is bound to go viral. Spot sets off down an office corridor, and then out into the open air.
Even though the sky looks about the same every night to those of us here on Earth, cataclysmic things happen in outer space constantly.
Astronomers tinkering with ice and organics in the lab may have discovered why comets are encased in a hard, outer crust.
It’s been just over 45 years since the Apollo Moon landings, and some would have it that we are failing to build big anymore; that we've since become too fascinated with the small, too impressed by our tablet computers, games…
Yahui and Tatsuo Matsui met because of their dogs, Ai and Doggy.
A geographer at the University of Maryland is using big data culled from social media to develop better models of the ways people behave when snow begins to fall.